Accession Number : ADA337899

Title :   Design, Construct and Test the Hi-Therm Simulator

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 16 Jan 96-31 May 94

Corporate Author : GENERAL SCIENCES INC SOUDERTON PA

Personal Author(s) : Zavitsanos, Peter D. ; Matthews, Michael C. ; DeDominicis, L. D. ; Semon, Howard ; Lerner, Kenneth

PDF Url : ADA337899

Report Date : 01 FEB 1998

Pagination or Media Count : 142

Abstract : Under the previous SBIR programs, GSI investigated the application of highly exothermic intermetallic reactions with the most energetic of these reactions constituting the basis for the Hi-Therm Simulator. The objective of the technical effort pursued under this effort was to develop and demonstrate a thermal source simulator prototype which is capable of uniformly irradiating a 30 foot by 10 foot area with a target plane peak flux of 150 cal/cm^2/sec (628 W/cm^2). At the 150 cal/cm^2/sec peak flux capability, the simulator must be capable of providing a predetermined thermal fluence level in the range of 50 to 450 cal/cm^2 (209 to 1883 J/cm^2). The thermal simulator must be designed so that it will not interfere with the blast effects of a DNA High Explosive full field test. This report summarizes the developmental effort conducted at GSI and the two sets of demonstration tests conducted at the DNA Thermal Radiative Source Test Site, Coyote Canyon, Kirtland AFB, NM, in April and November 1992.

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION SIMULATION, *HEAT FLUX, *THERMAL RADIATION, TEST AND EVALUATION, SIMULATORS, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, PROTOTYPES, EXPLOSION EFFECTS, NUCLEAR RADIATION, WEAPONS EFFECTS, RADIOMETRY, NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE.

Subject Categories : Explosions
      Nuclear Weapons

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