Accession Number : ADD015991

Title :   Safe and Arm Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 12 Nov 92, patented 5 Oct 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Cooksey, George E

Report Date : 05 Oct 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A safe and arm device has a cylindrical body from which a plurality of explosive leads diverge from a rotor movable through an arming angle to electrically and mechanically arm a plurality of detonators and has a rotary solenoid with a shaft oscillating a predetermined number of times when the device is to assume and armed condition. The device has an axle extending alongside the shaft, and a setback weight is mounted oil and helically coupled to the axle to motivate the axle through an angle actuating the rotor through the arming angle. The shaft bears an arcuate pawl having recesses, and the axle bears an arcuate cam having recesses juxtapositioned to the paw. Latch balls are mounted in the body between the paw and cam for movement partially into and from the recesses.

Descriptors :   *SAFING AND ARMING(ORDNANCE), *PATENTS, ANGLES, BODIES, CAMS, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, DETONATORS, EXPLOSIVES, LATCHES, NUMBERS, OILS, ROTORS, SOLENOIDS, WEIGHT

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE