Accession Number : ADP005350

Title :   Assessment of the Feasibility of Performing Infield Nondestructive Evaluation to Determine the Presence of Explosives Materials within Cased Munitions,

Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX

Personal Author(s) : Gryting,Harold J.

Report Date : AUG 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Progress in explosives vapor detection is reviewed. The NAVSEA problems of detecting live explosives in sealed ordnance and differentiating them from inert materials are considered and detection techniques useful in their solution presented. Recommendations for vapor detection improvements and for development of new techniques and instrumentation are given. Portable on-the-fly measurements of vapor from bombs will not at present assure live vs. inert differentiation.

Descriptors :   *EXPLOSIVES DETECTION, *AMMUNITION CASES, *NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING, VAPORS, EXPLOSIVES, SEALED SYSTEMS, TEST METHODS, TEST EQUIPMENT, MEASUREMENT, BOMBS, SYMPOSIA

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE