Patent Number: 7,762,191

Title: Energy harvesting power sources for accidental drop detection and differentiation from firing

Abstract: A method is provided for differentiating a non-firing event of a munition from a firing event. The method including: providing the munition with a power supply having a piezoelectric material for generating power from a vibration induced by the munition; monitoring an output from the power supply; calculating an impact pulse from the output; and determining whether the munition is to be fired based on the calculation.

Inventors: Rastegar; Jahangir S. (Stony Brook, NY), Pereira; Carlos M. (Tannersville, PA), Dratler; Richard (Montville, NJ)

Assignee: Omnitek Partners, LLC

International Classification: F42C 11/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/27/12018