Accession Number : ADD007693

Title :   Target Activated Projectile.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Cole,Lewis C

Report Date : 10 Jul 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A target activated spin stabilized projectile fired in a substantially flat trajectory utilizes a pair of diametrically disposed antennae electrically coupled to a 35 gigahertz radiometer to scan a target area. Upon detection of a target within the proximity of the projectile's flight path logic circuitry of the radiometer generates a signal activating one branch of a dual out-of-line ignition system. The selected ignition branch fires a high speed self-forging slug from a target aligned side of a Miznay-Shardin type warhead vertically downward into the 'soft' top side of the detected target. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Target activated munitions, Radio proximity fuzes, Spin stabilized ammunition, Flat trajectories, Target detection, Radiometers, High velocity, Armor piercing ammunition, Signal processing, Rifling, Passive systems, Detectors

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE