Accession Number : AD0465987


Title :   LOW IMPEDANCE HIGH ENERGY ELECTRICAL FUNCTION TEST OF GAS PRESSURE CARTRIDGE PART NUMBER PD60S0129-013 FOR TITAN II MISSILE.


Descriptive Note : Airmunitions test rept.,


Corporate Author : OGDEN AIR LOGISTICS CENTER HILL AFB UT


Personal Author(s) : Woods, Don F


Report Date : Jun 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 9


Abstract : This test was conducted to determine the effects of repeated applications of electrical energy from low impedance high energy sources applied between the shorted electrical contact pins and the grounded case of the gas pressure cartridge Part Number PD60S0129-013 used on the Titan Missile. Ten cartridges were tested. Electrical power was supplied from a freshly charged 32 volt 550 ampere hour battery. Electrical power was applied to each cartridge a total of 30 minutes consisting of three applications of 10 minutes duration, with a 15 minute waiting period between power application. No cartridge ignited during the test. The electrical bridge resistance and dielectric strength (pins to case) were measured before and after the application of the electrical energy. No significant changes occurred. The cartridge was destructively tested after completion of the application of the electrical energy. The cartridges performed within the expected current time limits predicted by the Franklin Institute Bruceton Analysis. Application of electrical energy from a low impedance high energy source had no measurable effect on the cartridges. (Author)


Descriptors :   *CARTRIDGES(PAD) , GUIDED MISSILE COMPONENTS , ELECTRICITY , ELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE , FIRING CIRCUITS , IGNITION LAG , ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE , DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES , SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES


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