Accession Number : ADD002685
Title : Variable Energy Explosive Driver.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Greene,Gordon A
Report Date : 09 Mar 1976
Pagination or Media Count : 4
Abstract : The patent relates to an apparatus for providing a variable explosive energy source. The apparatus has an outer annular body with a wall containing a plurality of radial explosive chambers. A rotatable circular body positioned within the annular body and concentric with its axis allows 360 degree mechanical rotation to bring an explosive train in intimate contact with a desired number of the explosive chambers. A squib device located within the circular body is electrically actuated to ignite an explosive train causing detonation of a predetermined number of the explosive chambers which are in contact with the explosive train. The device can be used to provide energy to gas generators.
Descriptors : *Gas generator engines, Explosive charges, *Patents, Explosives initiators, Gas generating systems, Electric igniters, Cylinders
Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE