Accession Number : AD0643537

Title :   FEASIBILITY OF LAUNCHING MICRON-SIZE PARTICLES AT SPEEDS OF 12,000 FT/SEC TO 18,000 FT/SEC.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Braun,Walter F.

Report Date : SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : A technique is described whereby a light gas gun was used to launch micron-size spherical particles of the stable isotope of a radioactive salt at velocities up to 18,000 ft/sec. The required sabot was successively retarded, deflected and stopped before reaching the range area. Spark shadowgraph and streak camera techniques were used to observe the particles in free flight. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SABOT PROJECTILES, LAUNCHING), PARTICLES, STABLE ISOTOPES, LIGHT GAS GUNS, INHIBITION, TARGETS, SPARK SHADOWGRAPH PHOTOGRAPHY, EXTERIOR BALLISTICS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE