Optical Proximity Sensor Development Program.
Final rept. Dec 71-Jan 73,
MOTOROLA INC SCOTTSDALE AZ GOVERNMENT ELECTRONICS DIV
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The purpose of this program was to design and develop an Active Optical Proximity Sensor capable of providing a near surface proximity indication and detaonting signal. The sensor was to be designed as a plug-in module to the Impact Short Delay Fuze for use in the nose well of all general purpose bombs. The Optical Proximity Sensor is an electronically range gated, short pulse optical radar. The sensor receives an unregulated dc voltage from an external power source and provides a fire pulse indication at the specified slant range and terminal velocities. The sensors were to be fabricated and tested in three major groups 50 engineering models, 80 evaluation models and 300 qualification models. The engineering model sensors and the evaluation model sensors were built, delivered and tested on schedule. Contract effort, however, was terminated by the Air Force prior to the construction of the qualification model sensors. Author
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