FEASIBILITY STUDY OF A MAGNETIC CORE COUNTING TECHNIQUE FOR VARIABLE TIME FUZING
PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER NJ
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A limited feasibility study recently conducted for a remote setable time fuze for a volley fired missile has shown that magnetic core counting techniques are very applicable. A long term need has existed for such a fuze for use in bomb, rocket, and missile applications. Based upon a particular set of requirements a breadboard model of a missile fuzing system was prepared which had the capability of being remotely set to times between 10 and 80 seconds in 0.1 second increments. The laboratory model consisted of a simulated launch control, including a presetter, and two separate fuzes. Tests were conducted at ambient temperature and the results indicated that accuracies within system specifications can be achieved. It was demonstrated that the pre setter could remotely set a multiple number of missiles with a different functioning time for each fuze. A significant feature of the magnetic core counting fuze is its capability of being repeatedly reset for different times. Only a fraction of a second is required to preset a fuze which can then retain that setting for an indefinite period of time.
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