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Neutron Flux and Spectra Measurements in the Sandia Pulsed Reactor Facility (SPRF)

Description: Introduction: Neutron measurements were made in the pulsed reactor building and on the safety screen of the pulsed reactor in order to determine the neutron yield of the reactor as a function of (1) distance from the reactor centerline, (2) direction in the reactor building, and (3) position on the reactor safety screen.
Date: January 1962
Creator: Buckalew, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Ejecta from Single-Charge Cratering Explosions: Volume 1

Description: "Eight high-explosive charges weighing 8 to 1000 pounds were detonated in playa. Each event included 24 to 40 locations of tracer material in the expected crater region. The objective was to obtain data relating the origin of crater ejecta to its depositional location. Resulting data are presented for craters, ejecta areal densities, crater and ejecta mass quantities, tracer dispersion, and an empirical prediction model."
Date: June 1970
Creator: Carlson, Roland H. & Newell, Robert T.
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Infrared Spectrophotometric Analysis of Urethane Compounds

Description: Abstract: This report presents a simple, quantitative analytical method for determining the percent of a particular group or structure within a urethane compound by means of the infrared spectrophotometer.
Date: December 1963
Creator: Brumfield, H. L.
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Preliminary Report on Magnetogasdynamic Aspects

Description: Report describing studies on magnetogasdynamic aspects, presented in three sections: a summary of relevant magnetofluidmechanic fundamentals; a review of relevant literature on flow modification in magnetofluidmechnics; and the results of analytical investigations on highly restricted magnetofluidmechanic flows.
Date: August 1961
Creator: Chenoweth, D. R.
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The Use of Compensation With Directional Couplers

Description: Abstract: The accurate measurement of voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) is of prime importance in the production of microwave systems. The work reported in this memorandum was undertaken in the development of a faster system for measuring VSWR.
Date: January 1961
Creator: Lincoln, Roland Alan
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Positional Tolerancing at Sandia Corporation

Description: Abstract: "This report presents a brief introduction to the Positional Tolerance Method of DImensioning as employed by Sandia Corporation. The emphasis is placed on the elimination of ambiguities and increase in tolerances provided by this method as compared to the older, bilateral method" (p. 2).
Date: September 1961
Creator: Sandia Corporation
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Wind Tunnel Study of the Influence of Orifice Geometry and Flow Rates on the Measured Pressure Error of a Static Pressure Probe at Mach 3

Description: Abstract: Tests were conducted in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's 20-inch Supersonic Wind Tunnel to determine the effect of hole-spacing geometry on the measured pressure error due to "breathing" for a pressure-sensing probe at Mach 3.01.
Date: November 1960
Creator: Zumwalt, Glen W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Confidence Limit Computer

Description: Introduction: Confidence limits as a mathematical tool are applicable to many development engineering and production engineering situations. In order to make confidence limits readily available to engineers, a computer was designed which will approximate certain confidence limits.
Date: April 1960
Creator: Muench, Joseph O.
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A Transistorized Reactivity Measurement System

Description: An all-transistor system has been developed to be used in measuring the reactivity of the reactor in the Sandia Engineering Reactor Facility. In operation, the system triggers a pulsed neutron source (PNS) in the reactor and counts the resulting neutron flux, thus giving a measure of the time constant of the reactor. The counting is done in eleven time-sequenced counting channels. The reactor time constant is a measure of the reactor reactivity.
Date: July 6, 1960
Creator: Ehrman, Leonard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Vapor Pressures of the Rare Earths

Description: Abstract: This report presents the vapor pressures versus temperature data graphically for the rare earth elements, yttrium and scandium.
Date: August 2, 1960
Creator: Beavis, L. C.
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An Aid to Printed Circuit Layouts Using the IBM-704 Computer

Description: Abstract: This memorandum presents the possible applications and instructions for using REDCROSS, an IBM-704 computer program.
Date: June 1960
Creator: Stearns, Samuel D. & O'Connell, R. A.
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APOTA (Automatic Positioning of Telemetering Antennas)

Description: This report presents a description of and operating instructions for APOTA--a device which automatically tracks any signal-emitting source within the 190 to 250 MC band. APOTA is especially useful for telemetering applications.
Date: September 14, 1955
Creator: Palmer, James E.; Crawley, T. V. & Lannon, J. T.
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Prediction of Shock Response

Description: Abstract: A method is presented of predicting the shock response of a friction-damped vibratory system.
Date: November 1960
Creator: Barba, Peter M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Pulse Ammeter

Description: A quantizing pulse ammeter has been designed which brackets an input pulse current peak between two preset current levels. These levels are easily selected by calibration circuits contained on the chassis. Readout is presented in the form of a Nixie visual display as well as an output which is suitable for automatic data recording.
Date: August 1961
Creator: Newman, J. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Mathematical Model For an Associative Memory

Description: Abstract: A mathematical model for an associative memory is proposed which uses associative addressing and distributed storage.
Date: April 1963
Creator: Simmons, G. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Craters From Four Equal Charges in a Horizontal Square Array

Description: Craters were observed resulting from square arrays of 64-pound charges at various spacings and depths. The closest spacings yielded craters very like those from single 256-pound charges, while wider spacings yielded craters more or less square in shape and with a mound or pier at the center. Generally, the areas so uncovered were greater than for single 256-pound charges, except for very deep charges. Volumes, too, were enhanced by this configuration by as much as a factor of three. If the same factor is maintained for nuclear charges, the cost per unit volume of a crater from such an array will be within 20 percent of that for a single charge.
Date: March 1965
Creator: Vortman, Luke J.
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Re-entry Flight Demonstration No. 1 (RFD-1): Optical Data and Fuel-Element Experiment

Description: This report on the RFD-1 optical data and external fuel-element experiment includes a description of the instruments and test components used, a presentation of the data obtained, an explanation of the methods of data reduction employed, and a statement of the conclusions derived. It covers the theory, design, qualification tests, flight-test data, and results of the external fuel-element experiment. Also presented is a theoretical analysis of observed versus predicted ablation times and altitudes for the external fuel elements. In addition, this report presents recommendations for improvements to data acquisition and reduction methods in future, similar flight tests.
Date: October 1964
Creator: White, I. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Re-entry Flight Demonstration Number One (RFD-1): Data Book

Description: Re-entry flight demonstration number one (RFD-1) was launched on May 22, 1963 from the Scout launch complex at NASA Wallops Station, Wallops Island, Virginia.
Date: September 1964
Creator: Erickson, C. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A High-Voltage Pulse Generator for Testing Dielectric Samples

Description: Abstract: The purpose of this report is to describe the problems inherent to general dielectric strength measurements, and to act as a guide in establishing a method for pulse dielectric strength measurements.
Date: July 13, 1960
Creator: Kelly, R. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Proceedings of the International Symposium for Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Materials: 1965

Description: Forword: The International Symposium for Packaging and Transportation of radioactive materials held at Albuquerque, New Mexico, January 12 to 15, 1965, was a joint effort on the part of the Sandia Corporation, the Albuquerque Operations Office, and the Headquarters, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
Date: June 1965
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Final Report on Re-entry Flight Demonstration Number Two

Description: Abstract: RFD-2 was the second of Sandia's operational safety flight tests of systems for nuclear auxiliary power.
Date: April 8, 1965
Creator: Hansen, H. E.; Clark, A. J. & Bentz, A. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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