Accession Number : ADA078727


Title :   Harpoon Pyrotechnic Shock Study


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 1973-Jul 1979


Corporate Author : SYSCON CORP RIDGECREST CA


Personal Author(s) : Powers, Dan ; Wright, Charles E ; Jones, William N


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a078727.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1979


Pagination or Media Count : 39


Abstract : A study was conducted to compare predicted Harpoon missile pyrotechnic shock response with Harpoon missile design criteria. This report discusses the pyrotechnic shock environment and component failures encountered in this type of environment. Correct shock test simulation techniques and 'state-of-the-art' limitations are delineated. Actual testing techniques and test apparatus that can be used to achieve the proper test environment are discussed. Both actual test data and predicted shock levels are presented. Shock spectra environment predictions are made for several types of explosive activated devices. Test data were measured during Harpoon ejection tests and are presented as shock spectra.


Descriptors :   *GUIDED MISSILES , *TEST METHODS , *AIR TO SURFACE MISSILES , *SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES , *PYROTECHNICS , SIMULATION , HIGH FREQUENCY , EXPERIMENTAL DATA , EXPLOSIVE ACTUATORS , SHOCK SPECTRA , ANTISHIP MISSILES , SHOCK TESTS , EJECTION , TEST EQUIPMENT , ENVIRONMENTS , PREDICTIONS , STATE OF THE ART


Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Guided Missiles
      Pyrotechnics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE