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