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Deflagration-to-detonation characteristics of a laser exploding bridge detonator
Author(s): E. J. Welle; K. J. Fleming; S. K. Marley
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Paper Abstract

Evaluation of laser initiated explosive trains has been an area of extreme interest due to the safety benefits of these systems relative to traditional electro-explosive devices. A particularly important difference is these devices are inherently less electro-static discharge (ESD) sensitive relative to traditional explosive devices due to the isolation of electrical power and associated materials from the explosive interface. This paper will report work conducted at Sandia National Laboratories' Explosive Components Facility, which evaluated the initiation and deflagration-to-detonation characteristics of a Laser Driven Exploding Bridgewire detonator. This paper will report and discuss characteristics of Laser Exploding Bridgewire devices loaded with hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane (CL-20) and tetraammine-cis-bis-(5-nitro-2H-tetrazolato-N2) cobalt (III) perchlorate (BNCP).

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6287, Optical Technologies for Arming, Safing, Fuzing, and Firing II, 62870A (1 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.678594
Show Author Affiliations
E. J. Welle, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
K. J. Fleming, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
S. K. Marley, Sandia National Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6287:
Optical Technologies for Arming, Safing, Fuzing, and Firing II
William J. Thomes; Fred M. Dickey, Editor(s)

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