Accession Number:

ADA127528

Title:

Pyrotechnic Switch

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

A pyrotechnic switch which is non-conducting before actuation and fully conducting after actuation has been developed. The switch utilizes the principle that a pyrotechnic composition containing oxides and a fuel has a very high electrical resistance prior to ignition. However, after ignition the oxide is converted to a low resistance metal slag which makes contact between two points in a switch. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE