Accession Number : ADD000930

Title :   Radiation Timing Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Berk,Sigmund

Report Date : 15 May 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent relates to a radiation timing device for use in fuzes for bombs, shells, mines and the like. The constant emission of radioactive emanations from a radioactive source is used to measure time. The device consists of a source, a shutter or absorber placed between the source and a radiation detector and counter. When a predetermined number of emanations is counted a switch activates the device.

Descriptors :   *Timing devices, *Radiation measuring instruments, *Patents, Radiation monitors, Counters, Radioactive materials, Radioactive decay

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE