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Title: Microwave ignition of energetic material housed within a gun

Abstract

The systems and methods for microwave ignition of energetic material housed within a gun (e.g., primers and/or propellants) allow for the use of insensitive energetic materials and/or insensitive gas-generating materials in place of sensitive energetic materials relied upon by mechanical ignition systems. In some embodiments, the use of insensitive energetic materials and/or insensitive gas-generating materials increase the safety and reliability of guns that would otherwise need to depend on sensitive energetic material required by mechanical or laser ignition mechanisms. Additionally, in some embodiments, the systems and methods provide greater versatility with respect to the variety of energetic materials that may be employed within guns.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1650857
Patent Number(s):
10641572
Application Number:
15/491,314
Assignee:
Triad National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F41 - WEAPONS F41A - FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS COMMON TO BOTH SMALLARMS AND ORDNANCE, e.g. CANNONS
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F42 - AMMUNITION F42B - EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, e.g. FOR BLASTING, FIREWORKS, AMMUNITION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 04/19/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Perry, William Lee, and Duque, Amanda Lynn. Microwave ignition of energetic material housed within a gun. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Perry, William Lee, & Duque, Amanda Lynn. Microwave ignition of energetic material housed within a gun. United States.
Perry, William Lee, and Duque, Amanda Lynn. Tue . "Microwave ignition of energetic material housed within a gun". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1650857.
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abstractNote = {The systems and methods for microwave ignition of energetic material housed within a gun (e.g., primers and/or propellants) allow for the use of insensitive energetic materials and/or insensitive gas-generating materials in place of sensitive energetic materials relied upon by mechanical ignition systems. In some embodiments, the use of insensitive energetic materials and/or insensitive gas-generating materials increase the safety and reliability of guns that would otherwise need to depend on sensitive energetic material required by mechanical or laser ignition mechanisms. Additionally, in some embodiments, the systems and methods provide greater versatility with respect to the variety of energetic materials that may be employed within guns.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2020},
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