Accession Number : ADD015018

Title :   Electrically Actuated Multiple Store Launcher.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 30 Oct 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Marshall, Frank ; Travor, Bruce W

Report Date : 30 Oct 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : This patent application discloses a multi-store, electrical pulse initiated launcher that fits into, and is electrically connected with, a transporting vehicle and that contains sequentially-stacked assemblies. An electrical pulse from the transporting vehicle causes the varying burn resistor with the least value to transfer the electric charge to a gas generating cartridge. The cartridge provides sufficient gas pressure to force the store out of the launcher.

Descriptors :   CARTRIDGES, ELECTRIC CHARGE, ELECTRIC CURRENT, GASES, PATENT APPLICATIONS, PRESSURE, PULSES, TRANSFER

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE