Accession Number : ADA241143


Title :   ZEST Flight Test Experiments, Kauai Test Facility, Hawaii


Descriptive Note : Test rept.,


Corporate Author : STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE ORGANIZATION WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Cenkci, Martha J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a241143.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 143


Abstract : The Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO) is proposing to execute two ZEST flight experiments to obtain information related to the following objectives: validation of payload modeling; characterization of a high energy release cloud; and documentation of scientific phenomena that may occur as a result of releasing a high energy cloud. The proposed action is to design, develop, launch, and detonate two payloads carrying high energy explosives. Activities required to support this proposal include: (1) execution of component assembly tests at Space Data Division (SDD) in Chandler, Arizona and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in Los Alamos, New Mexico, and (2) execution of pre- flight flight test activities at Kauai Test Facility.


Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TESTING , PAYLOAD , VALIDATION , MODELS , TEST METHODS , ENERGY TRANSFER , HIGH ENERGY , RELEASE , PARTS , NEW MEXICO , ARIZONA , ASSEMBLY , TEST FACILITIES , HAWAII , HIGH EXPLOSIVES , CLOUDS


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE