DONAR artillery gun and key visual of the mobile fuze programming device

Programming of projectiles

Accurate setting of large-calibre fuzes

Inductive programming

For tactical or safety reasons, an artillery fuze may only be armed at a particular distance and timespan away from the launch tube or storage location of the projectile. For this purpose, ATM and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG together developed both a stationary and a highly mobile solution for the inductive programming of large-calibre artillery fuzes.

Focus on safe handling

This course of action ensures that ammunition does not explode unplanned due to improper handling or other external influences during operations. At the same time, it is ensured that data is transmitted quickly and securely during rapid fire. For this purpose, the unit provides a software environment for the programming application.

Performance overview:

  • Inductive programming of munitions
  • Communication according to STANAG 4369
  • Data transmission according to AOP 22
  • Supports customer-specific programming applications
  • Supports customer-specific UI applications
  • Functional safety according to DIN EN 61508

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PzH2000 armoured howitzer driving into snowy landscape and kicking up snow

The plus points

Maximum safety when arming the projectile

On-board voltage network

ATM ensures smooth operation on the vehicle’s electrical system through the consistent application of VG96916. This standard guarantees that the device harmonises with the power supply system, does not negatively influence the system or take damage itself.

Qualification

The device keeps out water and dust, withstands salt fog, holds up to fluctuating pressures and the extended temperature range, and reliably processes data under heavy shocks and vibrations.

Climate

The mobile device is also qualified against thermal shock in air and water and meets the AECTP requirements for climate zones.

EMC

An aluminium housing and special design ensure EMC compatibility. ATM applies various civil norms and standards as well as MIL-SPECS for this purpose.

NEMP

The device is protected from electromagnetic pulses and functions reliably.

Security

If the solutions fulfil safety-critical functions, ATM applies the corresponding standards, such as DIN EN IEC 61508.

Modularity

The device can be adapted to meet the customer’s requests and requirements in every respect, from the interfaces and memory to customer-specific functionalities.

Display

Various technical and design measures ensure that the information on the display can be read and the display operated under any light conditions, even with night vision goggles.

Functions

In the fixed version, the unit supports the programming of artillery fuzes within an automated process controlled by the fire control computer system. The portable unit for programming fuzes has a colour display with touch input and function keys which the operator uses to enter the data.

  • Software
  • Communication
  • Security
  • Accessories
  • Modularity

Software

  • Provision of a software environment for customer-specific applications
  • Integration of customer-specific user interfaces

Communication

  • Communication based on the AOP-22 protocol
  • Communication based on STANAG 4369

Security

  • Functional safety as per DIN EN IEC 61508
  • Safety requirement level SIL 2
  • Projectile data verification

Accessories

ATM provides extensive accessories for transport and maintenance in mobile operation, including:

  • Transport bag
  • Transport case
  • Cable set
  • Interchangeable battery pack
  • Connectable peripheral devices

Modularity

  • Adaptation to the vehicle
  • Adaptation to the application profile
  • Adaptation to the customer’s requests
  • Adaptation of memory equipment
  • Adaptation of the type and number of interfaces
  • Adaptation to customer-specific functionalities
  • Adaptation of display size
  • Stationary device
  • Portable device

Technical data

Processor

Qseven®

Memory

Customer-specific

Interfaces

Serial interfaces

 

Serial bus

 

Ethernet

Display

Full HD resolution

 

Brightness 1,000 cd/m²

 

Contrast 600:1

 

Multi-level dimming up to masking

 

Mobile programming device for large-calibre artillery fuzes
Fuze programming device

Hardware variants

  • Mobile programming device
  • Stationary programming device
  • Device in customer-specific design
  • Device with customer-specific functions