Patent Number: 6,332,402

Title: Ammunition cartridge with electric propellant ignition

Abstract: An ammunition cartridge with electric propellant ignition includes a case having a rearward end closed by a case bottom and a front end; a propellant powder charge contained in the case; a high-voltage electrode disposed at the case bottom and having an end situated within the case; at least three tubes composed of propellant powder and extending from the electrode end toward the front end of the case through the propellant powder charge; an electric conductor extending in each tube and having opposite first and second ends; and an electric contact arrangement situated within the case in the front end thereof. The electric contact arrangement is electrically connected to the second end of the conductors and has externally exposed contact locations connectable to an electrically conducting component externally of the case. The first end of each electric conductor is electrically connected to the electrode.

Inventors: Weise; Thomas (Unterluss, DE), Haak; Hans Karl (Unterluss, DE)

Assignee: TZN Forschungs--und Entwicklungszentrum Unterluss GmbH

International Classification: F42C 19/08 (20060101); F42C 19/00 (20060101); F42B 5/00 (20060101); F42B 5/08 (20060101); F42B 005/08 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018