A PROCEDURE FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DROP-TESTING SAFETY AND ARMING MECHANISMS CONTAINING TIME-INTEGRATION SYSTEMS
HARRY DIAMOND LABS ADELPHI MD
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The general ordnance developmental drop-test program is discussed with an aim toward establishing a procedure for drop-testing time-integration systems in safety and arming mechanisms. An attempt is made to justify use of impact media that give rise to approximately constant acceleration-time characteristics as being the most practical means of insuring safety for a given drop height and, at the same time, of providing the most reliable index of safety that can be experimentally determined. An example of how the procedure is used is also described.
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