Accession Number : ADD017373

Title :   Explosive Simulator.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 21 Jun 93, patented 4 Oct 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kissel, Robert P ; Johnson, Eric P ; Gehl, Alan L

Report Date : 04 Oct 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A device is provided which safely simulates the loud noise and bright flash of light of an explosion. This device consists of an ordnance case which encloses a battery, circuit board, a bridge head, and a shock tube dusted with aluminum and an explosive. The electronic control module provides a time delay between initial activation of the device and the time when the device is ready to create a shock wave. Further, this electronic control module provides a central control for the electronics in the simulator. The charging circuit board uses the battery to charge a capacitor. Passing the voltage stored in the capacitor through the wires of the bridge head causes the explosive and the aluminuin in the shock tube to react. This reaction produces a loud noise and bright white flash of light which simulates an explosion.

Descriptors :   *SIMULATORS, *EXPLOSIVES, *PATENTS, CONTROL, ELECTRONICS, TIME INTERVALS, ACTIVATION, SHOCK WAVES, LIGHT, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, EXPLOSIONS, BRIGHTNESS, ALUMINUM, MODULES(ELECTRONICS), DELAY, MILITARY TRAINING, NOISE, CIRCUIT BOARDS, CENTRALIZED, ORDNANCE, LAW ENFORCEMENT, BRIDGES, SHOCK TUBES, FLASHES, RIOT CONTROL, LOUDNESS

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE