Accession Number : ADD003839

Title :   Discriminating Sensor for Contact Fuzing.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Riparbelli,Carlo

Report Date : 01 Mar 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A discriminating sensor for contact fuzing capable of discriminating between vibrations in flight and terminal impact includes one or more mass-spring systems constituting the moving portion of the sensor. Each mass-spring system is provided with controlled damping. The masses restrained by springs are displaced upon terminal impact to close an electric circuit. Each mass-spring system is provided with controlled damping so that the circuit will not be closed under frequently repeated perturbations or vibrations in flight. One form of damping is by one or more permanent magnets so placed that the magnetic force exerted on the moving mass opposes the motion in either direction. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Guided missile fuzes, *Impact fuzes, Discriminators, Detectors, Vibration, Inflight, Damping, Mass energy relation

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE