TSC personnel supported a live fire demonstration of their Enhanced Proximity Sensor (EPS) for the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR). The EPS is designed to provide a specific Height of Burst (HOB) for detonation of the rocket platform.
Accurately being able to detect HOB allows area type warheads to provide reliable effects on the choice target. For the GMLRS system, integration of the EPS allows for system performance modifications to better suit the Alternate Warhead (AW). The EPS is a miniaturized radar that measures the distance to the ground as the platform falls. These measurements are sent to a tracking filter which allows the EPS to provide very accurate detonation commands to the Electronic Safe-Arm Fuse (ESAF) needed to function the warhead.