Accession Number:

AD0731206

Title:

Response of Atlas Type F Squibs to very Short Pulses.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The report presents results of tests to determine the voltage required for very short pulses to fire the squibs used in certain types of explosive switches. Pulses of 40 and 500 nanoseconds indicate that the firing energy is approximately constant and the firing voltage is related to the bridgewire resistance. It is also shown that pulses below the firing level affect both the bridgewire resistance and the squib sensitivity. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Surface-Launched Guided Missiles
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE