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Title: Explosive laser light initiation of propellants

Abstract

A improved initiator for artillery shell using an explosively generated laser light to uniformly initiate the propellent. A small quantity of a high explosive, when detonated, creates a high pressure and temperature, causing the surrounding noble gas to fluoresce. This fluorescence is directed into a lasing material, which lases, and directs laser light into a cavity in the propellant, uniformly initiating the propellant.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6252121
Patent Number(s):
5212339 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-858457
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 27 Mar 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; WEAPONS; DESIGN; AMMUNITION; CHEMICAL EXPLOSIVES; DETONATIONS; FLUORESCENCE; LASER RADIATION; MILITARY EQUIPMENT; PROPELLANTS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; EQUIPMENT; EXPLOSIVES; LUMINESCENCE; RADIATIONS; 450000* - Military Technology, Weaponry, & National Defense

Citation Formats

Piltch, M S. Explosive laser light initiation of propellants. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Piltch, M S. Explosive laser light initiation of propellants. United States.
Piltch, M S. Tue . "Explosive laser light initiation of propellants". United States.
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