Accession Number : AD0617177

Title :   EVALUATION OF A RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE WARNING SYSTEM (PROJECT CLOUDBURST),

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS LABS FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : Petriken,T. E.

Report Date : 16 AUG 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A radiological defense warning system developed by the U. S. Army Signal Engineering Laboratories for the Corps of Engineers was evaluated by exposure to nuclear detonations. The system evaluated consisted of thermal, gamma, and blast pressure detectors. Stations were located in overpressure regions of 1 psi on early events and moved to greater distances on later shots. The results showed that, in the overpressure region for which it was designed, the warning system operated successfully. In addition, on Shots 5, 6, and 8 successful operation was obtained at distances much greater than required. It is recommended that further testing on a limited scale be effected to determine the suitability of this system for detection in the region of 1 psi for megaton-yield devices. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADIATION ALARMS, CIVIL DEFENSE), (*NUCLEAR WARFARE, RADIATION ALARMS), (*RADIOLOGICAL WARFARE, RADIATION ALARMS), HEALTH PHYSICS, UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES, RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, DETONATIONS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE