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Ballistics Testing

Contact: Kent Harvey
Email: Click here to Email Kent
Phone: 575.835.5312

All gun ranges have orthogonal flash X-ray capability for muzzle X-ray diagnostics. Instrumentation includes a digitized weather monitoring system, Doppler radar, AVL ballistic computer systems, pressure-time transducers, sky screens, accelerometers, strain gauges, thermocouples, and pressure guages. Photographic equipment includes high-speed cameras (10,000 f/s), image motion compensation (IMC) photography (high-speed 16 mm and 35 mm formats), and full-range video capability.

The ranges are computer-equipped for data compilation/correlation. Four fixed temperature conditioning units are available for conditioning cartridges from -46 degrees centigrade to +63 degrees centigrade.

One of EMRTC's significant strengths is existing inventory of gun systems and its ability to modify these systems to meet experimental ballistic requirements. Various standard US Army and US Navy gun systems from a 5.56 NATO to an 8 inch howitzer are located on site. EMRTC has also designed and modified a large range of gun systems that are used to fire specialized and prototype projectiles and fragments at more than 2 km/s (6,500 f/s).

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