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measurement of projectile trajectory in dielectric target with micropower-impulse radar

measurement of projectile trajectory in dielectric target with micropower-impulse radar

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U C R L -JC -127524
P R E P R IN T
M easu rem en t
o f P ro je ctile
T ra je cto ry
i n
D ielectric
T a r g e t
w ith
M icrop ow er-Im p u lse
R ad ar
D . W . Baum
R. M
K ddo
E.T. R osenbury
S . C . S im o n s o n
T h is
p a p e r
w as
p r e p a r e d
fo r su b m itta l
to the
1 7 th
I n te r n a tio n a l
S y m p o s iu m
o n
B a llistic s
M id r a n d ,
S o u th
A frica
M arch
2 3 -2 7 ,1 9 9 8
N ovem ber
2 0 ,1 9 9 7
DISCLAIMER

This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor the University of California nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or the University of California. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or the University of California, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

M EASUREM ENT
O F
P R O J E C T IL E
T R A JE C T O R Y
I N
D IE L E C T R IC
T A R G E T
W IT H
M IC R O P O W E R -IM P U L S E
R A D A R
D r. D e n n is W . B a u m , M r. R o b e rt M . K u k lo , M r. E . T o m
Rosenbury, and Dr. S. Christian
S im o n s o n
L a w re n c e L iv e rm o re
N a tio n a l L a b o ra to ry , P .O . B o x8 0 8 , L -1 7 0 , L iv e r r n o r e ,C A 9 4 5 5 0 , U S A
T h e m ic ro p o w e r-irn p u ls e
radar has been adapted for non-intrusive
tra c k in g
o f
p ro je c tile s in d ie le c tric
ta rg e ts .
T h e m a in
a p p lic a tio n
o f th is te c h n iq u e
is in-
te n d e d to b e th e v a lid a tio n o f c o n tin u u m
m e c h a n ic s s im u la tio n c o d e s a n d m a te -
ria l m o d e ls u s e d in th e s tu d y
o f th e in te ra c tio n b e tw e e n
h ig h -v e lo c ity
p e n e tra -
to rs a n d c o n c re te ta rg e ts .
Tw o
e x p e rim e n ts
h a v e
b e e n
c o n d u c te d
in w hich
a
g u n -la u n c h e d 9 0 -m m -d ia m e te r p ro je c tile w a s fire d a t v e lo c itie s o f 1 6 0 a n d 2 3 (I
m /s in to a c u b ic a l b o x ffle d
w ith dry sand
a n d
tra c k e d w ith
th e m ic ro p o w e r-
im p u ls e ra d a r.
The system
w a s a d ju s te d s o th a t a 2 -m
range in sand
w as
d i-
v id e d in to 5 1 1 tim in g in te rv a ls , w h ic h w e re s w e p t e v e ry 0 .1
r n s .
k
th e p ro -
je c tile to o k a p p ro x im a te ly 4 0 m s to c o m e to re s l th is m e a n t th a t th e ~
were 40C
m e a s u re m e n ts o f its p o s itio n .
T h eC A L E c o n tin u u m

m e c h a n ic s s im u la tio n w a s u s e d to m o d e l th e p ro je c tile m o tio n in th e ta rg e g a n d c lo s e a g re e m e n t w a s fo u n d w ith th e m em u red traiectm v

IN T R O D U C T IO N
For the purpose
o f s tu d y in g
th e in te ra c tio n b e tw e e n
m u n itio n s
a n d
m a te ria ls u s e d
to p ro te c t
hardened targets, such
as concrete
o r ro c k , it is u s e fu l to e m p lo y
a n o n -in tru s iv e
d ia g n o s tic
w h ic h w ill p ro v id e tra je c to ry in fo rm a tio n .
T h e re c e n t d e v e lo p m e n t o f th e m ic ro p o w e r-im p u ls e
ra d a r,
or M IR
[1], has
m ade
a v a ila b le a n e w
d ia g n o s tic
te c h n iq u e w h ic h
is n o t
o n ly
n o n -
in tru s iv e b u t w h ic h a ls o is c a p a b le o f m e a s u rin g
a la rg e n u m b e r o f d a ta p o in ts a lo n g a tra je c -
to ry . In o rd e r to e v a lu a te th e u tility o f th e M IR
in th is a p p lic a tio n , tw o e x p e rim e n ts h a v e b e e n
c o n d u c te d w ith g u n -la u n c h e d
p ro je c tile s a n d th e re s u lts h a v e b e e n a n a ly z e d .
S in c e th is d ia g -
n o s tic te c h n iq u e tra c k s th e in te rfa c e b e tw e e n m e d ia o f d iffe re n t d ie le c tric p ro p e rtie s ,
for exam p-
le ,
a c o n d u c tin g
p e n e tra to r a n d
a d ie le c tric ta rg e t, it c a n in
p rin c ip le
b e a p p lie d
to shaped
c h a rg e je ts a n d e x p lo s iv e ly fo rm e d p ro je c tile s a s w e ll a s to g u n -la u n c h e d
o r fre e -fa llin g p ro je c -
tile s .
The m ain use of the data from
M IR
m e a s u re m e n ts in s u c h e x p e rim e n ts is e x p e c te d
to b e th e
v a lid a tio n o f c o n tin u u m
m e c h a n ic s s im u la tio n c o d e s a n d m a te ria l m o d e ls .
A s a n e x a m p le o f
s u c h
a n a p p lic a tio n , th e C A L E c o d e [2 ] w a s u s e d , to g e th e r w ith
a sand
m o d e l re p o rte d
at a
p re v io u s In te rn a tio n a l B a llis tic s S y m p o s iu m
[3 ],to m o d e l th e p ro je c tile m o tio n in th e p re s e n t
e x p e rim e n ts .
E X P E R IM E N T S
P ro je c tile a n d T a rg e t
T h e e x p e rim e n ta l s e tu p is s h o w n in F ig . 1 . A 9 0 -m m
p ro je c tile is la u n c h e d b y a s m o o th -b o re
p o w d e r g u n , firin g h o riz o n ta lly .
T h e p ro je c tile im p a c ts a ta rg e t c o n s is tin g o f a 2 -m c u b ic a l b o x
f f le d
w ith d ry s a n d .
T h e m ic ro p o w e r-im p u ls e
ra d a r a n te n n a s a re p o s itio n e d
ju s t
b e h in d
th e
ta rg e ~ a n d th e ra d a r e le c tro n ic e q u ip m e n t is lo c a te d to o n e s id e .

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