ballistic measurement

ballistic measurement

[bə′lis·tik ′mezh·ər·mənt]
(mechanics)
Any measurement in which an impulse is applied to a device such as the bob of a ballistic pendulum, or the moving part of a ballistic galvanometer, and the subsequent motion of the device is used to determine the magnitude of the impulse, and, from this magnitude, the quantity to be measured.
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Shieldtech's directors had previously warned of lower sales in the second half of 2007 because of a delay by the Home Office in revising its ballistic measurement standards.
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