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Title: Detonator comprising a nonlinear transmission line

Abstract

Detonators are described herein. In a general embodiment, the detonator includes a nonlinear transmission line that has a variable capacitance. Capacitance of the nonlinear transmission line is a function of voltage on the nonlinear transmission line. The nonlinear transmission line receives a voltage pulse from a voltage source and compresses the voltage pulse to generate a trigger signal. Compressing the voltage pulse includes increasing amplitude of the voltage pulse and decreasing length of the voltage pulse in time. An igniter receives the trigger signal and detonates an explosive responsive to receipt of the trigger signal.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1166749
Patent Number(s):
8,922,973
Application Number:
14/010,157
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Aug 26
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION

Citation Formats

Elizondo-Decanini, Juan M. Detonator comprising a nonlinear transmission line. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Elizondo-Decanini, Juan M. Detonator comprising a nonlinear transmission line. United States.
Elizondo-Decanini, Juan M. Tue . "Detonator comprising a nonlinear transmission line". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1166749.
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Prospects of building capacitive nonlinear lines using ceramic PZT for high-frequency operation
conference, June 2012

  • Rossi, Jose O.; Neto, Lauro P. Silva; Yamasaki, Fernanda S.
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