Accession Number : AD0164983

Title :   Catalyst Generator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Little,Steven M. ; Lyons,John H. ; Noles,Ronald C. ; St. Amand,Pierre ; Hazelton,Donald R.

Report Date : 05 JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent describes a catalyst generator cartridge for weather modification having a spring loaded slider for moving a detonator into alignment with the ignition chain only when the pyrotechnic has been ejected from the cartridge case. If the pyrotechnic remains in the cartridge case after an ejection charge has been fired, the cartridge case prevents the slider from aligning the detonator with the ignition chain. This prevents the detonator from eroding through an ignition blocking device and igniting the pyrotechnic.

Descriptors :   *Cloud seeding, *Cartridges, *Patents, Cartridge cases, Springs, Detonators, Pyrotechnics, Ejection, Alignment

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE