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Title: Modular initiator with integrated optical diagnostic

Abstract

A slapper detonator which integrally incorporates an optical wavequide structure for determining whether there has been degradation of the explosive in the explosive device that is to be initiated by the detonator. Embodiments of this invention take advantage of the barrel-like character of a typical slapper detonator design. The barrel assembly, being in direct contact with the energetic material, incorporates an optical diagnostic device into the barrel assembly whereby one can monitor the state of the explosive material. Such monitoring can be beneficial because the chemical degradation of the explosive plays an important in achieving proper functioning of a detonator/initiator device.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Cedar Crest, NM
  2. Tijeras, NM
  3. Niceville, FL
  4. Arlington, MA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1018316
Patent Number(s):
7942097
Application Number:
12/397,705
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F42 - AMMUNITION F42B - EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, e.g. FOR BLASTING, FIREWORKS, AMMUNITION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE

Citation Formats

Alam, M Kathleen, Schmitt, Randal L, Welle, Eric J, and Madden, Sean P. Modular initiator with integrated optical diagnostic. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Alam, M Kathleen, Schmitt, Randal L, Welle, Eric J, & Madden, Sean P. Modular initiator with integrated optical diagnostic. United States.
Alam, M Kathleen, Schmitt, Randal L, Welle, Eric J, and Madden, Sean P. Tue . "Modular initiator with integrated optical diagnostic". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1018316.
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abstractNote = {A slapper detonator which integrally incorporates an optical wavequide structure for determining whether there has been degradation of the explosive in the explosive device that is to be initiated by the detonator. Embodiments of this invention take advantage of the barrel-like character of a typical slapper detonator design. The barrel assembly, being in direct contact with the energetic material, incorporates an optical diagnostic device into the barrel assembly whereby one can monitor the state of the explosive material. Such monitoring can be beneficial because the chemical degradation of the explosive plays an important in achieving proper functioning of a detonator/initiator device.},
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year = {2011},
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