Accession Number : ADD014611

Title :   Wire-Free Arming System for an Aircraft-Delivered Bomb.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 20 Apr 89, patented 26 Jun 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Teeter, Brent A

Report Date : 26 Jun 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A system for wire free arming of a bomb releasably carried by an aircraft bomb rack includes an emitter circuit mounted on the bomb rack, and an electrical power generator circuit, a detector circuit, and an arming circuit mounted on the bomb. The emitter circuit on the bomb rack is activated when the aircraft pilot releases the bomb. The emitter circuit emits a predetermined transmission of electromagnetic energy, such as an infrared pulse train or a pulsed magnetic field, in the direction of the bomb rack and bomb. The electrical power generator circuit on the bomb is activated by release of the bomb for generating electrical power as the released bomb separates from the aircraft bomb rack and producing an output power signal after release of the bomb from the bomb rack. The detector circuit on the bomb is responsive to the output power signal from the generator circuit and to detection of the emitted transmission from the emitter circuit for producing an arming signal. The arming circuit is responsive to the output power signal from the generator circuit and to the arming signal from the detector circuit for producing arming of the bomb. Patents. (SDW)

Descriptors :   *ARMING DEVICES, *BOMB RACKS, *PATENTS, AIRCRAFT, CIRCUITS, DETECTION, DETECTORS, ELECTRIC GENERATORS, ELECTRIC POWER, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, EMITTERS, GENERATORS, INFRARED RADIATION, MAGNETIC FIELDS, OUTPUT, PILOTS, POWER, PULSE TRAINS, PULSES, RELEASE, SIGNALS, TRANSMITTANCE, WIRE

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Aerial Bombs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE