Document Details


Title:
OPERATION BUSTER, NEVADA PROVING GROUNDS, OCTOBER - NOVEMBER, PROJECT 6.4, AIRBORNE RADIAC EVALUATION
Author(s):
TERRY, J H [* UNITED STATES NAVY, DEPARTMENT OF]; ROBERTSON, G D [* UNITED STATES NAVY, DEPARTMENT OF]
Subject Terms:
BUSTER OPERATION; BUSTER-JANGLE OPERATION
Document Location:
Location - DOE/NNSA NUCLEAR TESTING ARCHIVE Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - NTA@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1951 Oct 31
Declassification Status:
Unknown
Document Pages:
0023
Accession Number:
NV0006267
Document Number(s):
WT318
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
OpenNet Modified Date:
2003 Sep 18
Description/Abstract:
THE NAVY AND THE AIR FORCE HAVE DEVELOPED AIRBORNE RADIAC EQUIPMENT T O DETECT THE PRESENCE OF A CLOUD RESULTING FROM AN ATOMIC EXPLOSION AN D TO INDICATE ITS BEARING WITH RESPECT TO AN OBSERVING AIRCRAFT. THE EQUIPMENT WAS INTENDED TO DETECT AN ATOMIC CLOUD AT SUFFICIENT RANGE F OR AN APPROACHING AIRCRAFT TO TAKE EVASIVE ACTION. BOTH THE NAVY AN/A DR-3 AND THE AIR FORCE TYPE D-1 EQUIPMENT WERE FOUND TO BE INADEQUATE FOR THIS PURPOSE AGAINST THE COMPARATIVELY LOW YIELD SHOTS OF OPERATIO N BUSTER. RECENT INFORMATION INDICATES THAT AN ATOMIC CLOUD NEED NOT BE CONSIDERED A CRITICAL HAZARD TO THEIR LIMITATIONS, FURTHER DEVELOPM ENT OF THE TWO TYPES OF CLOUD TRACKING EQUIPMENT IS NOT RECOMMENDED.


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