Accession Number : ADA304446

Title :   Operation Tumbler-Snapper, Nevada Proving Grounds, April-June 1952, Project 12.1 - Bhangmeter Mod II

Corporate Author : EDGERTON GERMESHAUSEN AND GRIER INC BOSTON MA

Personal Author(s) : Grier, Herbert E.

PDF Url : ADA304446

Report Date : JAN 1953

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The Mod II Bhangmeter used for Operation Tumbler-Snapper was developed for Operation Buster-Jangle. It is a device for determining the yield of an atomic explosion photoelectrically. A measure of the visible radiation as a function of time provides a basis for scaling the device under measurement against previously detonated weapons of known yield. The evaluation of this instrument can be traced through previous reports such as Air Drop Instrumentation, Bhangmeter.

Descriptors :   *BHANGMETERS, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, RADIATION, VISIBILITY, PHOTOELECTRIC MATERIALS.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Weapons
      Nuclear Instrumentation

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