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Title: Multiple switch actuator

Abstract

The present invention relates to switches and switch actuating devices to be operated for purposes of arming a bomb or other missile as it is dropped or released from an aircraft. The particular bomb or missile in which this invention is applied is one in which there is a plurality of circuits which are to be armed by the closing of switches upon dropping or releasing of the bomb. The operation of the switches to closed position is normally accomplished by means of a pull-out wire; that is, a wire which is withdrawn from the bomb or missile at the time of release of the bomb, one end of the wire being attached to the aircraft. The conditions to be met are that the arming switches must be positively and surely maintained in open position until the bomb is released and the arming action is effected. The action of the pull-out wire in achieving the arming action must be sure and positive with minimum danger of malfunctioning, jamming or binding.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Rosamond, CA
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
862439
Patent Number(s):
3931488
Application Number:
03/169,241
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01H - ELECTRIC SWITCHES
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F42 - AMMUNITION F42C - AMMUNITION FUZES
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
multiple; switch; actuator; relates; switches; actuating; devices; operated; purposes; arming; bomb; missile; dropped; released; aircraft; particular; applied; plurality; circuits; armed; closing; dropping; releasing; operation; closed; position; normally; accomplished; means; pull-out; wire; withdrawn; time; release; attached; conditions; positively; surely; maintained; action; effected; achieving; positive; minimum; danger; malfunctioning; jamming; binding; closed position; actuating device; /200/

Citation Formats

Beyer, Edward T. Multiple switch actuator. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Beyer, Edward T. Multiple switch actuator. United States.
Beyer, Edward T. Tue . "Multiple switch actuator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862439.
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