Accession Number : AD0285030

Title :   PROGRAMMER SYSTEM FOR INTEGRATED COPPERHEAD LIGHTWEIGHT FUZE SYSTEM

Corporate Author : HARRY DIAMOND LABS WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : SCUDDER,KENNETH R. ; ISEMAN,JOSEPH M.

Report Date : 15 AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A series of programmer systems, weighing 1 ob, have been designed and fabricated to demonstrate the feasibility of a lightweight, integrated electronic missile fuze system called Copperhead. The feasibility of the system has been demonstrated by the satisfactory performance of 4 of 7 fuzes that have been flight tested aboard test missiles (of the Little John type) in environments of specified characteristics. The three basic building blocks of the Copperhead programmer system are: (1) a safety mechanism; (2) an electronic timer (programmer); and (3) a ground-control unit. A detailed description of the flight tested Copperhead programmer system as well as descriptions of historical and alternate systems are presented. The flight-tested system employs some of the newest transistor micromodules. Alternate systems use mechanical and magnetic-core components. The operational and environmental tests and flight tests are discussed and their results evaluated. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ROCKET FUZES, *TIME DELAY FUZES, ACCELEROMETERS, ARMING DEVICES, FLIGHT TESTING, FUZES (ORDNANCE), MINIATURE FUZES, PROGRAMMING (COMPUTERS), RELIABILITY, ROCKET WARHEADS, SAFETY, SAFETY DEVICES, SUBMINIATURE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE