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Title: Optically triggered fire set/detonator system

Abstract

The present invention is directed to a system having a plurality of capacitor discharge units (CDUs) that includes electrical bridge type detonators operatively coupled to respective explosives. A pulse charging circuit is adapted to provide a voltage for each respective capacitor in each CDU. Such capacitors are discharged through the electrical bridge type detonators upon receiving an optical signal to detonate respective operatively coupled explosives at substantially the same time.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
The Regents of the University of California, Oakland, CA (United States); Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176151
Patent Number(s):
7,191,706
Application Number:
10/676,704
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Chase, Jay B., Pincosy, Philip A., Chato, Donna M., Kirbie, Hugh, and James, Glen F.. Optically triggered fire set/detonator system. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Chase, Jay B., Pincosy, Philip A., Chato, Donna M., Kirbie, Hugh, & James, Glen F.. Optically triggered fire set/detonator system. United States.
Chase, Jay B., Pincosy, Philip A., Chato, Donna M., Kirbie, Hugh, and James, Glen F.. Tue . "Optically triggered fire set/detonator system". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176151.
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