Accession Number : ADD006138

Title :   Pyrotechnic Separation Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Hardesty,Thomas K C

Report Date : 19 Jun 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The patent concerns a combination gas generator and pyrotechnic separation device which causes a separation of elements safely, quietly, quickly, and without the production of loose parts or release of combustion gases to the ambient environment. A tubular tensile element houses a quantity of pyrotechnic material which, when ignited, burns, fuses or melts a tensile element allowing the separable elements to break apart. High pressure gases generated by the combustion of the pyrotechnic material aids in separating the separable elements.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Separation, *Pyrotechnics, *Gas generating systems, Connectors, Ordnance, Explosive bolts, Quick reaction, Safety, Low noise

Subject Categories : Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE