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Title: Selectable fragmentation warhead

Abstract

A selectable fragmentation warhead capable of producing a predetermined number of fragments from a metal plate, and accelerating the fragments toward a target. A first explosive located adjacent to the plate is detonated at selected number of points by laser-driven slapper detonators. In one embodiment, a smoother-disk and a second explosive, located adjacent to the first explosive, serve to increase acceleration of the fragments toward a target. The ability to produce a selected number of fragments allows for effective destruction of a chosen target.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
  2. Santa Fe, NM
  3. Espanola, NM
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
868866
Patent Number(s):
US 5229542
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
selectable; fragmentation; warhead; capable; producing; predetermined; fragments; metal; plate; accelerating; target; explosive; located; adjacent; detonated; selected; laser-driven; slapper; detonators; embodiment; smoother-disk; serve; increase; acceleration; ability; produce; allows; effective; destruction; chosen; metal plate; slapper detonator; located adjacent; selectable fragmentation; fragmentation warhead; /102/

Citation Formats

Bryan, Courtney S, Paisley, Dennis L, Montoya, Nelson I, and Stahl, David B. Selectable fragmentation warhead. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Bryan, Courtney S, Paisley, Dennis L, Montoya, Nelson I, & Stahl, David B. Selectable fragmentation warhead. United States.
Bryan, Courtney S, Paisley, Dennis L, Montoya, Nelson I, and Stahl, David B. Fri . "Selectable fragmentation warhead". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868866.
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place = {United States},
year = {1993},
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