Accession Number : ADD014886

Title :   RF and DC Desensitized Electroexplosive Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 24 Jul 89, patented 6 Nov 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Baginski, Thomas A

Report Date : 06 Nov 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : An insensitive electroexplosive device to electrically ignite explosives is disclosed. This device is inherently immune to radio frequency (RF) radiation, and also provides protection against DC or very low frequency RF induced by arcing. A central feature is use of zeners and capacitors to form a reactively balanced bridge circuit. When constructed in semiconductor form as described the device is capable of incorporation in small caliber ordnance.

Descriptors :   AVALANCHE DIODES, CAPACITORS, CIRCUITS, DIRECT CURRENT, ELECTRIC BRIDGES, EXPLOSIVES, IMMUNITY, LOW FREQUENCY, ORDNANCE, RADIOFREQUENCY, VERY LOW FREQUENCY

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Electromagnetic Shielding

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE