Accession Number : ADA019273

Title :   Measurement of Electrical Ignition Element Composition Mix Using a Gamma Ray Densitometer.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J

Personal Author(s) : Derrico,Louis G. ; Madarasz,F.

Report Date : JAN 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : Gamma ray measurements of electrical ignition elements containing ignition mixes with varying percentages of ingredients are presented. Correlations with visual observations of x-ray film, chemical analysis, and gamma ray counts are presented. Functional firing test results are also presented to demonstrate the relationship between accuracy of ignition mix, firing current requirements and ignition delay time. Various functional test techniques were explored in order to determine the method best suited for production testing. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Densitometers, *Ignition systems, *Electric ignition, Gamma rays, Cartridges, Potassium compounds, Chlorates, Lead compounds, Thiocyanates, Chemical analysis

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE