Accession Number:

AD0285030

Title:

PROGRAMMER SYSTEM FOR INTEGRATED COPPERHEAD LIGHTWEIGHT FUZE SYSTEM

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Corporate Author:

HARRY DIAMOND LABS WASHINGTON D C

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Report Date:

1962-08-15

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A series of programmer systems, weighing 1 ob, have been designed and fabricated to demonstrate the feasibility of a lightweight, integrated electronic missile fuze system called Copperhead. The feasibility of the system has been demonstrated by the satisfactory performance of 4 of 7 fuzes that have been flight tested aboard test missiles of the Little John type in environments of specified characteristics. The three basic building blocks of the Copperhead programmer system are 1 a safety mechanism 2 an electronic timer programmer and 3 a ground-control unit. A detailed description of the flight tested Copperhead programmer system as well as descriptions of historical and alternate systems are presented. The flight-tested system employs some of the newest transistor micromodules. Alternate systems use mechanical and magnetic-core components. The operational and environmental tests and flight tests are discussed and their results evaluated. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE