Accession Number : AD0715609
Title : Hypervelocity Research Program.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV
Personal Author(s) : Semon,H. W.
Report Date : FEB 1963
Pagination or Media Count : 22
Abstract : The report describes a program aimed at the development of a type of high explosive projector capable of accelerating small particles to velocities high enough to simulate meteoroids. It describes a modified type of shaped charge projector that is capable of producing a small cluster of spherical particles having a total mass of approximately 0.07 grams moving at a velocity of 43,000 feet per second. (Author)
Descriptors : (*HYPERVELOCITY GUNS, DESIGN), (*SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, METEORS), HYPERVELOCITY PROJECTILES, DETONATION WAVES, CAVITY LINERS, SHAPED CHARGES, EXPERIMENTAL DATA
Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE