Accession Number:

AD0258532

Title:

SQUIB DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

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SCINTILLA DIV BENDIX CORP SIDNEY N Y

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Report Date:

1961-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Study was continued on a program to determine the feasibility of using a spark gap shunted with a semi-conducting material in an electro explosive device to render it immune to stray RF. Effort was concentrated on raising the dc current values that can be carried without either exploding the squib or significantly affecting its firing characteristics. This problem has been attacked in three ways 1 lower shunt resistance 2 more heat resistant binder in the molded squib bodies and 3 provision for better heat dissipation. Design is reported of a squib which possesses, in addition to the previously reported desirable characteristics, the ability to carry 6 amp dc indefinitely. This completes the parameters required and parts have been sent for RF testing and evaluation. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE