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