Accession Number:

ADA055138

Title:

Impact Fuze Tester Improvement Study

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

LOCKHEED ELECTRONICS CO INC PLAINFIELD NJ PRODUCTS AND SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

This report contains an analysis of the effect of test variables on test results including 1 fuze weight 2 drop height 3 impairment of free fall conditions 4 securing of Fuze to test fixture and 5 impact surface area. The following improvements to the Drop Test Fixture were made 1 modification of the cabling from the Impact Fuze to the amplifier circuits 2 improvement of finishes for the sliding surfaces of the fixture and 3 modification of calibration dummy fuze to simulate the production configuration to a greater degree. These improvements have reduced test time by providing a higher degree of g load accuracy and repeatability making it possible to obtain the proper test g loading without requiring constant re- adjusting of the test parameters. In addition, the number of tests to be performed on each fuze was reduced thereby resulting in a reduction of testing wear and tear on the fuzes, as well as improvement of fuze reliability.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE