Accession Number : ADD012471

Title :   Electromechanical Switch.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Antonuzzi,Anthony P ; Carignan,Donald J

Report Date : 17 Jun 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A hardened electromechanical switch is disclosed. When appropriate electrical contacts and pick-offs are aligned, four switches close. The possible number of switch combinations selectable are 4095 based upon a base eight counting system. The switch has a counter section and a memory section. The counter section uses an odometer like device based upon octal. Each counter wheel of the counter section has an electrical pick-off that interacts with the memory section. In the memory section, a plurality of octal numbers, four, are entered into and locked thereon such that each counter set disk, four, therein has one octal number thereon. Electrical contacts are placed on the counter set disks of the memory section and these touch the pick-offs of the counter wheels which will simultaneously close on the four contacts of the counter set disk in only one of the 4095 combinations noted above.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *MEMORY DEVICES, COUNTING METHODS, ELECTRIC CONTACTS, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, ELECTROMECHANICAL DEVICES, HARDENING, NUMBERS, OCTAL CODING, SWITCHES

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE