Accession Number : ADD006190

Title :   Flare Release System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Campbell,John M ; Stribley,Charles R ; Ewen,Douglas G ; Hise,Ronald D

Report Date : 15 May 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A flare release system in which a plurality of flares are sequentially launched from a submerged float. Launching apparatus for each flare comprises a compressed gas cylinder which is ruptured by a firing pin propelled by an electrically initiated squib. Compressed gas escaping from the cylinder powers an ejection piston to force a flare from the submerged float. An electric circuit distributing firing pulses to each flare launching mechanism according to a predetermined sequence. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Flares, *Release mechanisms, Launch tubes, Gas cylinders, Firing pins, Electric igniters, Ejectors(Ordnance), Firing circuits, Pulses

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Pyrotechnics
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE