Apparatus for Eliminating Power Source Rise Time Effects in a Time Fuze System.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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This patent discloses timing system for providing a fuze function time for firing a fuze which is independent of power source rise time. A non-volatile counter is programmed with a count indictative of the function time, and is read out starting at missile take-off to fire the fuze upon completion of read out of the count. Inhibit circuitry is provided for automatically reducing the stored count during the setting operation and for subsequently inhibiting the reading out of the counter by a time corresponding to the reduction in the stored count. This time is selected to be greater than the largest expectable rise time of the fluidic generator power source, but no longer than is necessary.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes
- Ammunition and Explosives