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