Accession Number:

AD0343196

Title:

BOMB ALARM DETECTOR TEST

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH CO NEW YORK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-04-19

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

The various components of the bomb alarm system including the sensors, have been tested under laboratory conditions. The primary purpose of the test was to prove unequivocally that the sensors would recognize a nuclear event and transmit a message to be displayed at some distant location indicating such an occurrence. The secondary purpose of the test was to ascertain the electromagnetic EM effect of a nuclear reaction on communications facilities utilized to connect the various elements of the alarm. To achieve these results, several sensors were installed and connected to the nationwide system and to instrumentation. These configurations were to determine that the system was responsive, or, if not, to indicate where the system failed, in order that proper design changes can be incorporated into the system to achieve the desired operational intent. The sensors, connected to the nationwide system, were installed in a configuration environmental to the other sensors of the nationwide system. Since this is an unattended system, these sensors detected, transmitted, and displayed the event upon occurrence. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Instrumentation
  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE