Accession Number:

ADD015119

Title:

Launching Projectiles with Hydrogen Gas Generated from Aluminum Fuel Powder/Water Reactions.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,Filed 6 Aug 90, patented 1 Oct 91,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

A method of propelling a projectile from a device by applying a high power pulse of electrical current to a thin metal conductor wire causing the wire to explode and disperse hot spots of molten metal throughout an aluminum fuel powderwater mixture which reacts to generate hydrogen gas at high pressure in a chamber. The hydrogen gas is used to push the projectile from the device. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE