Accession Number : ADD009376

Title :   Armament Shorting Arrangement.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Whittaker,Wolden B

Report Date : 22 Feb 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : This invention relates to a prepackaged rocket round having an armament safety shorting feature, and it is adapted to be launched from a rocket launcher having a tube with features complimentary to and cooperating with the safety feature of the round. The rocket round is prepackaged in an environmental sealed and electromagnetically shielded container which is provided with armament shorting means to minimize inadvertent ignition of the rocket motor by stray electromagnetic radiation. The launch tube is adapted to receive the prepackaged round for launching, and, in the process, inactives its armament shorting feature and provides electrical power thereto for selectively energizing the rocket motor ignition circuitry for initiating launch.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Rocket launchers, Launch tubes, Packaging, Hermetic seals, Electromagnetic interference, Rocket igniters, Rocket engines, Handling

Subject Categories : Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE