Accession Number : ADD002672

Title :   Short Range Passive Electromagnetic Detector.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Amundson,Paul H ; Crout,Prescott D

Report Date : 24 Feb 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent is concerned with the problem of causing detonation of a mine which is sown from the air. Shortly after such a mine strikes the ground, small wires are shot out from the mine. Subsequently, a tension of two to three ounces in any one of the wires will result in detonation of the mine. The invention is concerned with providing an electrical system which can be contained within the mine and which is such that mere proximity to a tripwire is sufficient to explode the mine.

Descriptors :   *Aerial mines, *Trip wires, *Patents, Electromagnetic fields, Sensitivity, Electric bridges, Impedance bridges, Electric fields

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE