Sensitivity Testing of One-Shot Items
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ARMY MISSILE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING LAB REDSTONE ARSENAL AL TEST AND EVALUATION DIRECTORATE
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The investigation was directed toward testing one-shot items associated with Army missiles, e.g., thermal batteries, squibs, explosive, etc. The specific objectives of the investigations were 1 to evaluate available techniques for conducting sensitivity tests of one-shot items, 2 to improve existing techniques or develop an improved one, 3 to identify the best technique, and 4 to identify and evaluate any limitations of the best technique as identified from 3 above. The approach taken was to simulate sensitivity testing with the different techniques on a digital computer. A simulation program was developed and the different techniques programmed for testing under closeby controlled conditions. In this way it was possible to control all inputs, providing accurate data for comparison and evaluation of the testing techniques. The Bruceton or Up and Down technique, and a technique developed by an Army missile contractor referred to as the missile technique, were the two techniques given primary consideration.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
- Guided Missiles