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