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Title: Passive blast pressure sensor

Abstract

A passive blast pressure sensor for detecting blast overpressures of at least a predetermined minimum threshold pressure. The blast pressure sensor includes a piston-cylinder arrangement with one end of the piston having a detection surface exposed to a blast event monitored medium through one end of the cylinder and the other end of the piston having a striker surface positioned to impact a contact stress sensitive film that is positioned against a strike surface of a rigid body, such as a backing plate. The contact stress sensitive film is of a type which changes color in response to at least a predetermined minimum contact stress which is defined as a product of the predetermined minimum threshold pressure and an amplification factor of the piston. In this manner, a color change in the film arising from impact of the piston accelerated by a blast event provides visual indication that a blast overpressure encountered from the blast event was not less than the predetermined minimum threshold pressure.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
LLNL (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1083040
Patent Number(s):
8,397,551
Application Number:
12/770,983
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

King, Michael J., Sanchez, Roberto J., and Moss, William C.. Passive blast pressure sensor. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
King, Michael J., Sanchez, Roberto J., & Moss, William C.. Passive blast pressure sensor. United States.
King, Michael J., Sanchez, Roberto J., and Moss, William C.. Tue . "Passive blast pressure sensor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1083040.
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title = {Passive blast pressure sensor},
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abstractNote = {A passive blast pressure sensor for detecting blast overpressures of at least a predetermined minimum threshold pressure. The blast pressure sensor includes a piston-cylinder arrangement with one end of the piston having a detection surface exposed to a blast event monitored medium through one end of the cylinder and the other end of the piston having a striker surface positioned to impact a contact stress sensitive film that is positioned against a strike surface of a rigid body, such as a backing plate. The contact stress sensitive film is of a type which changes color in response to at least a predetermined minimum contact stress which is defined as a product of the predetermined minimum threshold pressure and an amplification factor of the piston. In this manner, a color change in the film arising from impact of the piston accelerated by a blast event provides visual indication that a blast overpressure encountered from the blast event was not less than the predetermined minimum threshold pressure.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Mar 19 00:00:00 EDT 2013},
month = {Tue Mar 19 00:00:00 EDT 2013}
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