Accession Number : AD0739714

Title :   Laser Guided Boring of Major Caliber Gun Barrels.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. on Phase 1 and 2,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE SYSTEMS COMMAND WASHINGTON D C

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

Report Date : JUL 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The project established the feasibility of using a Laser beam to guide the boring head in boring a 5 inch gun barrel. Prototype equipment was developed and actual tests made on 10 foot sections of tubing. These tests proved the ability of the system to maintain a straight hole and to correct built-in errors. The ability to maintain a straight bore with a total indicated reading of .017 inch or less was demonstrated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DRILLING, LASERS), (*GUN BARRELS, DRILLING), FEASIBILITY STUDIES, GUIDANCE, DRILLS, ALIGNMENT

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE