Aircraft munitions automation testing method

Aviation technologies


Shutov P. V.*, Efanov V. V.**

Air force academy named after professor N.E. Zhukovskii and Y.A. Gagarin, Voronezh, Russia



The paper discusses the current issue on methodological support of fragmentation testing, analysis of existing theoretical and experimental methods of obtaining data on the characteristics of fragmentation fields. The analysis shows the need to improve reliability of the source data for fragmentation, increasing the information value of existing ammunition test methods, as well as automating of the process of collecting and processing of the raw data obtained.
To eliminate the shortcomings the method of determining the parameters of the fields of remote fragmentation munitions is proposed, which can be implemented if testing system consists of a control unit to undermine two spaced noncontact sensors, n — units of measurement, analog-to-digital converter, a memory unit, transmitting and receiving devices, computers. The main advantage is the use of testing complex proximity sensors consisting of a set of sectors made in the form placed perpendicular to the lines of photo detectors and emitters.
The simulation of the process of fragment separation allows to produce functional testing of the system for the automated collection and processing of the data on the characteristics of the fission field, and calculate the effect of the initial data received to change the law of the coordinate target defeats of targets under specified conditions.
Thus, the proposed method of testing aircraft weapons will provide: the definition of the main characteristics of fragmentation fields as distribution of the fragments by mass, speed and direction of separation, increasing the reliability of such parameters as the ballistic performance, form factor and the initial velocity of the fragments; obtain some information on the nature of separation flow projections; automation of data collection and processing.


tests, fragmentation field, ammunition, the method of calculating


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