Accession Number : ADD007248

Title :   Infrared Fuze Test Simulator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,


Personal Author(s) : Plotkin,Gerald N

Report Date : 18 Mar 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : An infrared fuze test simulator for simulating the infrared pattern which would be received by a spinning fuze in flight includes: a stationary mounting adapted to support a fuze having an infrared admission area; a variable high intensity infrared point source spaced from said fuze along the spin axis thereof; means for collimating the infrared radiation given off by said infrared point source into a beam and directing the beam along said spin axis; rotating mirror means between said fuze and said infrared point source and located on said spin axis for reflecting said beam radially outward from said axis and causing said beam to sweep through a circular path around said spin axis; stationary annular mirror means surrounding said rotating mirror means for receiving the beam from the rotating mirror means and directing the radiation upon said infrared admission area of the fuze at a predetermined angle with the fuze axis; means disposed in the path of said beam for attenuating the intensity of said beam; means disposed in the path of said beam for passing a desired wavelength of said beam; and means disposed in the path of said beam for changing the cross-sectional shape and size of said beam.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Simulators, *Infrared signatures, *Infrared fuzes, *Spinning(Motion), Simulation, Temperature control

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE