Straight Shooter

Shipers, Larry; Lichtman, Flora
June 2012
Popular Science;Jun2012, Vol. 280 Issue 6, p28
The article features a description and rough sketch of a self-guided .50 caliber bullet engineered as part of the self-guided bullet project at Sandia National Laboratories. The bullet is able to be steered by a battery-powered 8-bit processor because it does not spin and features an optical sensor in its nose that searches out a laser dot on a target. Successful tests of the bullet and plans to find funding to build a prototype are discussed.


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