CHARACTERIZATION OF SQUIB MK 1 MOD 0: 5 MEGACYCLE RF BURST SENSITIVITY
NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
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The response of the Squib Mk 1 to energy supplied as a constant current RMS pulse at 5 mc was measured. The response was compared to the results obtained with dc constant current pulses. The results obtained were consistent with the theoretical heating-cooling model of the squib. Within experimental error the same response was obtained for both the dc and 5mc cases if the RMS value of the current was used in place of the dc current value. This result is exactly as predicted by the electrothermal equations previously developed for describing the response of wire bridge electro-explosive devices.
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