Accession Number:

AD0256949

Title:

DESIGN TECHNIQUES TO REDUCE THE HAZARD OF INADVERTENT FIRING IN ELECTROEXPLOSIVE DEVICES BY ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY

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NAVAL ORDNANCE TEST STATION CHINA LAKE CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Accidental firings of electroexplosive devices can result from electrical sources such as static discharges, sneak currents, and currents generated by thermoelectric action, galvanic action, and electromagnetic induction. Military propellants, explosives, and explosive devices use electrical initiation almost exclusively and hence are subject to inadvertent actuation by spurious electrical currents. It is incumbent upon deities and to incorporate into the designs of weapons and weapon systems measures for protection against such accidents. Methods devised or proposed for alleviation of electromagnetic hazards are discussed, and suggestions are made for the incorporation of preventive measures in the initial design of weapon systems. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE