Accession Number : ADD007694

Title :   Programmed Self-Destruct System for a Munition.

Descriptive Note : Patent,


Personal Author(s) : Baracz,Andrew J

Report Date : 10 Jul 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A device for electromagnetically encoding an energy passive munition prior to launch. A high frequency (HF) external energy source charges a first rectifier-capacitance circuit, having a relatively long time constant, via a secondary receiving coil. The first rectifier-capacitance circuit acts as a temporary power source for energizing programming circuitry capable of receiving subsequently pulsed HF encoding signals. A second rectifier-capacitor circuit, having a shorter time constant, is used to energize logic circuitry for programming a nonvolatile memory in binary coded bits. The binary code information is used to set a timer which subsequently causes the munition to self-destruct after launch in a time period in accordance with encoded signals stored in a memory. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Self destruct devices, Nonvolatile memories, Logic circuits, Power supplies, High frequency, Rectifiers, Constants, Time

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE