Accession Number:

ADA239389

Title:

Yield Determination Uncertainties Using the Strong-Shock Algorithm

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-03-26

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

Data from forty explosions were reduced by the CORRTEX algorithmic method to give a yield and the resultant error of measurement. The yield uncertainty turned out to be roughly 26 for yields over 40kt. In the course of this analysis the constraints for the algorithmic equation were rederived. The yield uncertainties for tests below 50kt was postulated. The uncertainty went up considerably if the cable was close enough to be affected by ENP. For example the uncertainty, using the best methodology, was 33 at 10kt, 37 at 5kt, 46 at 2kt, and 57 at 1 kt.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE