Accession Number:

AD0600944

Title:

DEVELOPMENT OF RF-PROTECTED ELECTRO-EXPLOSIVE DEVICES

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.

Corporate Author:

PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER NJ AMMUNITION DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

An investigation was conducted to alleviate the possibility of premature initiation or change in reliability of an electro explosive device EED due to radio frequency RF energy. This was accomplished by substituting a plug composed of RF absorbing material in place of the usual plastic sealing plug through which the lead wires enter the EED. To date, the T24E1, M36A1, XM66E2, T77, T77 conductive mix, M51 Detonators, the M2 Squib, the M6 Blasting Cap and the MK2 MOD 0, MK7 MOD 0 Ignition Elements have been provided with the phosphatized powdered iron attenuating plugs.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE