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the application of an ultraviolet sensitive fire detector in a manned space vehicle.Description of a detector which is sensitive to the ultraviolet molecular emissions of flames and has been selected as the basic element of the NASA Skylab fire-detection system. This detector is sensitive to approximately 10 to the minus 12th watts of ultraviolet radiation and will detect small flames at distances in excess of three meters. Its response to a variety of burning spacecraft materials has been investigated both in one-gravity and zero-gravity. The results of experiments conducted in an aircraft flying zero-gravity parabolas in an attempt to simulate the characteristics of a fire which the detector must sense are cited.
Document ID
19720033918
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Linford, R. M. F.
(McDonnell Douglas Applied Optics Laboratory St. Louis, Mo., United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1971
Subject Category
INSTRUMENTATION AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Meeting Information
Optical Society of America, Fall Meeting(Ottawa)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS9-6555
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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