Accession Number:

AD0909145

Title:

Vulnerability and Lethality Testing System (VALTS)

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1967-1971,

Corporate Author:

ARMAMENT DEVELOPMENT AND TEST CENTER EGLIN AFB FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

This report describes the Vulnerability and Lethality Testing System VALTS at the Armament Development and Test Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The VALTS is a fully electronic, high-speed automatic data acquisition system for measuring fragment velocities, fragment dispersion, blast pressure- front velocities, and pressure profiles resulting from statically detonated explosives. The system collects a large quantity of accurately measured data thus substantially reducing the number of test missions required to evaluate the effectiveness of munitions. The VALTS data are reduced in the Center Computer Sciences Laboratory by means of a CDC 6600 computer and ancillary equipment. Three test sites on the Eglin reservation contain VALTS equipment. This report contains a technical description of the VALTS equipment and the techniques employed in data collection.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE