Accession Number : ADA305195

Title :   Preliminary Design of a Range Correction Module for an Artillery Shell.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar-May 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Hollis, Michael S.

PDF Url : ADA305195

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : With the advances in microelectronics, miniature motor technology, and sensor technology, the reality of a Low Cost Competent Munition (LCCM) trajectory correction module is conceivable. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center (ARDEC) have been working on various LCCM concepts. The LCCM concept dictates that the design of a trajectory correction module will fit into an artillery shell like any of the fuzes used by NATO. This report represents an initial design process to identify potentially critical problems in the mechanical design of a trajectory control device. The design process will concentrate on the current level of technologies and the electro-mechanical requirements for a D-ring range correction module. The D-ring correction module is a one-dimensional, self-correction device concept for providing sufficient change in drag, to achieve the needed correction, given the constraints of size, power, and other necessary components and technologies. An LCCM range correction module appears to be a very viable concept without requiring aggressive technologies or high-risk approaches. The efficient use of the available volume for electrical and mechanical components will he crucial.

Descriptors :   *FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS, *PROJECTILE TRAJECTORIES, *ARTILLERY AMMUNITION, NATO, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, ARMY RESEARCH, DETECTORS, RISK, LOW COSTS, EFFICIENCY, ELECTROMECHANICAL DEVICES, MICROELECTRONICS, RANGE FINDING, DRAG, MOTORS, MINIATURIZATION, ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, CORRECTIONS, MECHANICAL COMPONENTS.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE