A Radical Method for Calculating Muzzle Motion

Report No. ARL-TR-6575
Authors: Ilmars Celmins
Date/Pages: September 2013; 24 pages
Abstract: A new method to process muzzle displacement transducer data has been developed and demonstrated on 5.56 and 40 mm weapon systems. The method allows much more flexibility in the placement of the measurement probes in a test fixture with no loss in measurement fidelity. The method also allows measurements to be taken with as few as two probes per axial measurement location, whereas previously used techniques required four probes.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: September 1, 2013