Accession Number:

AD0260797

Title:

ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION HAZARDS TO EXPLOSIVES SURVEY OF ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, SOUTH DAKOTA

Descriptive Note:

Test rept.

Corporate Author:

OGDEN AIR LOGISTICS CENTER HILL AFB UT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this survey was to determine the extent of electromagnetic radiation hazards to explosives in storage, handling and shipping areas in the vicinity of the A.C. and W. site at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota. Field strength measurements of the main beams from the AN FPS-20 and ANMPS-14 radars were made at various locations in the aforementioned areas and along the transportation route. Various electrically initiated explosive items were exposed to the main beam of the radars, following the highest terrain possible into the ANMPS-14 radar system. It was concluded that a degree of hazard does exist along the transportation route to the munitions storage area.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE