IV.I.06. Laser Igniter for Artillery Munition. By FY97, demonstrate the firing of a large caliber 155 mm howitzer with a laser-based ignition system. Benefits include direct ignition of the propelling charge without the aid of conventional primers of igniter materials, a solution to ignition at large charge stand-off, replacement of electrical wires with non-conducting glass optical fibers for safety, and computer control of the laser firing unit.
Supports: ARDEC, PEO-FS, PM-PALADIN, PM CRUSADER, ASPA-XM297.
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|Brad Forch||Catherine Kominos||Herbert Russakoff|
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