Design of a Percussion and Electric Primer Gun Firing Power Supply
ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has designed and built a new power supply to fire laboratory guns in support of armor research. The new power supply is specifically designed to drive a solenoid into a percussion primer or ignite the M52A3B1 electric primer. To reduce power requirements, it uses charged capacitor banks to drive the solenoid or ignite the primer. This report details the design and construction of the power supplies.
- Electric Power Production and Distribution
- Ammunition and Explosives