AN EXPLORATORY INVESTIGATION INTO THE POLARITY STABILITY OF THE ELECTROSTATIC CHARGE ON AN IN-FLIGHT PROJECTILE
NAVAL TRAINING DEVICE CENTER PORT WASHINGTON NY
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The paper describes exploratory experiments performed to determine the effects of gun barrel temperature on the stability of an in-flight bullets natural electrostatic charge. The data derived from these exploratory experiments indicate that 1 there is a correlation between the polarity negative-positive-zero stability of the projectiles electrostatic charge and the thermal inertia effects in the rifle 2 discrete mobile signal phenomena exist as a function of the thermal conditions in the launcher and 3 it is possible to predict andor control specified characteristics of the electrostatic charge on an in-flight projectile.
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