Remote Settable Fuze Information Link.
Final rept. Jan-Jul 73,
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO BURLINGTON VT ARMAMENT SYSTEMS DEPT
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The report summarizes the design, development and testing of fuzes, tested in combination with a remote settable fuze information link developed under a prior contract, for a large-caliber, gun-launched ammunition system. Fuze hardware, designed and fabricated under this contract and ballistically tested at Camp Edwards, demonstrated that the remote set fuzing concept is, in fact, a realizable method of time setting fuzed projectiles subsequent to their launch from a weapon. An X-band radar information link, developed under a previous contract, served to provide the communication link to the in-flight projectile following gun launch. The time setting data is relayed to the projectile within a few milliseconds following its exit from the gun muzzle. A series of live ballistic test firings was conducted at the conclusion of the program to establish the feasibility of this fuze setting technique. From the results of this demonstration it can be concluded that fuze time setting of artillery ammunition via an RF Radio Frequency information link can command detonation of a warhead to within a 1-bit time error. Modified author abstract
- Ammunition and Explosives