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Title: Diversionary device

Abstract

A diversionary device has a housing having at least one opening and containing a non-explosive propellant and a quantity of fine powder packed within the housing, with the powder being located between the propellant and the opening. When the propellant is activated, it has sufficient energy to propel the powder through the opening to produce a cloud of powder outside the housing. An igniter is also provided for igniting the cloud of powder to create a diversionary flash and bang, but at a low enough pressure to avoid injuring nearby people.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
873817
Patent Number(s):
6253680
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F42 - AMMUNITION F42B - EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, e.g. FOR BLASTING, FIREWORKS, AMMUNITION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
diversionary; device; housing; containing; non-explosive; propellant; quantity; fine; powder; packed; located; activated; sufficient; energy; propel; produce; cloud; outside; igniter; provided; igniting; create; flash; bang; pressure; avoid; injuring; nearby; people; sufficient energy; fine powder; diversionary device; /102/

Citation Formats

Grubelich, Mark C. Diversionary device. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Grubelich, Mark C. Diversionary device. United States.
Grubelich, Mark C. Mon . "Diversionary device". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873817.
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abstractNote = {A diversionary device has a housing having at least one opening and containing a non-explosive propellant and a quantity of fine powder packed within the housing, with the powder being located between the propellant and the opening. When the propellant is activated, it has sufficient energy to propel the powder through the opening to produce a cloud of powder outside the housing. An igniter is also provided for igniting the cloud of powder to create a diversionary flash and bang, but at a low enough pressure to avoid injuring nearby people.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2001},
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