Accession Number : ADD007196

Title :   Mine Firing System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Keithley,Joseph F ; Sands,Matthew L

Report Date : 29 Jan 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : In a submarine mine, a normally open mine firing circuit, a timing device operable in unit cycles and having means for closing said firing circuit partially during a cycle of operations thereof, and pressure and magnetic responsive means each of which is adapted to either initiate a cycle of operations of said timing device or to complete said firing circuit during a cycle of operations of the timing device selectively in accordance with the sequence of response of said pressure and magnetic means are disclosed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Underwater mines, *Firing circuits, *Pressure mines, Mine fuzes, Arming devices, Timing devices, Firing mechanisms(Ammunition), Magnetic mines, Dual mode, Hydraulic equipment

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Underwater Ordnance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE