Accession Number:

ADD018082

Title:

Electronic Primer Ignition System.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, filed 15 Nov 93, patented 14 May 96,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1996-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Ignition current is conducted by a firing circuit through a firing pin to a primer mixture retained by its cap within a cartridge case from which the cap is electrically separated by an insulator to effect primer ignition with reduced lock time by activation of a firing switch independently of the firing pin. Voltage for the firing circuit is derived from a battery, maintained in a charged condition by alternate voltage supply sources, arid stored at an ignition tiring level for a prolonged period of time to accommodate selective activation of the firing switch after the firing pin contacts the primer cap.

Subject Categories:

  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE