Accession Number : ADA195461

Title :   Low-G Zigzag Device for High Voltage Converter Safety.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 86-Jan 87,

Corporate Author : HARRY DIAMOND LABS ADELPHI MD

Personal Author(s) : Overman, David L ; Beard, James L ; Lohmann, Gerd ; Hunter, Donald W

PDF Url : ADA195461

Report Date : Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : This report describes the design and fabrication of an acceleration sensing mechanism that can be used to provide handling safety in electronic fuzing applications. It compares several different concepts, analyzes the selected concept, defines the model that was built, and presents preliminary test results. The device operates at 9 g to bring together two halves of a magnetic core assembly in a high converter in the arming system. It uses a zigzag cam and flywheel mechanism to achieve a high degree of handling safety, and also has a compact solenoid locking system. Keywords: Safety and arming, Zigzag device, Acceleration sensor, Voltage converter, Electronic fuzing.

Descriptors :   *ACCELEROMETERS, *CONVERTERS, *FUZES(ORDNANCE), ACCELERATION, ARMING DEVICES, ASSEMBLY, CORES, DETECTION, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, FLYWHEELS, HANDLING, HIGH VOLTAGE, LOCKING(MECHANICS), MAGNETIC FIELDS, SAFETY, SOLENOIDS, VOLTAGE

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE