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Identification And Assessment Of Factors Important In Modeling Of Electro-Optical System Performance In Realistic Fire Situations
Author(s): Barbara W. Levitt; Leonard S. Levitt
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Paper Abstract

The burning of grasses, other cellulosic vegetation materials, motor vehicles and their organic polymeric constituents, and common petroleum liquid fuels yield fire-generated products such as smoke particulates (usually a complex mixture of solid and/or liquid organic materials or substances predominantly carbonaceous or soot-like in character) and heat. The fire products have been identified and the factors which govern their concentrations are presented. The incentive for this study derives from the need to evaluate the performance of electro-optical sensors in adverse environments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1982
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 21(1) 211148 doi: 10.1117/12.7972875
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 21, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Barbara W. Levitt, Omega Science and Research Technologies (United States)
Leonard S. Levitt, University of Texas (United States)

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