Accession Number : ADD018493

Title :   System for Verifying Nuclear Warhead Prearm/Safing Signals.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 30 Dec 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Leduc, Robert G ; Schuller, David D ; Plezia, Christopher J ; Raymond, Stanley E ; Werner, Mark A

PDF Url : ADD018493

Report Date : 30 Dec 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A system for collecting, storing, and verifying the data pulse train for prearm and safing of a nuclear warhead on a submarine using MK 63 or 67 torpedo tubes is provided. The components of the system include a notebook computer operating four software programs. The software programs allow collection of the data pulse train, graphing of the collected data, comparing of the collected data with validated samples, and verifying of the validity of the collected data. The notebook computer operates the system through data acquisition expansion boards and a combat control system interface board connected to a Prearm Load Simulator. Data is also recorded on a strip chart recorder which is connected to the system through the Prearm Load Simulator. An adapter cable connects the system to a digital missile simulator and to the submarine's combat control system via the torpedo tube breech door interface.

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR WARHEADS, *ARMING DEVICES, *BALLISTIC MISSILE SUBMARINES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, SIGNAL PROCESSING, PATENT APPLICATIONS, CRUISE MISSILES, DATA ACQUISITION, MICROCOMPUTERS, SAFING AND ARMING(ORDNANCE), CONTROL PANELS, PULSE TRAINS, FIRE CONTROL COMPUTERS, UNDERWATER TO SURFACE MISSILES, TORPEDO TUBES

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Nuclear Warfare
      Underwater-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE