Accession Number:

AD0261509

Title:

THE PREVENTION OF STRAY VOLTAGE IN ELECTRO-EXPLOSIVE CIRCUITS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE SPECIAL WEAPONS CENTER KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

A number of incidents have occurred involving the inadvertent actuation of electro-explosve devices, in various armament systems, by various sources of stray voltage. ome methods of circuit design and testing, which may be used to prevent such actuations are summarized. A number of steps which will contribute to the prevention of dangerous conditions caused by activation of an EED by stray voltage, are 1 prevent stray voltage from reaching the EED 2 mechanically lock the explosive system so that even if the EEDs are fired a dangerous condition cannot occur 3 decrease the response of the EEDs to stray voltage and 4 check the EED firing circuit for stray voltages.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE