Accession Number:

AD0266454

Title:

STUDY AND TESTING OF RADIO FREQUENCY INSENSITIVE ELECTROEXPLOSIVE MATCHES (SQUIBS)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 2 May 60-30 Sep 61

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN MACHINE AND FOUNDRY CO ALEXANDRIA VA ALEXANDRIA DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

253.0

Abstract:

In this study, the USAF is endeavoring to reduce significantly the hazards associated with the inadvertent initiation of electroexplosive devices by electromagnetic fields. A small attenuator or filter with high insertion loss andor mismatch characteristics, preferably integral with the electroexplosive device, is considered to be the device which would best satisfy the existing and projected needs and objectives of the Air Force. High- dielectric constant capacitance units used as a shunt across squib bridgewires are thoroughly investigated over a frequency range of approximately 100 kc to 10,500 mc. The results of laboratory work and theoretical considerations are suitably reported. The feasibility of employing such units is considered to be reasonably good. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE