Accession Number : AD0428986


Title :   NON-CONDUCTIVE MONITORING OF MISSILE COMPONENTS AND SYSTEMS,


Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD


Personal Author(s) : Blair,R H


Report Date : 15 Oct 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 13


Abstract : Both the reliability and safety of an adaption kit/warhead system could be increased if nonelectrical monitoring were used. To overcome the disadvantages of electrical monitoring, a new system was designed using fiber optics, or the transmission of light by flexible-glass pipes. No electrical current is used for this monitor system. Induced light is transmitted from component to component, indicating component or subcomponent condition and/or presence. Fiber optics has a further advantage in its adaptability for separating reliability and safety features monitored. Poorly mated or unmated connections will interrupt the light path, thus indicating questionable system reliability. The condition of the components can be monitored by passing a light beam through a prearranged screen or port within each device. A system using this non-conductive method of monitoring requires no special test equipment; only a light source is necessary. (Author)


Descriptors :   *GUIDED MISSILE COMPONENTS , *FIBER OPTICS , *GUIDED MISSILE WARHEADS , MONITORS , RELIABILITY , TEST METHODS , NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING , FAILURE , MODIFICATION KITS , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , SIMULATION , ATTACHMENT


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE