Accession Number : AD0739012

Title :   A New Approach for Testing the M16Al Antipersonnel Mine.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Zaugg,Mark M.

Report Date : DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : Every two years, each lot of M16Al antipersonnel mines is sampled and tested to verify that the log meets the requirements of its functional code. If not, it is reclassified under another functional code according to the test results. The objective of this research is to recommend a new approach for functionally testing the mine that will be safer, more economical, and more reliable than the various methods presently in use. The report discusses the mine and how it functions, test procedures, previous test methods, and the hazards involved in the test. It also explores several theoretical solutions that were considered in determining best fixtures.

Descriptors :   (*MINES(ORDNANCE), *TEST METHODS), ANTIPERSONNEL WEAPONS, RELIABILITY, SAMPLING, CLASSIFICATION, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), SAFETY, THESES

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE