The Development of an Automated Armor Data Base - Phase 1
ARMY RESEARCH LAB WATERTOWN MA MATERIALS DIRECTORATE
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This technical report is one of a set of three reports to be generated as a subtask under the project entitled Development of an Improved High Hard Armor Steel MIL-A-46100 funded by the PM, Survivability TACOM. The design of an Armor Steel Database to serve as a repository for MIL-A-46100 armor steel ballistically tested by the U.S. Combat Systems Test Activity CSTA is described. The microcomputer hardware and software used to accomplish this task is delineated. This microcomputer system is capable of being directly linked to the remotely situated CSTA host computer system to facilitate the efficient acquisition of additional ballistic test data. Reports representing the current contents of the Armor Steel Database are included as an example of the output available to the user The producers and fabricators were removed from these reports to allow for unlimited distribution. However, the manual input of data by the authors has been temporarily suspended until CSTA implements direct access to their automated ballistic ranges. The application of this database for the compilation and analysis of MIL-A-46100 data will be appropriately included in the overall report summarizing all three subtasks being generated for this project.
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