SPARK- Remote Firing System
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A Remote Firing System (RFS) is a tool employed by military and law-enforcement personnel who seek to initiate the ring of ordnance remotely from a safe distance. Today, the solution consists of a receiver, which is capable of initiating the necessary energy transference to facilitate the initiation, and a transmitter, which controls the receiver. As a result of the encumbrance and impracticality of such a solution in the context of a modern and inherently complex setting, there has emerged a desire to innovate this system in order to develop a RFS that is not only of minimal weight and high durability, but is also easily and securely operated under duress. Furthermore, in an effort to better aid the operator of such a system in making well-informed decisions in the spur of the moment, a software solution to that effect is discussed. The objective of this thesis is to provide a brief overview of what the modern environment is like in terms of warfare, how a RFS fits into this environment, what the problems are with today's RFS and our identified objectives to remedy these problems, and how a multi-disciplinary engineering team has attacked the problem. Ultimately, the end-goal is to provide a feasible proof of concept, and supply some of the theoretical knowledge needed for further expansion of the system to eventually fully realize the solution.