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Title: Automatic rapid attachable warhead section

Abstract

Disclosed are a method and apparatus for (1) automatically selecting warheads or reentry vehicles from a storage area containing a plurality of types of warheads or reentry vehicles, (2) automatically selecting weapon carriers from a storage area containing at least one type of weapon carrier, (3) manipulating and aligning the selected warheads or reentry vehicles and weapon carriers, and (4) automatically coupling the warheads or reentry vehicles with the weapon carriers such that coupling of improperly selected warheads or reentry vehicles with weapon carriers is inhibited. Such inhibition enhances safety of operations and is achieved by a number of means including computer control of the process of selection and coupling and use of connectorless interfaces capable of assuring that improperly selected items will be rejected or rendered inoperable prior to coupling. Also disclosed are a method and apparatus wherein the stated principles pertaining to selection, coupling and inhibition are extended to apply to any item-to-be-carried and any carrying assembly.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
AT&T
OSTI Identifier:
869293
Patent Number(s):
5311436
Application Number:
07/652,736
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F42 - AMMUNITION F42B - EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, e.g. FOR BLASTING, FIREWORKS, AMMUNITION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
automatic; rapid; attachable; warhead; section; disclosed; method; apparatus; automatically; selecting; warheads; reentry; vehicles; storage; containing; plurality; types; weapon; carriers; type; carrier; manipulating; aligning; selected; coupling; improperly; inhibited; inhibition; enhances; safety; operations; achieved; means; including; computer; control; process; selection; connectorless; interfaces; capable; assuring; items; rejected; rendered; inoperable; prior; stated; principles; pertaining; extended; apply; item-to-be-carried; carrying; assembly; reentry vehicles; means including; computer control; automatically selecting; /700/

Citation Formats

Trennel, Anthony J. Automatic rapid attachable warhead section. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Trennel, Anthony J. Automatic rapid attachable warhead section. United States.
Trennel, Anthony J. Tue . "Automatic rapid attachable warhead section". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869293.
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abstractNote = {Disclosed are a method and apparatus for (1) automatically selecting warheads or reentry vehicles from a storage area containing a plurality of types of warheads or reentry vehicles, (2) automatically selecting weapon carriers from a storage area containing at least one type of weapon carrier, (3) manipulating and aligning the selected warheads or reentry vehicles and weapon carriers, and (4) automatically coupling the warheads or reentry vehicles with the weapon carriers such that coupling of improperly selected warheads or reentry vehicles with weapon carriers is inhibited. Such inhibition enhances safety of operations and is achieved by a number of means including computer control of the process of selection and coupling and use of connectorless interfaces capable of assuring that improperly selected items will be rejected or rendered inoperable prior to coupling. Also disclosed are a method and apparatus wherein the stated principles pertaining to selection, coupling and inhibition are extended to apply to any item-to-be-carried and any carrying assembly.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {5}
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