A Study on the Evaluatioin Methods for the Rear Safety Zone of Portable Guided Missile

휴대용 유도탄의 후방 안전영역 평가방법에 관한 연구

  • Received : 2015.02.12
  • Accepted : 2015.03.31
  • Published : 2015.04.30


Recoilless weapons, which lead strong back blast and impulse noise more than 160 dB, have been used in compliance with the regulation of the safety zone for the safe operations. However, the safety zone regulations for the newly developed weapons should be prepared since the existing guidelines do not provide any information concerning the reason for the safety zone. In this study, the outdoor launch tests were performed to collect the data such as noise, pressure and temperature of the back blast. An assessment method using data obtained from launch tests has been proposed to determine the safety zone. The safety zone has been determined with consideration for the following criteria: Impulse noise, temperature and pressure of the back blast and blast angle. As a results, new safety zones for them have been established for the recoilless weapon developed by ADD (Agency for Defense Development). We expect that this research can be used as a guideline for establishing a new safety zone regulation of similar weapon to be developed.


impulse noise;back blast wave;peak sound pressure level;B-duration;safety zone


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