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Title: Insensitive fuze train for high explosives

Abstract

A generic insensitive fuze train to initiate insensitive high explosives, such as PBXW-124 is described. The insensitive fuze train uses a slapper foil to initiate sub-gram quantities of an explosive, such as HNS-IV or PETN. This small amount of explosive drives a larger metal slapper onto a booster charge of an insensitive explosive, such as UF-TATB. The booster charge initiates a larger charge of an explosive, such as LX-17, which in turn, initiates the insensitive high explosive, such as PBXW-124. 3 figures.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5246802
Patent Number(s):
5275106 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 8-023167
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC () PTO; EDB-94-065193
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 19 Feb 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; CHEMICAL EXPLOSIVES; FUSES; DESIGN; EXPLOSIONS; FOILS; DETONATORS; EXPLOSIVES; 450100* - Military Technology, Weaponry, & National Defense- Chemical Explosions & Explosives

Citation Formats

Cutting, J.L., Lee, R.S., and Von Holle, W.G. Insensitive fuze train for high explosives. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Cutting, J.L., Lee, R.S., & Von Holle, W.G. Insensitive fuze train for high explosives. United States.
Cutting, J.L., Lee, R.S., and Von Holle, W.G. Tue . "Insensitive fuze train for high explosives". United States.
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abstractNote = {A generic insensitive fuze train to initiate insensitive high explosives, such as PBXW-124 is described. The insensitive fuze train uses a slapper foil to initiate sub-gram quantities of an explosive, such as HNS-IV or PETN. This small amount of explosive drives a larger metal slapper onto a booster charge of an insensitive explosive, such as UF-TATB. The booster charge initiates a larger charge of an explosive, such as LX-17, which in turn, initiates the insensitive high explosive, such as PBXW-124. 3 figures.},
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