Accession Number : ADD015921

Title :   Electrical Firing Circuit.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 12 Oct 70, Patented 8 Jun 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Peregrim, Frank

Report Date : 08 Jun 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A firing circuit for use in booby traps providing four different operational modes. A capacitor stores energy which is discharged through an electrical detonator upon the activation of a silicon controlled rectifier. The silicon controlled rectifier is activated by transistor circuitry in the event of supply voltage depletion or the physical parting of a break-wire by a target. It is also activated by a delay-timer for timed self-destruction and by circuitry responsive to vibrations in the firing circuit generated by the target.

Descriptors :   *FIRING CIRCUITS, *PATENTS, BOOBY TRAPS, CAPACITORS, DELAY, DEPLETION, DETONATORS, ENERGY, RECTIFIERS, SILICON CONTROLLED RECTIFIERS, SUPPLIES, TARGETS, TRANSISTORS, VIBRATION, VOLTAGE

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE