Accession Number : AD0424556

Title :   DEVELOPMENT OF AN EXPLODING BRIDGEWIRE FIRING UNIT,

Corporate Author : ALLEGANY BALLISTICS LAB HERCULES POWDER CO CUMBERLAND MD

Personal Author(s) : Hummert,G. T.

Report Date : AUG 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : A general description of an exploding bridgewire system and a detailed study of a solid state firing unit are presented. This firing unit approaches an optimum between reliability and safety as it contains few components, yet responds only to a coded electrical signal. Illustrations of the decoding circuit, construction details recommended circuit modifications and data obtained from a pre-prototype unit are also given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EXPLOSIVES INITIATORS, ELECTRIC BRIDGES), (*EXPLODING WIRES, ELECTRIC IGNITERS), SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES, CODING, SWITCHING CIRCUITS, CIRCUITS, TRANSFORMERS, FIRING CIRCUITS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE