Patent Number: 7,762,192

Title: Energy harvesting power sources for validating firing; determining the beginning of the free flight and validating booster firing and duration

Abstract: A method is provided for validating a firing of a munition and duration of firing of the munition. 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 one or more of whether the munition has been fired and the duration of firing 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