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