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Title: Projectile stopping system

Abstract

A projectile interceptor launches a projectile catcher into the path of a projectile. In one embodiment, signals indicative of the path of a projectile are received by the projectile interceptor. A flinger mechanism has a projectile catcher releasably attached thereto, such that the projectile catcher can be released and launched from the flinger mechanism. A controller connected to the flinger mechanism uses the signals indicative of the path of the projectile to determine the launch parameters of the projectile catcher. The controller directs the flinger mechanism to release the projectile catcher such that the projectile catcher is launched into the path of the projectile and intercepts the projectile. 13 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
University of California
OSTI Identifier:
403664
Patent Number(s):
5,578,784
Application Number:
PAN: 8-595,442
Assignee:
Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 26 Nov 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; PROJECTILES; INTERCEPTION; LAUNCHING; CONTROL EQUIPMENT; TRAJECTORIES

Citation Formats

Karr, T J, and Pittenger, L C. Projectile stopping system. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Karr, T J, & Pittenger, L C. Projectile stopping system. United States.
Karr, T J, and Pittenger, L C. Tue . "Projectile stopping system". United States.
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