Accession Number : AD0361832

Title :   TEST OF INTERIM IBDA PROCEDURES.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Mar-May 54,

Corporate Author : STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND OFFUTT AFB NE

Personal Author(s) : Triantafellu, Rockly

Report Date : JAN 1956

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The objective of Project 6.1 (CASTLE) was to determine whether the equipment-operating procedures used in obtaining radar scope photos for IBDA (Indirect Bomb Damage Assessment) of previous A-bomb tests were valid for thermonuclear weapons. The procedures for obtaining the radar photos involved positioning of bombers at a safe distance from ground zero at operational altitudes, with radar scanning ground zero during, and immediately after, the weapon burst. The photography obtained on each shot was generally good. The conclusions are that a high yield weapon burst can be readily detected by the bomber's radar, and that present equipment-operating techniques are adequate. These conclusions must be qualified. (Author)

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, RADAR TRACKING, PHOTOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS, NUCLEAR BOMBS, DAMAGE, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, RADAR, RADAR EQUIPMENT, AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, PHOTOINTERPRETATION.

Subject Categories : Military Intelligence
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE