Accession Number : ADA297743

Title :   MABS Monograph, Air Blast Instrumentation, 1943-1993 Measurement Techniques and Instrumentation. Volume 1. The Nuclear Era. 1945-1963.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 17 Sep 92-31 May 94,

Corporate Author : APPLIED RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC ALBUQUERQUE NM

Personal Author(s) : Reisler, Ralph E. ; Keefer, John H. ; Ethridge, Noel H.

PDF Url : ADA297743

Report Date : 01 MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 255

Abstract : Blast wave measurement techniques and instrumentation developed by Military Applications of Blast Simulators (MABS) participating countries to study blast phenomena during the nuclear era are summarized. Passive and active gages both mechanical self-recording and electronic systems deployed on kiloton and megaton explosive tests during the period 1945-1963 are presented. The country and the year the gage was introduced are included with the description. References are also provided. Volume 2 covers measurement techniques and instrumentation for the period 1959-1993 and Volume 3 covers structural target and gage calibration from 1943 to 1993. (AN)

Descriptors :   *AIRBURST, *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION TESTING, *PRESSURE GAGES, *ELECTRONIC RECORDING SYSTEMS, PRESSURE TRANSDUCERS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, SHOCK WAVES, AIRBORNE, BLAST WAVES, PASSIVE SYSTEMS, EXPLOSIVES, PRESSURE MEASUREMENT, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, BLAST LOADS, CALIBRATION, DYNAMOMETERS, DYNAMIC PRESSURE, DETONATIONS, MAGNETIC TAPE, NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTATION, TELEMETER SYSTEMS, BETA COUNTERS, DENSITOMETERS.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Instrumentation
      Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE