Accession Number:

AD0263532

Title:

DEVELOPMENT OF AN EXPLOSIVE SYSTEM FOR ACCELERATING A METAL PELLET

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Corporate Author:

LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MASS

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Report Date:

1960-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

An explosive system was produced capable of accelerating a metal pellet to hypervelocities, with a known in-flight pellet mass and velocity. The development of this system was part of a program to produce an accurate means for measuring the mass, density, and velocity distribution of particulate matter in space. A facility was designed and constructed for the vacuum pressing of an RDX-based, plastic-bonded explosive of a high and uniform density. The pellets were fired from a barricade, through Mylar screens electrically connected to a counter chronograph to measure their velocity, decelerated in foam, and recovered from Celotex boards. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE