Accession Number : ADD007741

Title :   Electrically Energized Impact Detonated Projectile with Safety Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ambrosini,Leonard R ; Juliano,Joseph O ; Rarick,Charles H

Report Date : 04 Dec 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Projectiles exist with a stored electrical charge during flight and an electrically energized detonator which activates upon impact. Premature activation in flight, which can be caused by spurious voltage, is eliminated by the addition of a voltage threshold blocking device. Detonator activation will then occur, as intended, by the voltage released upon impact. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Arming devices, Impact fuzes, Electric detonators, Antimateriel ammunition, Projectiles, Safety equipment, Threshold effects, Schematic diagrams, Voltage regulation, Piezoelectric effect

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE