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Title: Detonation control

Abstract

Detonation control modules and detonation control circuits are provided herein. A trigger input signal can cause a detonation control module to trigger a detonator. A detonation control module can include a timing circuit, a light-producing diode such as a laser diode, an optically triggered diode, and a high-voltage capacitor. The trigger input signal can activate the timing circuit. The timing circuit can control activation of the light-producing diode. Activation of the light-producing diode illuminates and activates the optically triggered diode. The optically triggered diode can be coupled between the high-voltage capacitor and the detonator. Activation of the optically triggered diode causes a power pulse to be released from the high-voltage capacitor that triggers the detonator.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1576439
Patent Number(s):
10436005
Application Number:
15/279,910
Assignee:
Triad National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C06 - EXPLOSIVES C06B - EXPLOSIVES OR THERMIC COMPOSITIONS
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E21 - EARTH DRILLING E21B - EARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Sep 29
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; 03 NATURAL GAS; 04 OIL SHALES AND TAR SANDS; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE

Citation Formats

Mace, Jonathan L., Seitz, Gerald J., and Bronisz, Lawrence E. Detonation control. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Mace, Jonathan L., Seitz, Gerald J., & Bronisz, Lawrence E. Detonation control. United States.
Mace, Jonathan L., Seitz, Gerald J., and Bronisz, Lawrence E. Tue . "Detonation control". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1576439.
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