Design of Automated Fire Control System for C2H2/O2 Pulse Detonation Rig
|Subhash Chander1, Dr. TK Jindal2
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Automated Fire control Systems (AFCS) is a sophisticated and critical segment of a typical Pulse detonation engine (PDE) rig. The relevant standards, safeties and redundancies were built by design to achieve successful missions. Primary emphasis is placed on the methodical approach required in the design of modernAFCS. This approach involves thorough analysis of the particular fire control problem at hand, establishment of the most suitable mathematical model, and computerization and realization of the built mathematical models through LABVIEW.The designed system was analysed rigorously validated against specifications. It was also tested in live firing after going through various qualifications/ verifications during various stages of development. The unit is operating satisfactory and proved its reliability during 70+ firings and will be utilized for future firings with enhanced capabilities.