Accession Number : ADD006637

Title :   Fuze System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Wilkins ,Paul E ; Neville ,Glenn E ; Fitzgerald,Robert T

Report Date : 10 Oct 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : This invention relates to ordnance fuzes for military projectiles, such as guided missiles, and more particularly to electronic proximity fuzes containing a plurality of independent channels. One of the most critical requirements that proximity fuzes must fulfill is a high degree of reliability in functioning its explosive in the presence of a target. The reliability of VHF radio proximity fuzes may be increased by providing more than one channel in the fuze, if the channels are independent and have similar target response characteristics. The several channels are coupled to a thyratron firing circuit which may have one or more detonators serving as its output load. Each channel normally includes a transmitter, a power supply, and a receiver with a detector and amplifying means connected between the detector and the channel output terminals.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Radio proximity fuzes, Doppler radar, Redundancy

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE