Accession Number : AD0449348


Title :   EXPLODING BRIDGEWIRE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM TEST UNIT,


Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING LAB REDSTONE ARSENAL AL GUI DANCE AND CONTROL DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Holder, James Darryl


Report Date : 11 Sep 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 17


Abstract : The object of the test was to develop a method to field test the Exploding Bridgewire (EBW) System for proper functioning prior to use. Two basic designs were conceived and tested. The first design using a two element spark gap and a calibrated fuse link did not prove successful. The second method using a passive network and a three element spark gap was shown to be capable of yielding an adequate tst for EBW Systems. (Author)


Descriptors :   *EXPLODING WIRES , FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE) , VOLTAGE , DISCRIMINATORS , SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE