Accession Number : ADD016417

Title :   Non-Explosive Target Directed Reentry Projectile.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, filed 27 Jun 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Morrison, Alfred M ; Vamos, John S ; Dorsey, William G ; Lyons, W C

Report Date : 27 Jun 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The non-explosive core of a reentry projectile is fixedly positioned within the hollow casing of the projectile at a location maximizing conversion and transfer of kinetic energy to an earth bound target in response to projectile impact at a hypersonic velocity and at a steep impact angle to the surface of the earth. The core is in the form of a single dense metallic slug having a mass establishing a center of gravity and moments of inertia for the projectile as a kinetic energy warhead corresponding to that of an explosive or nuclear warhead without weapon system modification.

Descriptors :   *PROJECTILES, *TARGETS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *GUIDED MISSILE LAUNCHERS, *KINETIC ENERGY PROJECTILES, ANGLES, CENTER OF GRAVITY, CONVERSION, CORES, EXPLOSIVES, GRAVITY, HYPERSONIC VELOCITY, IMPACT, KINETIC ENERGY, MASS, MODIFICATION, NUCLEAR WARHEADS, RESPONSE, SURFACES, TRANSFER, VELOCITY, WARHEADS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, PENETRATION, RODS, EARTH SURFACE, METALS, REACTOR FUEL ELEMENTS, AERODYNAMICS, THERMAL PROPERTIES, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, HEAT, MOMENT OF INERTIA, MECHANICS

Subject Categories : Mechanics
      Target Direction, Range and Position Finding
      Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE