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Measurement Uncertainty of Bullet Velocities that are Acquired with Light Screens and a Waveform Recorder

Published

Author(s)

Nicholas G. Paulter Jr.

Abstract

Bullet velocity measurements are critical to the understanding of the performance of firearms, their ammunition, and the ballistic protection of armor materials and systems, and these are essential to the improvement and advancement of firearms, ammunition, and armor. The bullet velocity measurement uncertainty supports the rigorous application of these functions by providing a means for accurate measurement comparison between different laboratories, manufacturers, and users; tracking and assessing the performance history of a product; accurately assessing external effects (such as environmental) on performance; ensuring performance is within acceptable tolerances; and comparing the performance of products.
Citation
ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation
Volume
51
Issue
6

Keywords

armor systems, ballistic chronograph, body armor, bullet velocity, light screen, measurement uncertainty

Citation

Paulter Jr., N. (2023), Measurement Uncertainty of Bullet Velocities that are Acquired with Light Screens and a Waveform Recorder, ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation, [online], https://doi.org/10.1520/JTE20230061, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=936064 (Accessed April 19, 2024)
Created May 25, 2023, Updated March 29, 2024