Accession Number : AD0164957

Title :   Vent and Destruct System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Rentz,Albert W. ; Jackson,Lloyd J. ; Willard,Robert C. ; Burklund,Vernon D.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent relates to a vent and destruct system for balloons and the like which utilizes pyrotechnic strands covered with tubes of braided copper wire to perform the functions of venting and destructing. The braided copper wire covering on the pyrotechnic strands provides a safety means by preventing static electricity from accidentally igniting the pyrotechnic strands when the system is being attached to a balloon or the like. When the system is activated the tubes of braided copper wire are destroyed by the heat produced by the pyrotechnic strands.

Descriptors :   *Balloons, *Destructors, *Patents, Pyrotechnics, Strands, Flares, Balloon equipment

Subject Categories : Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE