Development of a Telemetry-Enabled High-G Projectile Carrier
Final rept. 2008-5 May 2012
ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD WEAPONS AND MATERIALS RESEARCH DIRECTORATE
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The Guidance Technologies Branch GTB of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory ARL was contracted by Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems GSIS to assist them in conducting experimental evaluations of the survivability and performance of a developmental inertial measurement unit IMU in the high-g launch and flight environment of gun-launched projectiles. GTBs role, as outlined by the statement of work, was to provide carrier projectiles that would achieve prescribed dynamics and would house the GSIS IMU with a companion transmitter, an additional proven truth standard ARL sensor suite, and collection and transmission hardware for telemetering sensor data throughout planned flight experiments. GTB also performed the experimental design and provided field support to meet the evaluation criteria, satisfy data capture requirements, and obtain post-flight recovery of the test items.
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