Accession Number:

ADA065358

Title:

A Semi-Automatic Radiographic Method for Detecting Felt Pads and Fiber Seals in Tank Ammunition

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER PICATINNY ARSENAL NJ PRODUCT ASSURANCE DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

1979-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

A scanning microdensitometer was used on radiographs of the 105 mm HEP-T projectile M393 to determine the feasibility of automating a system to detect the presence or absence of felt pads, washers, and seals within the projectile. It was concluded from the experiments performed that wax impregnated felt pads and washers could be detected easily with a semiautomated system. This conclusion is also applicable to the seal area. It is recommended that pads and washers be impregnated with wax to facilitate detection.

Subject Categories:

  • Photography
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE