A Fuze Function Setter--Baseline Design.
HARRY DIAMOND LABS ADELPHI MD
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The fuze function setter system described provides a means for inductively transmitting data and energy into an unpowered projectile prior to firing. This system was developed because of a need to program the Navys Semi-Active Laser Guided Projectile with time delay and guidance information as it is loaded into the gun. An advanced development prototype system is described that demonstrates the feasibility of this type of design. Both the setter and the projectile electronics were fabricated and tested. The system features a reverse link whereby the round retransmits the data that it receives for verification. It also incorporates a metal nitride oxide semiconductor memory for long-term storage and a custom integrated circuit for minimum volume and power requirements. The system was successfully demonstrated in the field and will proceed to the engineering development phase. Author
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Ammunition and Explosives