Accession Number : AD0743177

Title :   Strapdown Guidance Components High-G Survivability Tests.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA ADVANCED SENSORS DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Schneider,Ray W.

Report Date : 03 JAN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The report is the first in a series discussing the results of a Field Artillery System Technology Program to develop a ruggedized guidance unit using strapdown (body-fixed) optics and electronics. The task goal is the development of a unit which will functionally survive high-g launch shocks up to 12,500 g's and be suitable as a back-up to the present Cannon Launched Guided Projectile Program. The individual optical components tested will be oriented towards a wide field-of-view (plus or minus 20 degrees), refractive-optics, 1.06-micrometer wavelength seeker having a clear aperture of 1-1/2 to 2 inches in diameter. The report presents a discussion of the survivability of some optics which have been fired, presents a preliminary material analysis between various composition glasses and plastics, and describes some candidate hemispherical dome materials. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROJECTILES, TERMINAL GUIDANCE), RELIABILITY, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, PLASTIC LENSES, OPTICAL GLASS, FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, STATISTICAL DATA

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE