Accession Number : ADD013317

Title :   Underwater Launched Parachute Flare.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 31 Jul 80, patented 22 Jun 82,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Beatty, Bobby D ; Daniel, Russell D ; Humerickhouse, Billy J ; Williams, Richard

Report Date : 22 Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A signaling device to be launched underwater having a fuze body, a time delay element, an ejection charge and at least one carrier having a pyrotechnic composition attached to a parachute . The battery is sealed from sea water until a valve opens to permit entry of water into the fuze body. An electronic deplay module is electrically connected between the sea water battery and squib to delay detonation of the ejection charge until the signaling device has assumed a stable vertical position at the water surface. Pyrotechnic signals are used to indicate the presence of a submerged submarine to a surface ship. A smoke device provides a better signal at night. In order to eliminate the need for having two types of signals, frequently a signaling device is made that contains both a smoke charge and a flare charge.

Descriptors :   *PARACHUTE FLARES, DELAY, DELAY ELEMENTS(EXPLOSIVE), DETONATIONS, ELECTRIC IGNITERS, ELECTRIC PRIMERS, FUZES(ORDNANCE), LAUNCHING, NIGHT, OCEAN SURFACE, PARACHUTES, PATENTS, POSITION(LOCATION), PYROTECHNICS, SEA WATER, SEA WATER BATTERIES, SIGNALS, STABILITY, SUBMARINES, SURFACES, TIME INTERVALS, UNDERWATER, VERTICAL ORIENTATION, WATER, UNDERWATER EQUIPMENT, SUBMARINE EQUIPMENT, FLOATING BODIES

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE