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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE