Accession Number:

ADD009128

Title:

Flyby Warhead Triggering.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-11-30

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

A triggering system is described that provides for fusing a self-forging warhead or other warhead to fire down on a target as the vehicle carrying the warhead flys horizontally just over the top of the target. The triggering method uses an active optical system transmitter-receiver on board the vehicle which establishes a triggering window in space just below the vehicle. A triggering or detonating signal is developed when a target enters the window. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes
  • Guided Missiles
  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE