Accession Number : ADD000964

Title :   Ductile Ampule Deferred Action Battery.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Snyder,Gilbert R

Report Date : 28 Aug 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The patent concerns a ductile ampule deferred action battery for use in fuses and other projectiles which is actuated internally by the set back forces of acceleration from a gun or other impelling means. This battery comprises an ampule that contains a weight attached to a spring, said weight and said spring having their principle axis parallel to the acceleration vector such that upon acceleration said weight depresses said spring causing the cutter attached to the weight to pierce the ductile ampule. The ampule is used in combination with an annular stack of battery elements having the holes therein aligned to form a continuous passage into which said ampule is inserted.

Descriptors :   *Dry batteries, *Patents, Artillery ammunition, Springs

Subject Categories : Electrochemical Energy Storage
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE