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