skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Reverse slapper detonator

Abstract

A reverse slapper detonator (70), and methodology related thereto, are provided. The detonator (70) is adapted to be driven by a pulse of electric power from an external source (80). A conductor (20) is disposed along the top (14), side (18), and bottom (16) surfaces of a sheetlike insulator (12). Part of the conductor (20) comprises a bridge (28), and an aperture (30) is positioned within the conductor (20), with the bridge (28) and the aperture (30) located on opposite sides of the insulator (12). A barrel (40) and related explosive charge (50) are positioned adjacent to and in alignment with the aperture (30), and the bridge (28) is buttressed with a backing layer (60). When the electric power pulse vaporizes the bridge (28), a portion of the insulator (12) is propelled through the aperture (30) and barrel (40), and against the explosive charge (50), thereby detonating it.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Livermore, CA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
867402
Patent Number(s):
US 4928595
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
reverse; slapper; detonator; 70; methodology; related; thereto; provided; adapted; driven; pulse; electric; power; external; source; 80; conductor; 20; disposed; top; 14; 18; bottom; 16; surfaces; sheetlike; insulator; 12; comprises; bridge; 28; aperture; 30; positioned; located; opposite; barrel; 40; explosive; charge; 50; adjacent; alignment; buttressed; layer; 60; vaporizes; portion; propelled; detonating; power pulse; related thereto; slapper detonator; electric power; positioned adjacent; explosive charge; external source; reverse slapper; /102/

Citation Formats

Weingart, Richard C. Reverse slapper detonator. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Weingart, Richard C. Reverse slapper detonator. United States.
Weingart, Richard C. Mon . "Reverse slapper detonator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867402.
@article{osti_867402,
title = {Reverse slapper detonator},
author = {Weingart, Richard C.},
abstractNote = {A reverse slapper detonator (70), and methodology related thereto, are provided. The detonator (70) is adapted to be driven by a pulse of electric power from an external source (80). A conductor (20) is disposed along the top (14), side (18), and bottom (16) surfaces of a sheetlike insulator (12). Part of the conductor (20) comprises a bridge (28), and an aperture (30) is positioned within the conductor (20), with the bridge (28) and the aperture (30) located on opposite sides of the insulator (12). A barrel (40) and related explosive charge (50) are positioned adjacent to and in alignment with the aperture (30), and the bridge (28) is buttressed with a backing layer (60). When the electric power pulse vaporizes the bridge (28), a portion of the insulator (12) is propelled through the aperture (30) and barrel (40), and against the explosive charge (50), thereby detonating it.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {1}
}

Patent:

Save / Share: