Accession Number:

AD0655286

Title:

A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION OF SAFETY AND ARMING DEVICES FOR LOW VELOCITY PROJECTILES,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CITY COLL NEW YORK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

85.0

Abstract:

The basic principles of several mechanisms for use as safety and arming devices for low velocity projectiles are discussed. Specific emphasis is placed on the need for a mechanism to be capable of distinguishing between the acceleration-time histories caused by the mortar firing of a projectile and those resulting from the accidental impact of the projectile due to delivery by a malfunctioning parachute. Existing and suggested devices, which are supposed to measure a crucial velocity change, are categorized and examined. Preliminary recommendations concerning the most promising approaches are given. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE