Accession Number:

AD0637934

Title:

TIMING AND FIRING

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

EDGERTON GERMESHAUSEN AND GRIER INC BEDFORD MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

On the Salmon event of the Dribble Program, Edgerton, Germeshausen and Grier, Inc. EG and G provided timing and firing support as requested by the Atomic Energy Commission. World Time as received from WWV on 22 October 1964 was recorded as 160000.0001 plus or minus 0.1 msec, Greenwich Mean Time GMT. In addition to the Salmon event, EG and G provided timing and firing support for two high-explosive H.E. confirmation experiments conducted under the technical direction of the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory LRL. The H.E. events were detonated at 100000 plus or minus 1 msec and 110000 plus or minus 1 msec GMT, 13 June 1963. All monitors at the Control Point indicated that the performance of the timing system was completely satisfactory on both the Salmon event and the two confirmation experiments. Both hardwire and radio signals were transmitted to the experimenters as requested. The EG and G instrumentation for the Salmon event included 1 the special mobile Control Point built for the Dribble Program, 2 a Zero Site station housed in a wooden structure located in the area adjacent to Surface Zero, 3 radio-tone barrels for use of experimenters located at positions remote from the Control Point, and 4 communications nets essential to the transmission of long-range, local, and worldwide countdown.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE