Accession Number : ADA508143


Title :   Complementary Roles of Spark Range and Onboard Free-Flight Measurements for Projectile Development


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 2008-May 2009


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD WEAPONS AND MATERIALS RESEARCH DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Davis, Bradford S ; Guidos, Bernard J ; Harkins, Thomas E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a508143.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 40


Abstract : The U.S. Army Research Laboratory maintains capabilities for both external (ground-based, i.e., spark range) and onboard sensor system (telemetry- and recorder-based) methodologies for obtaining free-flight motion measurements of projectiles. These two methodologies were developed independently and until recently had been applied in projectile development programs without a thorough consideration of their synergistic interrelationship. Such a consideration is presented herein as a means for appropriating the benefits of each in a unified manner, thus making better use of available time and resources. A brief description of the two methodologies, their development histories, and their strengths and limitations is made. Complementary aspects are identified that can contribute to projectile development by accelerating progress, mitigating risks, and reducing costs. Future areas of instrumentation and technique advancement are cited that will positively impact the evolution of the complementary roles of ground- and telemetry-based methodologies.


Descriptors :   *BALLISTICS , *FREE FLIGHT , *INSTRUMENTATION , *TEST METHODS , TELEMETER SYSTEMS , RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , SOFTWARE TOOLS , RANGES(FACILITIES) , METHODOLOGY , RADAR , AERODYNAMICS , EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN , SYNERGISM


Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Ammunition and Explosives


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE