Accession Number : ADD008346

Title :   Thermal Battery Firing Mechanism.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Lienau,Jeffrey A ; Matthews,Gerald H

Report Date : 30 May 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Described is a thermal battery firing mechanism for a lightweight portable rocket launcher in which the thermal battery firing mechanism includes means for actuating a thermal battery for supplying an electrical pulse to a rocket carried in the launcher for ignition of the rocket motor. The means for actuating the thermal battery includes three safety type means which prevent accidental actuation of the firing button for the thermal battery. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Thermal batteries, *Firing mechanisms(Weapon), *Rocket launchers, *Portable equipment, Electric current, Pulses, Safety, Firing circuits

Subject Categories : Electrochemical Energy Storage
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE