Accession Number : AD0128835


Title :   ELECTRICAL PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MK 57 MOD 1 DETONATOR


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD WHITE OAK United States


Personal Author(s) : BERNSTEIN, BERNARD


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/128835.pdf


Report Date : 08 Nov 1954


Pagination or Media Count : 20


Abstract : Comprehensive testing of the firing characteristics of the Detonator Mk 57 Mod 1 yielded the following results: (1). With a constant current source, the detonator will fire on a minimum potential of about 3 volts. (2). The constant current firing requirement is about 150 to 250 milli-amperes for 0 and 100% firing respectively. (3) When fired by a condenser charged to 27.6 volts, the 50% firing energy was 14,242 ergs, while the average firing time was 22.5 microseconds. Lower voltages require higher energies and longer firing times.


Descriptors :   ELECTRIC DETONATORS , TESTS


Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE