Accession Number : AD0710229

Title :   HIGH-SPEED INFRARED TEMPERATURE-MAPPING OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE WEAPON COMPONENTS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WEAPONS COMMAND ROCK ISLAND ILL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Van Damme,G. E. ; Amoruso,M. J. ; Iversen,R. J. ; McGarvey,J. W.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : High-speed infrared instrumentation (having a response time of 10 microseconds) developed at the USAWECOM Science and Technology Laboratory for the remote, non-contact, temperature measurement of high-performance weapon components are described. The instrumentation and the techniques developed were subsequently utilized to temperature-map the six rotating barrels of the M134 7.62mm Minigun, firing at 4000 shots per minute, and to temperature-map the barrel of the XM140 30mm Automatic Gun in actual firing tests. The instrumentation and the techniques described have direct application to many other areas of weapons research and development being conducted at the U. S. Army Weapons Command. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GUN BARRELS, THERMAL ANALYSIS), (*ELECTRIC GUNS, THERMAL ANALYSIS), EMISSIVITY, BLACKBODY RADIATION, THERMAL ANALYSIS, RADIOMETERS, INFRARED RADIATION, INSTRUMENTATION

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Guns
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE