Accession Number : ADD018082

Title :   Electronic Primer Ignition System.

Descriptive Note : Patent, filed 15 Nov 93, patented 14 May 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

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

Report Date : May 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 4

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, arid stored at an ignition tiring 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, *FIRING CIRCUITS, *IGNITION CIRCUITS, *FIRING PINS, SOURCES, ACTIVATION, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, VOLTAGE, MIXTURES, TIME, PRIMERS, IGNITION, SUPPLIES, SWITCHES, CARTRIDGE CASES

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE