Accession Number : AD0287796

Title :   DEVELOPMENT AND FUNCTIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE XM8 SQUIB

Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA ARMY PROPULSION LAB AND CENTER

Personal Author(s) : BETTS,R.E. ; WILLIAMS,W.P.

Report Date : 26 OCT 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : This report covers the development of the XM8, an exploding bridge wire type squib. This squib offers extreme protection against the hazards of accidental ignition from extraneous energies from radio-frequency, electrostatic and induced high currents. Presented are test procedures and data, squib design, and squib performance characteristics. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC DETONATORS, *ELECTRIC IGNITERS, DESIGN, HAZARDS, IGNITION, PHOTOGRAPHS, RADIOFREQUENCY, SAFETY, TEST METHODS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE