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Title: The history of nuclear weapon safety devices

The paper presents the history of safety devices used in nuclear weapons from the early days of separables to the latest advancements in MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS). Although the paper focuses on devices, the principles of Enhanced Nuclear Detonation Safety implementation will also be presented.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
671923
Report Number(s):
SAND--98-1184C; CONF-980709--
ON: DE98005534; BR: YN0100000; TRN: AHC2DT07%%81
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 34. AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE joint propulsion conference, Cleveland, OH (United States), 13-15 Jul 1998; Other Information: PBD: Jun 1998
Research Org:
Sandia National Labs., Surety Components and Instrumentation Center, Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Financial Management and Controller, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; NUCLEAR WEAPONS; ENGINEERED SAFETY SYSTEMS; HISTORICAL ASPECTS; EQUIPMENT PROTECTION DEVICES; ACCIDENTS