Development, Fabrication and Test of XM36E1 Fuze Setter
Final rept. 1 Jul 1975-31 Aug 1976,
FAIRCHILD IMAGING SYSTEMS SYOSSET NY
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This report describes the program undertaken for the further development, assembly, and testing of the XM36E1 Fuze Setter. The program included the fabrication, test, and delivery of five First Article Acceptance Sample FAAS and ten preproduction units that are designed to set the XM587E2 XM724 Electronic Time Fuzes from 0.2 to 199.9 sec in 0.1-sec increments. Setting is accomplished in less than 1 sec with function mode and desired function time selected by means of bidirectional toggle switches on the fuze setter. A readout display indicates the set time. The fuze setter is battery powered and requires no field maintenance except recharging of the battery. Design features incorporated in the fuze setter include self-checking test capability, indication of low battery voltage and the capability of interrogating a fuze to determine its time setting. The circuit configuration employs state-of-the-art components, most of which are available on an off-the-shelf basis, which minimize power consumption. Packaging of the fuze setter allows hand held operation and permits functioning in an artillery ground environment. System tests demonstrate that the system complies with the specific technical requirments, while withstanding selected environmental conditions.
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