Accession Number : ADA136284

Title :   Assessment of the Feasibility of Performing Infield Nondestructive Evaluation to Determine the Presence of Explosives Materials within Cased Munitions. Phase II. Nonvapor Detection.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Jun-21 Nov 83,

Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX

Personal Author(s) : Gryting,H J

PDF Url : ADA136284

Report Date : Nov 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The Navy has the ongoing problem of ordnance being loaded with simulants for various requirements including practice items being difficult to differentiate from explosive-filled ordnance. In addition some practice bombs contain energetic marker materials. Ideally, one portable instrument for all differentiation problems would be chosen if available. The current survey is to determine the status of explosives detection instruments and possibly viable concepts for such detection for Navy ordnance, much of which is sealed. This plase (II) covers nonvapor detection.

Descriptors :   *Nondestructive testing, *Explosives, *Detection, Detectors, Ammunition, Ammunition cases, Naval equipment, X rays, Computer applications, Tomography, Ordnance, Compton scattering, Nuclear magnetic resonance, Thermal neutrons, Neutron capture, Test methods, Naval research, Surveys

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE