|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||102/377 ; 102/380 ; 102/432 ; 102/443|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 13 인용 특허 : 4|
A traveling charge projectile utilizes a microprocessor and a plurality of sequentially fired igniting-priming-expelling charges to initiate respective charge segments containing propellant, such as granular propellant, of predetermined grain size, to produce a more nearly constant pressure against the projectile base. Traveling charge propellant segments attached to the projectile move with the projectile as it accelerates in the gun barrel. At appropriate intervals during barrel transit, a firing signal initiates a charge which propels the aft most pro...
A traveling charge projectile comprising: a hollow cylindrical projectile body having a central payload cavity, an aft end and a front end; a plurality of propellant charge segments, each containing granular propellant of progressively smaller grain size, mounted in a stacked column for sequential initiation, and attached to the aft end of said projectile body; a plurality of electrically initiated propellant charge segment initiators, each mounted on a different one of said propellant charge segments, for sequential initiation by a remote firing signal ...