Accession Number : ADD009128

Title :   Flyby Warhead Triggering.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Currie,Richard W

Report Date : 30 Nov 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A triggering system is described that provides for fusing a self-forging warhead or other warhead to fire down on a target as the vehicle carrying the warhead flys horizontally just over the top of the target. The triggering method uses an active optical system (transmitter-receiver) on board the vehicle which establishes a triggering window in space just below the vehicle. A triggering or detonating signal is developed when a target enters the window. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Guided missiles, *Guided missile warheads, *Trigger circuits, Transmitter receivers, Optical images, Surface targets, Windows, Inventions

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes
      Guided Missiles
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE