Accession Number : ADD003825

Title :   Timed Missile Flight Termination System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Franz,David Bruce

Report Date : 15 Feb 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A pressure activated, timed missile flight termination system for destroying a test missile after a predetermined period of flight to shorten its hazard space so that it can be used on firing ranges having a minimum amount of area. A delayed destruct sequence is initiated by pressure in the missile combustion chamber upon ignition of the missile. A pressure driven piston is compressed by the pressure created in the combustion chamber, causing it to strike a primer which initiates a delay fuse, a detonator, and a linear-shaped charge to destroy the missile. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Guided missiles, *Self destruct devices, *Timing devices, Pressure, Activation, Flight testing, Abort, Ranges(Facilities), Delay elements(Explosive), Combustion chambers, Detonators, Shaped charges

Subject Categories : Surface-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE