Accession Number : ADA607546


Title :   Design of a Percussion and Electric Primer Gun Firing Power Supply


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD


Personal Author(s) : Bartkowski, Peter T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a607546.pdf


Report Date : Jul 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 30


Abstract : The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has designed and built a new power supply to fire laboratory guns in support of armor research. The new power supply is specifically designed to drive a solenoid into a percussion primer or ignite the M52A3B1 electric primer. To reduce power requirements, it uses charged capacitor banks to drive the solenoid or ignite the primer. This report details the design and construction of the power supplies.


Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC PRIMERS , *GUNS , *POWER SUPPLIES , CAPACITORS , CONSTRUCTION


Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Ammunition and Explosives


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE