Accession Number : ADD007211

Title :   Mine Firing Control System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Mounce,Whitman D ; Mann,Ralph W

Report Date : 29 Jan 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : In a mine firing control system of the character disclosed, the combination of a mine firing control circuit including a plurality of electron discharge devices each of which is adapted to be rendered conducting when the bias voltage thereon is elevated to a predetermined value, circuit means including a first normally conducting electron discharge device for applying said bias voltage to said plurality of electron discharge devices, circuit means including a second normally non-conducting electron discharge device adapted to render said first electron discharge device non-conducting as said second electron discharge device is rendered conducting, means controlled by said mine firing control circuit for rendering said second electron discharge device conducting as the control circuit operates, and means for operating the control circuit. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Naval mines, Firing circuits, Electric discharges

Subject Categories : Countermeasures
      Underwater Ordnance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE