Accession Number:

ADD008653

Title:

Light Actuated Electroexplosive Device.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-05-20

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

This application discloses a light actuated electroexplosive device wherein a pulsed light source of critical frequency activates a photovoltaic cell coupled through a tuned transformer to a full wave rectifier. A circuit comprising a storage capacitor, a trigger diode, and a squib is connected across the rectifier output terminals whereby when the capacitor has been charged to the breakdown voltage of the diode, the diode conducts detonating the squib.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE