Accession Number:

AD0768161

Title:

Response of Lead Azide to Spark Discharges Via a New Parallel-Plate Electrostatic Sensitivity Apparatus

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

The report describes a fixed-gap, spark discharge apparatus having parallel-plate electrodes, and instrumentation for measuring time-dependent spark characteristics. The response of lead azide RD 1333 to gaseous spark discharge as a function of the electrode geometry and of the properties of the discharge circuit was studied. A method for measuring the energy in the spark gap is described. A computer program was developed for reducing the data from the observed current and voltage waveforms to current, voltage, power and energy in the gap and for plotting these values as a function of time.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE