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White Sands Missile Range is able to simulate the effects of a blast from a nuclear explosion at the Large Blast Thermal Simulator (LBTS).  The LBTS can also be used to simulate conventional explosive blast effects.

  • The LBTS is used to evaluate the survivability and vulnerability of items to a simulated nuclear or conventional detonation.
  • Concrete shock tube size of 170m L x 20m diameter means full-size targets can be tested in the facility.
  • Thermal Radiation Source can be added for thermal pulse effects, especially the thermal pulse accompanying a nuclear blast.
This page was last updated on 10/4/2016 11:30 AM