Patent Number: 8,716,640

Title: Piloting device of a missile or of a projectile

Abstract: The invention concerns the field of devices for improving the piloting of projectiles More specifically, the object of the invention is a piloting device for a missile or a projectile, for example, of small caliber, especially on the order of 40 mm, which has a lateral main surface with a nose at the level of one of its extremities, whereby said device includes at least one cavity consisting of a combustion chamber and filled, at least partially, by an explosive powder, and means of initiation of this explosive powder, and thereby the explosive powder includes nanothermites or gas-generating nanothermites.

Inventors: Baras; Christian (Saint Louis, FR), Spitzer; Denis (Strasbourg, FR), Comet; Marc (Huningue, FR), Ciszek; Fabrice (Sierentz, FR), Sourgen; Frederic (Mulhouse, FR)

Assignee: Institut Franco-Allemand de Recherches de Saint-Louis

International Classification: F42B 10/00 (20060101); F42B 15/01 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018