Accession Number : AD0851217

Title :   Reliability Study, Atlas Tank Fragmentation System for 'F' R and D Missiles,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Harris, D. A.

Report Date : 10 APR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : The purpose of this report is to present a reliability analysis based on the application of available data for the re-evaluation of critical reliabilities in the modified design of the tank fragmentation system for Atlas 'F' R and D missiles. This covers reliability considerations of probability of retro-rockets firing, probability of proper fragment detonation, probability of inadvertent premature fragmentation detonation, probability of no re-entry vehicle-fragment collision, and reliability testing. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, PROPELLANT TANKS), (*DESTRUCTORS, RELIABILITY), STAGING, ATMOSPHERE ENTRY, REENTRY VEHICLES, RETRO ROCKETS, ARMING DEVICES, AUTOMATIC PILOTS, FRAGMENTATION, SCATTERING, PROBABILITY, FAILURE(MECHANICS), GUIDED MISSILE RANGES, GUIDED MISSILE SAFETY.

Subject Categories : Surface-launched Guided Missiles
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE