ENGINEERING MANUAL FOR PROPELLANT ACTUATED DEVICES
FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA
The major purpose of this manual is to provide technical personnel of industries involved in design and provisions for emergency escape from extra- terrestrial vehicles with a convenient reference of basic design and performance characteristics of propellant actuated devices. The major consideration in the design, development and production of the devices described in this manual was to attain an optimum reliability design goal. Fundamental to the theory of reliability is the relationship between total and component reliabilities. On this basis, total reliability can be no greater than the least reliable component. To attain this goal, the devices listed in this manual undergo stringent quality control tests and analysis for the propellant, pyrotechnic and hardware components, and the complete loaded and assembled device is subjected to equally severe testing.