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Title: Projectile stopping system

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.
Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Alamo, CA)
  2. (Livermore, CA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
870699
Assignee:
Regents of University of California (Oakland, CA) LLNL
Patent Number(s):
US 5578784
Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
projectile; stopping; interceptor; launches; catcher; path; embodiment; signals; indicative; received; flinger; mechanism; releasably; attached; thereto; released; launched; controller; connected; determine; launch; parameters; directs; release; intercepts; signals indicative; attached thereto; releasably attach; projectile interceptor; /89/

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