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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE