Accession Number:

ADA995403

Title:

OPERATION GREENHOUSE. Scientific Director's Report of Atomic Weapon Tests at Eniwetok, 1951. Annex 1.11. Timing and Firing and Fiducial Markers,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

EDGERTON GERMESHAUSEN AND GRIER INC BOSTON MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

An automatic remote-control system armed and fired the bomb and sent out a sequence of time signals to experimental equipment on the atoll. A central station at Parry Island sent signals via submarine cables to a timer station on a shot island. The timer station controlled signals to the zero station and to experiments on the island, and through auxiliary stations, it also controlled signal distribution on adjacent islands. Light-sensitive triggering units for apparatus and for accurate standard zero-time reference were provided in the form of Blue Boxes, or fiducial markers.

Subject Categories:

  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE