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Title: Establishing precision and accuracy in PDV results

We need to know uncertainties and systematic errors because we create and compare against archival weapons data, we constrain the models, and we provide scientific results. Good estimates of precision from the data record are available and should be incorporated into existing results; reanalysis of valuable data is suggested. Estimates of systematic errors are largely absent. The original work by Jensen et al. using gun shots for window corrections, and the integrated velocity comparison with X-rays by Schultz are two examples where any systematic errors appear to be <1% level.
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. National Security Technologies, LLC. (NSTec), North Las Vegas, NV (United States)
  3. National Security Technologies, LLC. (NSTec), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
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Technical Report
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
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USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE PDV; photon doppler velocimetry; precision; accuracy