Print Email Facebook Twitter The use of ballistic knowledge in ammunition safety cases Title The use of ballistic knowledge in ammunition safety cases Author van de Voorde, M.J. Contributor Flis, W. (editor) Scott, B. (editor) Publication year 2005 Abstract Both the Royal Navy and the Royal Netherlands Navy are using the 30 mm Goalkeeper as CIWS (Close-In Weapon System) on their ships. The Goalkeeper CIWS and its ammunition are being used since the late 1980’s. Before introduction in the Royal Navy and the Royal Netherlands Navy, the Goalkeeper system and its ammunition have been studied extensively. For instance, the ballistic effectiveness study of the used Goalkeeper ammunition and safety cases for the Goalkeeper CIWS have been performed in both the UK and The Netherlands. One of the subjects concerning safety is to recognize risks during firing with the Goalkeeper system and its actual danger for personnel. In the safety case on the ammunition, a possible risk is caused by sabot petals, which are flying in uncertain directions. The question that needs to be answered is: Does the possible risk of the sabots petals affect the present NFZ’s (NFZ=Non Firings Zone)? This paper addresses to use of ballistic knowledge and diagnostic equipment in order to answer the question above. Experimental results are obtained under laboratory conditions as well as from live firings. Impact consequence of sabot petals on personnel is visualized. Detailled results can not be shown due to the confidential rubrication Subject 2015 Observation, Weapon & Protection SystemsEBP - Explosions, Ballistics & ProtectionTS - Technical SciencesDefence ResearchDefenceDefence, Safety and SecurityAirport ground equipmentAmmunitionBallisticsClose-in weapon systemsDiagnostic equipmentLaboratory conditionsLive firingNetherlandsRoyal NavySafety engineering To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:de935982-0049-4643-9d99-d7af9f9fa2c9 TNO identifier 782357 Publisher DEStech Publications Inc. ISBN 1932078525 Source 22nd International Symposium on Ballistics. 14 November 2005 through 18 November 2005, 1-8 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.