Accession Number : AD0437630


Title :   Pre-Banshee Calibration Detonation.


Corporate Author : EDGERTON GERMESHAUSEN AND GRIER INC BOSTON MA


Personal Author(s) : Dobbie, Clyde B ; Fitzgerald, Charles S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/437630.pdf


Report Date : 11 Dec 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 62


Abstract : Electromagnetic measuring equipment was installed at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland, and operated during the sea level detonation of a spherical 500 pound Pentolite charge. The purpose of this project was to check the operational readiness of the equipment to be used during the BANSHEE test series, to obtain some indication of its EM detecting capabilities, and additionally to obtain a crude measure of the EM signal generated by such a detonation for use in future calibrations. Each set of equipment used consisted of three mutually orthogonal loop antennae, low level amplifiers and matching networks, a 4-channel tape recorder, and a Fiducial generator Type TD-2A. A signal was detected on only one antenna which was located 1,000 feet from the detonation. (Author)


Descriptors :   *EXPLOSIONS , *ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION , MEASUREMENT , MAGNETIC FIELDS , DETECTION , SHOCK WAVES , SURFACE BURST , SIGNALS , CALIBRATION , DETONATIONS , MAGNETIC TAPE , MAGNETIC RECORDING SYSTEMS , LOOP ANTENNAS , PENTOLITE


Subject Categories : Explosions


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE