Accession Number : ADD002937

Title :   Ramp Current Apparatus and Method of Sensitivity Testing.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Dreitzler,David R ; Moore,Charles R

Report Date : 13 Jan 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent relates to a ramp current method of sensitivity testing which allows a dynamic record to be obtained of the current, voltage, and energy, as well as resistance and instantaneous power necessary to fire electroexplosive devices. This method is most valuable in that useful information is gained from each firing and thus only minimum sampling is utilized. The ramp method also allows a defective item to be detected rather than recorded as a less sensitive device and therefore as an erroneous data point, contributing to more accurate firing data.

Descriptors :   *Test equipment, *Patents, Electric fuzes(Ordnance), Sensitivity

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE