Accession Number : ADD010453

Title :   Apparatus for Eliminating Power Source Rise Time Effects in a Time Fuze System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Reiter,Alan C

Report Date : 27 Jul 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This patent discloses timing system for providing a fuze function time for firing a fuze which is independent of power source rise time. A non-volatile counter is programmed with a count indictative of the function time, and is read out starting at missile take-off to fire the fuze upon completion of read out of the count. Inhibit circuitry is provided for automatically reducing the stored count during the setting operation and for subsequently inhibiting the reading out of the counter by a time corresponding to the reduction in the stored count. This time is selected to be greater than the largest expectable rise time of the fluidic generator power source, but no longer than is necessary.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Time fuzes, *Firing circuits, *Fuze setters, Logic circuits, Threshold effects, Delay, fluidic control, Power supplies, Time interval counters, Inhibition, Guided missile fuzes

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE