Accession Number : ADD014168

Title :   Apparatus and Method for Monitoring Pressure Leaks from a Sealed System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 5 Jun 89,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Welch, Jeanne A

Report Date : 05 Jun 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The present invention describes herein relates to the field of measuring pressure changes in sealed systems. More specifically, the invention relates to measuring pressure changes in sealed lamps. The invention especially relates to measuring pressure changes due to leaks in sealed lamps used in an infrared jammer. Lamps used in infrared jamming and other applications contain evacuated or pressurized gases in a sealed chamber. Such lamps are surrounded by sealed envelopes. When leaks occur into the evacuated chamber, catastrophic lamp failure or implosion may occur resulting in injury to personnel and extensive property damage. Patent; Applications. (jes)

Descriptors :   *CHAMBERS, *LAMPS, *SEALED SYSTEMS, *LEAKAGE(FLUID), DAMAGE, GASES, IMPLOSIONS, INFRARED JAMMING, MEASUREMENT, PATENT APPLICATIONS, PRESSURE, PRESSURIZATION, WOUNDS AND INJURIES, WATER

Subject Categories : Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE