Accession Number : ADD008653

Title :   Light Actuated Electroexplosive Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Rosenthal,Louis A

Report Date : 20 May 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : This application discloses a light actuated electroexplosive device wherein a pulsed light source of critical frequency activates a photovoltaic cell coupled through a tuned transformer to a full wave rectifier. A circuit comprising a storage capacitor, a trigger diode, and a squib is connected across the rectifier output terminals whereby when the capacitor has been charged to the breakdown voltage of the diode, the diode conducts detonating the squib.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Explosive actuators, Arming devices, Light pulses, Light sources

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE