Accession Number : ADD000527
Title : Load Actuated Electro-Ignition Switch.
Descriptive Note : Patent Application,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Stone,W James
Report Date : 10 Jun 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 9
Abstract : The patent application relates to an igniter mechanism for a rocket motor used for towing a load or extracting an air crew member from a disabled aircraft. The mechanism operates whenever a sufficient force is exerted on the tow line to shear a pin allowing closure of the switch. Electrical energy coupled to the switch is conducted to a squib which ignites a charge to cause ignition of the rocket motor propellant. The electrical switch mechanism can only be actuated by a predetermined pulling force on the tow line thereby causing the electrical contacts to be brought positively together.
Descriptors : *Rocket engines, *Rocket igniters, Patents, Escape systems, Rocket propellants, Electric igniters
Subject Categories : Rockets
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE