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Title: Development of Fluorescence Quenching Optical Sensors for High Explosives Degradation Monitoring Final Report CRADA No. TSB-1453-97

Abstract

Sensors were needed to detect and monitor in real time the potential degradation of metastable organic materials such as high explosives (HE), one of the critical constituents of any explosive system (military or commercial). The HE containing initiators or detonators, which started the complete detonation process, also tended to be the most sensitive to adverse environmental conditions. Potentially detrimental degradation effects could result in timing shifts, premature detonations, or as complete system failures. To quantify these problems, LLNL developed and tested the feasibility of new long-term in situ fluorescent sensors that would be capable of detecting low levels of some of the degradation products such as NO, NO 2 and amines. The overall goal of this CRADA was to develop a better understanding of the modes of failure of detonators.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  2. Reynolds Industries Systems, Inc., San Ramon, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Reynolds Industries Systems, Inc., San Ramon, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1424626
Report Number(s):
LLNL-TR-744953
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Satcher, Joe H., and Varosh, Ron E.. Development of Fluorescence Quenching Optical Sensors for High Explosives Degradation Monitoring Final Report CRADA No. TSB-1453-97. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/1424626.
Satcher, Joe H., & Varosh, Ron E.. Development of Fluorescence Quenching Optical Sensors for High Explosives Degradation Monitoring Final Report CRADA No. TSB-1453-97. United States. doi:10.2172/1424626.
Satcher, Joe H., and Varosh, Ron E.. Tue . "Development of Fluorescence Quenching Optical Sensors for High Explosives Degradation Monitoring Final Report CRADA No. TSB-1453-97". United States. doi:10.2172/1424626. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1424626.
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author = {Satcher, Joe H. and Varosh, Ron E.},
abstractNote = {Sensors were needed to detect and monitor in real time the potential degradation of metastable organic materials such as high explosives (HE), one of the critical constituents of any explosive system (military or commercial). The HE containing initiators or detonators, which started the complete detonation process, also tended to be the most sensitive to adverse environmental conditions. Potentially detrimental degradation effects could result in timing shifts, premature detonations, or as complete system failures. To quantify these problems, LLNL developed and tested the feasibility of new long-term in situ fluorescent sensors that would be capable of detecting low levels of some of the degradation products such as NO, NO2 and amines. The overall goal of this CRADA was to develop a better understanding of the modes of failure of detonators.},
doi = {10.2172/1424626},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Aug 15 00:00:00 EDT 2000},
month = {Tue Aug 15 00:00:00 EDT 2000}
}

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