Accession Number : ADD013973

Title :   Ocean Location Marking Using Film Forming Polymers.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 2 Nov 87, patented 7 Mar 89,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kolesar, Robert R ; Richard, J T

Report Date : 07 Mar 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A method of and an apparatus for providing an all weather day and night location marker on the surface of a body of water enable optional visual, radar and IR detection to ensure the timely rescue of a disaster victim. A cohesive surfactant is mixed with an evaporation reducer and contained in a packet that allows the dispersing of a film made up of the two compounds after they are placed in the water. The film creates a surface that has a slick appearance with respect to the surrounding water, that has a reduced

Descriptors :   *ALLOYS, *DISASTERS, *PATENTS, *POLYMERS, *RADAR REFLECTIONS, ALL WEATHER, BACKSCATTERING, CASUALTIES, DAY, DETECTION, EVAPORATION, FILMS, MARKERS, NIGHT, OCEANS, RADAR, REDUCTION, RESCUES, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, TIMELINESS, WATER

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE