Patent Number: 8,820,244

Title: Activation unit for munitions-free decoy target

Abstract: An arc-based active body activation unit is provided. To this end, ignition of the active mass or flare is effected by means of arcing. The arc can be used immediately and is low-maintenance. For that purpose, electrode pairs are disposed around the ejector tube, at least one of which pairs serves the ignition of the arc(s). For that purpose, the electrode pairs are electronically connected via connecting lines to at least one control unit.

Inventors: Prelic; Nenad (Anger, DE), Eglauer; Heribert (Berchtesgaden, DE)

Assignee: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH

International Classification: F42B 5/15 (20060101); F42B 3/14 (20060101); F42C 19/12 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018