Accession Number : ADD008358

Title :   Capacitive Discharge Firing Mechanism.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Lienau,Jeffrey A

Report Date : 20 Jun 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A capacitive discharge firing mechanism for a lightweight portable rocket launcher in which the capacitive discharge firing mechanism includes means for interconnecting electrical circuits for supplying an electrical pulse to a rocket carried in the launcher for ignition of the rocket motor. The means for interconnecting electrical circuits includes three safety type means which prevent accidental actuation of the firing button for the electrical circuit. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Firing circuits, Rocket igniters, Circuit interconnections, Safety, Rocket launchers, Lightweight, Firing mechanisms(Weapon), Capacitance, Electric discharges, Electric batteries, Printed circuits

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems
      Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE