Patents Assigned to Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co., KG
  • Patent number: 9488422
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a grenade that can be fired from a barrel, for recoilless firing. The barrel is open at both ends and is without any flow cross-section constrictions. The grenade is formed of a grenade base body which surrounds at least one explosive charge, and a flow cross-section reduction device for reducing the flow cross-section of the barrel. The device is arranged in the opposite direction to the firing direction X with respect to the grenade base body. The flow cross-section reduction device is connected to the grenade base body, separated from it, via a connecting device, and is connected to it such that it is stable during firing. A grenade launcher or shell firing apparatus has a grenade such as this, and the grenade firing apparatus has a barrel which is open at both ends and does not have any flow cross-section constrictions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Helmut Hammer, Axel Pfersmann
  • Patent number: 9443690
    Abstract: A device for generating microwaves has a plurality of separately controlled microwave generators. Each of the generators includes a resonator, each with a capacitor structure formed with two electrodes that are separated by a spark gap. A high voltage supply charges the individual capacitor structures, which can be discharged by a breakdown of the spark gap. The individual capacitor structures are charged up by way of the high voltage supply device to a voltage that lies below the breakdown voltage of the individual spark gaps. A triggering device for triggering a breakdown of the respective spark gap is associated with each spark gap and the triggering devices are individually controlled by a common control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Robert Stark
  • Patent number: 9441912
    Abstract: A missile container has a container housing, a container roof, at least one canister for holding a missile which, in a storage position, is disposed on the container housing, and a movement mechanism for moving the canister from the storage position into an operating position. The elements arranged in the interior of the container housing are protected against external weather influences. In the operating position, the canister is held at least partially outside the container housing by the movement mechanism and the container roof is closed and shields a container interior against the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Hagen Kempas
  • Patent number: 9423483
    Abstract: A locating device locates a source emitting a short-duration high power microwave pulse. The locating device contains at least three separately disposed receiving antennas that are not disposed on a line, each with an associated detection device for detecting the point in time of the reception at the antenna of the high power microwave pulse. At least one short time measurement device is provided for determining at least two time differences between the points in time of reception of each two of the detection devices. A computing device is provided for calculating a location of the origin of the high power microwave pulse based on at least two of the measured time differences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Frank Sonnenmann, Adam Umerski
  • Patent number: 9261329
    Abstract: A missile container has a container housing, one or a plurality of canisters stored therein for supporting a missile, and a movement mechanism for moving the canister from a storage position into an operating position. The missile container is efficiently transferred from a storage state into a combat state, in which the canister is in a combat-ready position for firing the missile, by providing a movement mechanism with a kinematic linkage for pivoting the canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Hagen Kempas
  • Patent number: 9226424
    Abstract: An electronic assembly has a plurality of functional units each including a board element populated with electronic modules. The board elements are connected to one another in terms of signaling via a contact board. An assembly having a high degree of communication flexibility in conjunction with favorable production costs can be provided if it contains a communication unit connected to the contact board directly by data lines. The communication unit is populated with electronic components in such a way that it serves as a communication interface for modules of the board elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: DIEHL BGT DEFENCE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Hakan Kisakuerek
  • Patent number: 9207045
    Abstract: An optical device for guiding radiation from an object scene to a detector contains an alignment device for pivoting a field of view of the detector relative to a predetermined direction, a detector optical unit and an optical articulation for guiding the beam path from the pivoted field of view into the detector optical unit. In order to achieve a compact configuration of the device, the optical articulation has a reversing prism, in which beams running in the optical axis of the articulation are refracted towards a mirror surface of the reversing prism and are reflected by the reflection surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: DIEHL BGT DEFENCE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Reiner Eckhardt, Joachim Barenz, Hubert Kuppel
  • Patent number: 9139487
    Abstract: An active composition for a decoy which radiates spectrally as the active composition burns, contains an additive which is distributed in the active composition and which increases the ratio of the intensity of radiation emitted during combustion of the active composition in the wavelength range from 3.7 to 5.1 ?m to the intensity of radiation emitted during combustion of the active composition in the wavelength range from 1.9 to 2.3 ?m. The active composition contains a fuel having carbon atoms and hydrogen atoms, and an oxidizer for the fuel, containing oxygen atoms. The amount of the oxidizer being such that it is not sufficient for complete oxidation of the carbon, and the additive being a catalyst present in the form of particles that catalyzes a redox reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Arno Hahma
  • Patent number: 9133071
    Abstract: An active composition for a decoy which radiates spectrally as the active composition burns up, including radiation emitted during combustion of the active composition in the wavelength range from 3.7 to 5.1 ?m which is stronger by a factor of at least 15 than radiation emitted during combustion of the active composition in the wavelength range from 1.9 to 2.3 ?m. The active composition contains a nitrate ester and/or one nitrosamine as a fuel having carbon atoms, hydrogen atoms, and ammonium perchlorate as oxidizer. The amount of the ammonium perchlorate is such that it is not sufficient for complete oxidation of the fuel. The active composition contains either the nitrate ester in the form of a polymeric solid, or a binder, not more than 5 carbon atoms in the fuel being joined to one another by direct bonding, and the active composition containing substantially no carbon source containing elemental carbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Arno Hahma
  • Patent number: 9001186
    Abstract: In order to make it possible to reduce stereographic disturbances without image processing methods, it is proposed that pixels in the images each be associated with a distance from a distance model. The distance is an assumed distance from an object, which is imaged at that pixel, to at least one predetermined point, the distance model associates the distance in dependence on the position of the pixels in the recorded image. The image fusion is carried out using the associated distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Florian Gagel
  • Patent number: 8982010
    Abstract: An antenna configuration for emitting high-energy microwave pulses has a first flat electrode and a second flat electrode, the first electrode and the second electrode being able to be connected to a generator for producing an excitation pulse. The antenna configuration further has a multiplicity of radiation elements which connect the first electrode and the second electrode to one another, and semiconductor diodes which are provided in the region of the radiation elements and turn on as of a particular breakdown voltage and thus make it possible for the antenna to emit a pulsed overall pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Adam Umerski
  • Publication number: 20150047760
    Abstract: An active composition for a decoy which radiates spectrally as the active composition burns, contains an additive which is distributed in the active composition and which increases the ratio of the intensity of radiation emitted during combustion of the active composition in the wavelength range from 3.7 to 5.1 ?m to the intensity of radiation emitted during combustion of the active composition in the wavelength range from 1.9 to 2.3 ?m. The active composition contains a fuel having carbon atoms and hydrogen atoms, and an oxidizer for the fuel, containing oxygen atoms. The amount of the oxidizer being such that it is not sufficient for complete oxidation of the carbon, and the additive being a catalyst present in the form of particles that catalyzes a redox reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: DIEHL BGT DEFENCE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: ARNO HAHMA
  • Publication number: 20140373707
    Abstract: An arrangement for protecting an object, especially a motor vehicle, against approaching projectiles, contains a plurality of profile rods of prism-shaped cross-section. The profile rods are disposed in at least two rows lying one behind the other and at a distance from each other. In the rows, the respective mutually parallel profile rods are disposed at a distance apart, wherein the profile rods of the front row cover the gaps between the profile rods of the rear row.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicants: DIEHL BGT DEFENCE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: MARCO HERDEN-OSTENDORFF, KLAUS SCHLUETER
  • Patent number: 8902292
    Abstract: It is proposed that, on the assumption that the surrounding area forms a known topography, a representation is produced from a form of the topography, the camera position relative to the topography and the image in the form of a virtual representation of the view from an observation point which is at a distance from the camera position. This makes it possible to select an advantageous perspective of objects which are imaged in the image, thus making it possible for an operator to easily identify the position of the objects relative to the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Florian Gagel, Jörg Kushauer
  • Patent number: 8844187
    Abstract: A weapon barrel of an automatic firearm contains a muzzle that is set into flexural oscillations by firing, with a damping device for damping the flexural oscillations by frictional processes between a radially projecting friction ring disposed on the muzzle and at least one friction element loaded by of a spring element. Wherein at least one friction element loaded by a separate spring element acts on both sides of the friction ring respectively and is supported so as to be axially movable relative to the muzzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Axel Pfersmann, Rainer Himmert
  • Publication number: 20140285086
    Abstract: A device for generating microwaves has a plurality of separately controlled microwave generators. Each of the generators includes a resonator, each with a capacitor structure formed with two electrodes that are separated by a spark gap. A high voltage supply charges the individual capacitor structures, which can be discharged by a breakdown of the spark gap. The individual capacitor structures are charged up by way of the high voltage supply device to a voltage that lies below the breakdown voltage of the individual spark gaps. A triggering device for triggering a breakdown of the respective spark gap is associated with each spark gap and the triggering devices are individually controlled by a common control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: DIEHL BGT DEFENCE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: ROBERT STARK
  • Patent number: 8833227
    Abstract: A sealing ring obturates a propellant charge cartridge of an automatic firearm for caseless ammunition, in particular against an end face of a firearm element, in particular for a breech or a projectile cartridge. The sealing ring contains a sealing surface that can be brought into contact with the end face. The sealing surface contains a first region around an annular opening of the sealing ring and a second region around the first region. The second region is set back relative to a tangential surface to the first region. In addition, a propellant charge cartridge for an automatic firearm for caseless ammunition, has at least one of the sealing rings. The propellant charge cartridge preferably contains one or multiple, in particular two, propellant charge chambers, which are provided with a sealing ring on each of the breech side and the projectile cartridge side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Axel Pfersmann, Fritz Schlenk, Manfred Hechtl, Alfred Eckel
  • Publication number: 20140224104
    Abstract: A missile container has a container housing, one or a plurality of canisters stored therein for supporting a missile, and a movement mechanism for moving the canister from a storage position into an operating position. The missile container is efficiently transferred from a storage state into a combat state, in which the canister is in a combat-ready position for firing the missile, by providing a movement mechanism with a kinematic linkage for pivoting the canister.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: DIEHL BGT DEFENCE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: HAGEN KEMPAS
  • Patent number: 8795451
    Abstract: A propellant for guns includes at least one energy carrier, nitrocellulose and cellulose acetate butyrate. At least part of the nitrocellulose is alcohol-soluble nitrocellulose. The nitrocellulose serves as a binder and for that purpose is present in a concentration of at least 15% by weight in the propellant. A process for producing a propellant is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dietmar Müller, Walter Langlotz
  • Patent number: 8796928
    Abstract: In order to increase a service life of a microwave generator, a resonator configuration for a microwave generator has a hollow cylindrical electrical conductor positioned inside a housing, a first electrode, and a second electrode. Two electrodes are spaced apart from one another and form a spark gap in the region of the conductor. A contact element is provided for making electrical contact between the conductor and the first electrode. The position of the first electrode can be adjusted to modify a length of the spark gap. Furthermore, the contact element is electrically connected to the first electrode or its holder so as to resist movement so that the opposing contact surfaces remain in contact even when the position of the first electrode is adjusted with respect to the second electrode. The contact element is configured to be deformable, preferably elastically deformable, for this purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Josef Dommer