Accession Number : ADA995349

Title :   Operation HARDTACK. Project 8.8. Thermal Radiation from Low-Yield Nuclear Burrsts.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Apr-Oct 58,

Corporate Author : KAMAN TEMPO SANTA BARBARA CA

Personal Author(s) : Reed,J. W. ; Gauvin,H. P. ; Cahill,J. P. ; Grenier,J. W. ; Baker,D. J.

Report Date : 31 DEC 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : The objective of Project 8.8 during the Nevada Test Site phase of Operation Hardtack was to investigate the thermal phenomena resulting from the detonation of fractional-kiloton-yield nuclear devices. Measurements were made by the Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories on six bursts with yields less than 1 kt. To provide correlation with the data, additional measurements were made on four bursts with yields greater than a kiloton.

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, *THERMAL RADIATION, INFRARED SPECTRA, INFRARED DETECTORS, BOLOMETERS, RADIANCE, YIELD(NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS), NEVADA

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE