Design and Testing of an Aircraft Nucleonic Fuel Quantity System 690673
A new type of fuel quantity gaging system has been designed, fabricated, and is being flight tested. Design, fabrication, and testing were accomplished at Lockheed's Georgia Nuclear Laboratory at Dawsonville, Ga. The system utilizes nuclear radiation to obtain a mass measurement of fuel quantity, be it fluid or in the emulsified state. This type system offers advantages over presently used devices in the areas of maintainability, reliability, and accuracy.