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- At 11:23 PM 4/10/99 -0400, you wrote:
>From: John Warne <warnejw@...>The Bomb Alarm System (OSR 290) was operated by the Air Force. It could
>While looking around on Albert's site, I followed the links to the
>Brookings site, and found the following under the Mt Weather site
>Anybody ever seen one of the "sensors mounted on telephone poles?"
identify yields between 1/2 and 20 megatons at altitudes below 12,000 feet.
(source Winter Study March 1961). I believe that it was upgraded several
times since them. Mainly to refine direction of explosion and to eliminate
false alarms due to power failures and lightning strikes. I believe the
last ground based system was based on neutron detection and mainly existed
at AT&T L carrier facilities. I have several pictures of these on my web
page. The current system is space based. If it has a name I can't remember it.