Patent Number: 6,253,679

Title: Magneto-inductive on-command fuze and firing device

Abstract: A fuze is enabled, armed, and fired while indicating its status to remote command/receiver stations so that interconnected line charges and other ordnance items can be detonated with increased safety and reliability from a safe man-weapon separation distance. The fuze is responsive to remotely transmitted magneto-inductive command signals in the extremely low frequency (ELF) to very low frequency (VLF) range to change its status and to transmit magneto-inductive status signals in the ELF to VLF range confirming its status to at least one of the remote stations. Transmission and reception of magneto-inductive signals in the ELF to VLF range allow for a unique communication method that provides safe and reliable communication suitable to effect fuzing of explosive devices on the beach through seawater, air, earth, buildings, vegetation and sediment or any combination of these conditions.

Inventors: Woodall; Robert (Lynn Haven, FL), Garcia; Felipe (Panama City, FL), Sojdehei; John (Panama City Beach, FL)

Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy

International Classification: F42C 13/08 (20060101); F42C 13/00 (20060101); F42D 1/05 (20060101); F42D 1/00 (20060101); F42C 13/04 (20060101); F42C 013/00 (); F42C 013/08 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018