Picatinny test

Picatinny test

[pik·ə′tin·ē ‚test]
(engineering)
An impact test used in the United States for evaluating the sensitivity of high explosives; a small sample of the explosive is placed in a depression in a steel die cup and capped by a thin brass cover, a cylindrical steel plug is placed in the center of the cover, and a 2-kilogram weight is dropped from varying heights on the plug; the reported sensitivity figure is the minimum height, in inches, at which at least 1 firing results from 10 trials.