Patent Number: 6,167,809

Title: Ultra-miniature, monolithic, mechanical safety-and-arming (S&A) device for projected munitions

Abstract: An ultra-miniature, monolithic, mechanical safety and arming (S&A) device for projected munitions operates in accordance with a double interlock feature. Acceleration of the projected munition moves a delay slider into a final position, causing an arming slider and a safety interlock slider (in a first embodiment) or a command slider (in a second embodiment) to become partially disengaged. In the first embodiment, a command received by the safety interlock slider then moves it out of the way of the arming slider, thereby permitting the arming slider to move into its armed position. In the second embodiment, a command received by the command slider then moves it out of the way of the arming slider, thereby permitting the arming slider, under spring force, to move into its armed position.

Inventors: Robinson; Charles H. (Silver Spring, MD), Wood; Robert (Laurel, MD)

Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army

International Classification: F42C 15/00 (20060101); F42C 15/24 (20060101); F42C 15/26 (20060101); F42C 15/184 (20060101); F42C 015/26 (); F42C 015/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018