Accession Number : ADD014999

Title :   Launch Container for Multiple Stores.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 28 Sep 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Travor, Bruce W ; McEachern, James F

Report Date : 28 Sep 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : This invention comprises a multi-store, gas-fired launcher that fits into, and is electrically connected with, a transporting vehicle and that contains sequentially-stacked assemblies that generate sufficient gas force to discharge an individual store. An electrical pulse from the transporting vehicle cause a sequencer in the launcher to divert the charge to a burn resistor. At burn-out, a spring-activated striking arm punctures a C02 bottle which provides sufficient gas pressure to force the store out of the launcher.

Descriptors :   CONTAINERS, ELECTRIC CURRENT, GAS DISCHARGES, GASES, LAUNCHING, PRESSURE, PULSES

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE