Accession Number : ADD007892

Title :   Command Fuzing System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Richter,Arnold A ; Edwards,Charles E H

Report Date : 29 Jul 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A command fuzing system for use in conjunction with small, rapid-fire projectiles. A narrow-beam radar transmitter, mounted on the weapon, transmits radar pulses along the trajectory of the projectiles. Each projectile contains a small horn antenna, a detector responsive to the radar pulses, an amplifier and a counter which is advanced with the receipt of each pulse. Upon receipt of a predetermined number of pulses, the counter triggers an SCR switch to cause detonation of the projectile in a well known manner. By adjusting the pulse rate of the radar transmitter the operator of the weapon can control the number of pulses reaching each projectile in a given time period, thereby controlling the point along the trajectory at which detonation occurs. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Electric fuzes(Ordnance), *Remote control, *Radar pulses, Pulse counters, Digital systems, Narrow beams(Radiation), Radar transmitters, Trajectories, Trigger circuits, Horn antennas, Pulse rate, Schematic diagrams, Projectiles

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE