COATINGS WITH SELECTED INFRARED PROPERTIES FOR USE ON CF SHIPS

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Authors
  1. Foster, T.
  2. Hacker, D.
  3. Abel, B.
Corporate Authors
Esquimalt Defence Research Detachment, Victoria BC (CAN);Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
Infrared properties of coatings used on naval vessels are important in maintaining ship habitability, i.e. reducing heat build-up in compartments and protecting equipment from excessive temperatures. Coatings can also be used to control the infrared signature of a ship. In this presentation, a brief overview of the various properties of infrared radiation (solar, near and thermal infrared) and the significance of infrared radiation for naval vessels will be given. Various ways of changing the solar infrared, near infrared and thermal infrared properties of coatings such as choice of pigment content, resin type and surface property will be presented along with the effects these changes can have on the temperature and IR reflectivity of the coated surface. Finally, the development of new solar reflective coatings for naval vessels will be presented. These new coatings reflect up to 80% of the incident solar infrared radiation, as compared to 30% for the currently used coatings. These coatings will significantly affect the surface temperature of the ship sides and decks and contribute to a reduction in the IR signature of the ship.
Report Number
DREA-SR-97-002-PAP-5 — CONTAINED IN 98-00986
Date of publication
01 Oct 1997
Number of Pages
44
DSTKIM No
98-00991
CANDIS No
507208
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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