Accession Number : ADA188715

Title :   A Pyrotechnic Delay Ignition System for a Submarine Launched Marine Signal,

Corporate Author : MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Whiffen, B W

PDF Url : ADA188715

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : This report describes the development of a delay ignition system for a submarine launched marine signal. The igniter, which incorporates a pyrotechnic delay element, was designed to transfer ignition from the payload expelling charge to the flare candle. The design eliminates ignition failures caused by water plumes extinguishing the igniters as the flare payload assembly is ejected from the signal canister. Keywords include: Submarine, Pyrotechnic igniters, Ignition systems, Ignition delay, and Signals.

Descriptors :   *DELAY ELEMENTS(EXPLOSIVE), *IGNITERS, *FLARES, *VISUAL SIGNALS, CANISTERS, DELAY, EXTINGUISHING, FAILURE(MECHANICS), IGNITION, IGNITION LAG, PLUMES, PYROTECHNICS, SIGNALS, SUBMARINE LAUNCHED, TRANSFER, AUSTRALIA

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE