Accession Number:

ADD002685

Title:

Variable Energy Explosive Driver.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-09

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The patent relates to an apparatus for providing a variable explosive energy source. The apparatus has an outer annular body with a wall containing a plurality of radial explosive chambers. A rotatable circular body positioned within the annular body and concentric with its axis allows 360 degree mechanical rotation to bring an explosive train in intimate contact with a desired number of the explosive chambers. A squib device located within the circular body is electrically actuated to ignite an explosive train causing detonation of a predetermined number of the explosive chambers which are in contact with the explosive train. The device can be used to provide energy to gas generators.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE