Accession Number : ADD008210

Title :   Electrostatic Safe Electric Match.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Betts,Robert E

Report Date : 17 Dec 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A safe electroexplosive device such as an electric match is provided by covering the existing electric match with a coating that prevents electrostatic discharge penetration of the coatings. The coating may be either an inner insulator with a conductive outer layer or it may be just a conductive layer over the match. Use of the insulator coating allows an open-circuit terminal to remain once the device is initiated by its power source. Use of only the conductive coat requires the coat to have a resistance greater than the match bridgewire circuit resistance and leaves a low resistance path across the power source after the device has been fired. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Electric discharges, *Electric bridges, *Circuits, *Explosives, Layers, Penetration, External, Power supplies, Layers

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE