Accession Number:

ADA048739

Title:

Nuclear Hardness Surveillance for an Air Force Weapon System,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL ANAHEIM CALIF AUTONETICS GROUP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-10-11

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Hardness Surveillance for major Air Force weapon systems is discussed. The Hardness Surveillance Program consists of an integrated set of periodic tests and inspections designed to detect degradations caused by aging, environment, operation or inadvertent maintenance and repair error which may compromise system survivability against nuclear attack. The purpose of the program is to detect degradation in time to facilitate corrective action before the hardness degradation is widespread. The Surveillance Program is based on tests and inspections conducted in the field, at maintenance and repair depots, and in the laboratory. The program is oriented towards known or suspected degradation modes that could compromise system survivability. Depending upon the specific nuclear weapon produced environment blast and shock, electromagnetic pulse EMP and nuclear radiation testing is conducted at optimum levels of assembly.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
  • Surface-Launched Guided Missiles
  • Nuclear Radiation Shielding, Protection and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE