Feasibility Study And Design Of A Self-Attenuating Light Valve: Supersedes WADC TR 59-81

Download this report (PDF, 1.08 MB, 24 pages)
Report Number: WADD TR 60-827
Author(s): Dreyer, John F.
Corporate Author(s): Polacoat Incorporated
Laboratory: Life Support Systems Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-02
Pages: 24
Contract: AF 33(616)-6715
DoD Project: 7165
DoD Task: 71839
Identifier: AD0265431

The use of phototropic materials as self-attenuating light valves has been re-evaluated in the light of additional information. Sunglass application still appears to be feasible. As eye-protective devices to prevent flashblindness and retinal burns from nuclear detonations, phototropic filters appear to be feasible. However, it is impossible to state that they will provide complete eye protection under all operational conditions until more information is available on: (1) the absorption coefficients of the materials and (2) the tolerance of the human retina to short-duration, high-intensity radiation.

Provenance: IIT

Other options for obtaining this report:

Via the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC):
A record for this report, and possibly a pdf download of the report, exists at DTIC

Via National Technical Report Library:
This report may be available for download from NTRL. Use the Title from this record to locate the item in DTIC Online

Indications of Public Availability
No digital image of an index entry indicating public availability is currently available
The inside cover of this report indicates that it was released for public sale