Patent Number: 6,332,400

Title: Initiating device for use with telemetry systems

Abstract: A substitute solid state device for safely initiating a sustainer motor is provided. The substitute device replaces a mechanism that is integral to a warhead. The substitute device interfaces to a telemetry package and is suitable for insertion into small housings. A specific embodiment is a substitute interface to a telemetry system incorporating a circuit for firing a sustainer motor of a small missile or rocket. The substitute interface replaces the interface and firing circuit associated with the warhead in a missile of 2.75-inch diameter, such as the STINGER missile.

Inventors: Meyer; Steven J. (Ridgecrest, CA)

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

International Classification: F42C 15/40 (20060101); F42C 15/00 (20060101); F42C 015/40 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018