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Pyrotechnic Illumination In The Underwater Environment
Author(s): Joseph L. Trocino; Howard S. Weisbrod
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Paper Abstract

Historical Sketch. Although the underwater illumination flare is a comparatively recent development in the field of pyrotechnics, the use of pyrotechnic devices such as fireworks and rockets has been known for a long time. Their origin is believed to have been in Asia, possibly not too long after the time of Christ. It has been generally accepted that pyrotechnic mixtures were well known in China and Asia centuries before the Arabs and Greeks brought this knowledge to Europe, and fireworks and rockets are known to have been used as instruments of war by the Arabs as early as the Seventh Century.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1971
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0024, Underwater Photo-Optical Instrumentation Applications III, (1 June 1971); doi: 10.1117/12.953481
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Joseph L. Trocino, J. L. Trocino & Associates (United States)
Howard S. Weisbrod, Pacific Instrumentation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0024:
Underwater Photo-Optical Instrumentation Applications III
Seibert Quimby Duntley; Joe J. Lones; H. S. Weisbrod, Editor(s)

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