MEMSBased Safe Arm And Fire Device(SAM)

Paper Topic :

Control and Automation

Author Name :

Lalit Rawat

Abstract :

Safe Arm and Firing (SAF) is basically a device which keeps the detonator safe, arm it and initiate one primary explosive necessary for initiating the secondary explosive. Previously in SAF only mechanical switches were used for the arming and safety purpose. The mechanical arms were large in size and also not safe and reliable. So to overcome these limitations this paper proposes a safe arm and fire device (SAF) that could constitute a real breakthrough for safe miniature fusing device. Thus this design presents, fabrication and characterization of new micro elctromechanical switch(MEMS) based SAF architecture, integrating initiator, electrical and mechanical protections which is based on micro pyrotechnical actuation.

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