Accession Number : ADD017952

Title :   Electronic Primer Ignition System.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 2 May 95, patented 23 Jan 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Hesse, Philip W ; Goetz, Raymond ; Lenko, Daniel

Report Date : 23 Jan 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Ignition current is conducted by a firing circuit through a firing pin to a primer mixture retained by its cap within a cartridge case from which the cap is electrically separated by an insulator to effect primer ignition with reduced lock time by activation of a firing switch independently of the firing pin. Voltage for the firing circuit is derived from a battery, maintained in a charged condition by alternate voltage supply sources, and stored at an ignition firing level for a prolonged period of time to accommodate selective activation of the firing switch after the firing pin contacts the primer cap.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *ELECTRIC PRIMERS, QUICK REACTION, ACTIVATION, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, VOLTAGE, SWITCHES, HIGH RELIABILITY, FIRING CIRCUITS, FIRING PINS

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE