Accession Number:

ADD007694

Title:

Programmed Self-Destruct System for a Munition.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-07-10

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

A device for electromagnetically encoding an energy passive munition prior to launch. A high frequency HF external energy source charges a first rectifier-capacitance circuit, having a relatively long time constant, via a secondary receiving coil. The first rectifier-capacitance circuit acts as a temporary power source for energizing programming circuitry capable of receiving subsequently pulsed HF encoding signals. A second rectifier-capacitor circuit, having a shorter time constant, is used to energize logic circuitry for programming a nonvolatile memory in binary coded bits. The binary code information is used to set a timer which subsequently causes the munition to self-destruct after launch in a time period in accordance with encoded signals stored in a memory. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE