Accession Number:

AD0626189

Title:

AN EXPLORATORY INVESTIGATION INTO THE POLARITY STABILITY OF THE ELECTROSTATIC CHARGE ON AN IN-FLIGHT PROJECTILE

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL TRAINING DEVICE CENTER PORT WASHINGTON NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE