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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. 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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Livermore, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
869106
Patent Number(s):
5275106
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
insensitive; fuze; train; explosives; generic; initiate; pbxw-124; slapper; foil; sub-gram; quantities; explosive; hns-iv; petn; amount; drives; larger; metal; booster; charge; uf-tatb; initiates; lx-17; insensitive explosive; larger metal; sensitive explosive; fuze train; insensitive fuze; /102/

Citation Formats

Cutting, Jack L, Lee, Ronald S, and Von Holle, William G. Insensitive fuze train for high explosives. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Cutting, Jack L, Lee, Ronald S, & Von Holle, William G. Insensitive fuze train for high explosives. United States.
Cutting, Jack L, Lee, Ronald S, and Von Holle, William G. Sat . "Insensitive fuze train for high explosives". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869106.
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abstractNote = {A generic insensitive fuze train to initiate insensitive high explosives, such as PBXW-124. 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.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {1}
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