EXPERIMENTAL DEVELOPMENT OF A SMART ARTILLERY AND MINE ORDNANCE FUZE BASED ON ARDUINO MICROCONTROLLER PLATFORM

  • 1 Faculty of “Artillery, air defense and CIS” –National Military University “Vasil Levski”, Veliko Tarnovo, the Bulgarian Republic

Abstract

Today’s battlefield is ever-changing in terms of weaponry demands and engagement criteria. Older artillery ordnance is often struggling to meet the modern battlefield demands and does not provide the operator with a wide range of capabilities. This combination of constraints coupled with the performance of conventional artillery munitions has often limited the commander’s options and decreased the effectiveness of artillery. Meeting the modern battlefield demands requires the performance and capabilities of existing ordnance to be increased. This paper researches the creation of a smart fuze that will provide increased flexibility and capabilities at a price that permits its use in tactically significant quantities as well as for training.

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