Accession Number:

AD0636265

Title:

A THERMAL PULSE SHAPER MECHANISM.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

QUARTERMASTER RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMMAND NATICK MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1960-11-16

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

A shaped pulse of intense thermal radiation, corresponding to the pulses from nuclear weapons, is obtained by the output of a QM carbon arc. A flywheel driven by a DC motor actuated a venetian blind shutter placed between a mirror and the target to control the flux. The combination produced reasonably good simulation and reproduction of the generalized field pulse.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE