Accession Number : ADA995242

Title :   OPERATION HARDTACK. Project 6.3. Effects of Nuclear Radiation on Electronic Fuze Components and Materials.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Apr-Oct 58,


Personal Author(s) : Conrad,E. E. ; Dobriansky,B. J. ; Simon,A. ; Tucker,R. W. ; Wimenitz,F. N.

Report Date : 01 JUN 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : This 1961 report is part of the NTPR (Nuclear Test Personnel Review) Program. The objectives of this project were to: (1) expose electronic component parts and materials that are used in ordnance electronic fuzes to the same radiation environment that will be experienced by the fuzes when they are tactically operated or stored in the vicinity of a nuclear detonation; (2) evaluate the performance of component parts and materials under simulated operating conditions before, during, and after a detonation; and (3) evaluate the behavior of an operating captive, typical guided missile fuze system (Corporal) when exposed to the same radiation environment as the individual electronic component parts. Originator-supplied keywords include: Nuclear effects.

Descriptors :   *Fuze functioning elements, *Guided missile fuzes, Radiation damage, Nuclear explosion testing, Electronic equipment, Nuclear weapons, Electromagnetic fuzes, Nuclear radiation

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE