Accession Number:

ADA053033

Title:

Fuzing Logic for an Earth-Penetrator Weapon against an Underground Target

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

HARRY DIAMOND LABS ADELPHI MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

A model is developed for the fuzing logic required for an earth-penetrator weapon EPW. Given missile guidance parameters and collateral damage constraints as initial conditions, further necessary parameters for defining a fuzing algorithm are derived from a geometric analysis of possible trajectories. Then the fuzing logic for such a weapon is determined for both linear and nonlinear underground trajectories. Assuming the missile remains underground after impact, several fuzing logic criteria are given, depending on such factors as path form, vector miss distance, and impact angle. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE