Remote Visual Inspection of Gun Tubes
Final technical rept. Mar 1980-Sep 1982
WATERVLIET ARSENAL NY PRODUCT ASSURANCE DIRECTORATE
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Previous investigations in remote visual inspection and closed circuit television viewing of cannon bores revealed advantages over standard manual bore inspection techniques. Recent developments in industrial-quality solid state CCTV systems present advantages over the older CCTV systems. Some disadvantages of the older systems are pointed out and suggestions for a new system to alleviate these problems are given. One suggestion was to automate the system. A two-step procurement was initiated following the establishment of design criteria and preparation of a specification. The quotations that were received for the acceptable proposals were exceedingly high. It was determined that the automation aspect of the design was the predominant factor for the high quotations. The additional funds needed to pursue a purchase could not be justified nor could the cost of rewriting the specification for re-submittal to procurement. The project was consequentially cancelled with the final report offering suggestions and recommendations for any future work in this area.
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