Accession Number : ADD007561

Title :   Improved Booster.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Miguel,Anthony Sa

Report Date : 03 Jul 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This invention provides a modification of the aforementioned Phoenix booster having improved safety characteristics in that the aforementioned plastic cup has been removed to allow the aluminum cup to fully assume the function of a rupturable diaphragm. The use of the aluminum cup as a rupturable diaphragm improves the safety characteristics of the booster in that, if flames do come into close proximity to the booster, the likelihood that the booster charge will cook-off rather than explode is increased. The booster of this invention consists of a housing, an explosive booster charge within the housing and an aluminum cup holding the explosive charge in place. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Boosters(Explosives), *Explosive charges, Safety, Flames, Housings, Diaphragms(Mechanics)

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE