TA-15 Brief Description
4.10.1 Site Description
Activities at TA-15 [Table 4-8 and Figure 4-10 (index map of TA-15)] consist of HE research, development,
and testing, mainly through hydrodynamic testing and dynamic experimentation. TA-
15 is the location of three firing sites, the Pulsed High-Energy Radiographic Machine Emitting XRays
(PHERMEX), and the Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydrotest Facility (DARHT), all of which are
used for testing weapons under development. Personnel at R Site also investigate weapons
functioning and systems behavior in non-nuclear testing. TA-15 is a controlled-access area.