Accession Number : ADD015369

Title :   Integrated and Mechanically Aided Warhead Arming Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 24 Jun 91, patented 26 May 92,

Corporate Author : COURTNEY AND CO PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s) : Frazer, Alson C

Report Date : 26 May 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : An integrated and mechanically, aided warhead afterbody, arming device for missiles using mechanical rotation of the missile to arm the warhead is disclosed. A self-contained electrical generation system provides electrical power for the proper arming of the warhead. Mechanical rotation energy is used to generate electrical power for warhead arming. Revolution counters and mechanical detents are used to prevent premature arming.

Descriptors :   *ARMING DEVICES, *WARHEADS, *PATENTS, *ELECTRIC POWER, AFTERBODIES, COUNTERS, DETENTS, ENERGY, POWER, ROTATION, SELF CONTAINED, ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION, ELECTROMECHANICAL DEVICES, SAFING AND ARMING(ORDNANCE), GUIDED MISSILE SAFETY

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE