Accession Number:

AD0739714

Title:

Laser Guided Boring of Major Caliber Gun Barrels.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. on Phase 1 and 2,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE SYSTEMS COMMAND WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The project established the feasibility of using a Laser beam to guide the boring head in boring a 5 inch gun barrel. Prototype equipment was developed and actual tests made on 10 foot sections of tubing. These tests proved the ability of the system to maintain a straight hole and to correct built-in errors. The ability to maintain a straight bore with a total indicated reading of .017 inch or less was demonstrated. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE