Accession Number : AD0905674

Title :   Environmental Testing of the Advanced Contact Sensor. Volume I. Initial Development Testing.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jul 71-Feb 72,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE SPECIAL WEAPONS CENTER KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Krek, Frank T.

Report Date : NOV 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : Environmental tests were performed on advanced contact sensors (fuzes). The tests were performed for the purpose of determining threshold level (g loading) of the sensors, to demonstrate the performance of the sensors through the specified operating and nonoperating tests, and to identify sensitivity thresholds of the sensors. As the result of testing, it was ascertained that certain environments have no effect on the sensors while others, particularly shock loading, adversely affect their function. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*IMPACT FUZES, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS), (*GUIDED MISSILE FUZES, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS), DETECTORS, NUCLEAR RADIATION, ACCELERATION, LOADS(FORCES), SHOCK(MECHANICS), ALTITUDE, VOLTAGE, ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE, VELOCITY, CIRCUITS, MINIATURE FUZES, VIBRATION, HUMIDITY, TEMPERATURE, SENSITIVITY, FAILURE(MECHANICS), GRAVITY, CERAMIC MATERIALS, NOSE CONES, MONITORS.

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE