Accession Number : ADD010508

Title :   A Solid Propellant Sound Generator for Coagulation of Aerosols.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Betts,Robert E ; Thorn,Lawrence B

Report Date : 05 Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A solid propellant gas generator operating with a calibrated tunable resonator produces a strong sonic field capable of affecting particle coagulation in an aerosol. The resonator is calibrated to produce a sonic field at the optimum frequency for a given aerosol and can be changed according to the aerosol involved. The resultant coagulation increases visibility and/or electromagnetic transmissibility within the sonic field. The device can be used to reduce obscuration during battlefield operations. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Sound generators, Gas generating systems, Solid propellants, Acoustic resonators, Particle flux, Coagulation, Electromagnetic environments, Visibility, Aerosols, Obscuration, Battlefields, Military operations, Operational effectiveness

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE