Free Fall Experimental Data for Non-lethal Artillery Projectile Parts

Report No. ARL-MR-0596
Authors: James M. Garner, Michael Maher, and Michael A. Minnicino
Date/Pages: September 2004; 18 pages
Abstract: U.S. military forces increasingly find themselves in situations compatible with the use of non-lethal weapons. Extending the range and spheres of influence of these non-lethal weapons is considered essential as an option in future conflict scenarios. With this in mind, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, and the U.S. Army Armament Research Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, have joined together in an effort to produce a non-lethal artillery projectile. With support from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, and Edgewood Chemical Biological Command, Maryland, ARDEC has accepted the challenge of selecting and tailoring the payload and expulsion issues, while ARL will focus on its traditional area of expertise in ballistics and will develop technologies for a non-lethal carrier for the selected payload. The goal of this effort is to project non-lethal payloads to ranges similar to those of standard artillery.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: September 1, 2004