Accession Number : AD0772482

Title :   Induction Firing System for Hero-Proof Launch Initiation of Ordnance from Mortars, Guns, Rocket Launchers, etc.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Warnock,Frederick E.

Report Date : 20 JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : A RADHAZ- and HERO-proof induction firing system for initiating launch of ordnance from mortars, guns, rocket launchers, etc., is designed and analyzed. The system is being used in the Rapid Bloom Off-board Chaff (RBOC) mortar development, and is to be used in the production system. Inductive coupling of the ordnance round to the launcher allows the round to contain an electrically initiated detonator which fires or launches the ordnance, but the round is never directly electrically connected to the launcher. An analytical model is developed as an analysis and design tool, and is applied (with the help of a computer program) to the development of experimental models. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Ordnance, *Firing mechanisms(Weapon), Launchers, Electric detonators, Electromagnetic pulses, Excitation, Electromagnetic induction, Experimental design

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE