Accession Number : ADD000622
Title : Low Energy Electric Impact Fuze.
Descriptive Note : Patent Application,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Ward,John S
Report Date : 03 Jun 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 7
Abstract : The patent application relates to a device whereby a lightweight striker, having one end projecting through the nose of an explosive containing projectile and the other end in contact with a piezoelectric crystal within the projectile, is used to activate the piezoelectric crystal when the projectile strikes a target. Electrical energy generated by the thus activated piezoelectric crystal, in turn, initiates a detonator and the explosive charge within the projectile.
Descriptors : *Projectiles, *Explosives initiators, Piezoelectric crystals, Explosive charges, Detonators, Patents
Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE