Accession Number : AD0914455

Title :   Evaluation of Minuteman Accelerometer Instrumentation.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Aug 71-Sep 72,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Patel,Mahendra Kumar ; Chazen,David G.

Report Date : OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 353

Abstract : Various tests were performed to determine the capabilities and limits of piezoresistive accelerometers. Macroscopic, static, and dynamic tests were conducted on all accelerometers before and after the environmental tests (electrical, humidity, and temperature). The accelerometers were overranged to check their overrange performance characteristics.

Descriptors :   (*ACCELEROMETERS, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS), (*SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, INSTRUMENTATION), (*PIEZOELECTRIC GAGES, ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE), AIRBURST, SURFACE BURST, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, SHOCK RESISTANCE, VULNERABILITY, HUMIDITY, TEMPERATURE, DYNAMICS, RESPONSE, TEST METHODS, EXPLOSIVES, ACCELERATION, GUIDED MISSILE COMPONENTS, STRAIN GAGES, VARIABLE CAPACITORS

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE