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Locating Miners in Smoke-filled Mine Openings With Infrared Imagers.
NTIS: PB 265 931 :16 pages
Calculations based on data obtained from measurements of smoke from coal-fired powerplants predict that infrared imagers will be useful tools for smoke vision. Infrared imagers operating in the 3- to 5- um spectral region have been evaluated for this purpose. A mine opening 110 meters long was filled with smoke from burning coal, and two men, wearing breathing apparatuses, moved through the smoke to serve as targets. The men were detected and identified at 80 meters.
IH; Report of Investigations
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 265 931
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division