Accession Number : ADD008441

Title :   Booster for Missile Fuze.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Yates,Patrick A ; McInnis,Patrick M

Report Date : 30 Mar 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The invention pertains to a booster configuration which has enhanced safety properties and a housing which has a high mechanical strength while retaining a low thermal strength to permit venting during cook-off. The invention employs a metallic housing surrounding the booster charge with the conventional metallic end plate to cooperate with the fuzing detonation device and a large area of thermally melting plastic which is relieved through apertures in a surrounding protective metallic housing. Thus the booster may be subjected a higher degree of rough handling than its all plastic counterparts. Furthermore, the booster of the present invention may be easily assembled and disassembled to alter its type and renew its components as service may require.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Guided missile fuzes, *Boosters(Explosives), Detonators, Cook off, Melting, Venting, Apertures, Thermal properties, Plastics, Protective coverings, Metals, Guided missile safety

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE