Accession Number : ADD004894

Title :   Converging Wave Detonator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Voreck,Wallace E , Jr ; Dalrymple,Everett W

Report Date : 09 Aug 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A detonator fuze train combination utilizes a thin centrally initiated disc shaped lead azide primer's detonation waves reflected from interior walls of a circumambient metal cup shaped housing member to peripherally detonate a secondary output charge. The output charge produces a detonation wave which converges radially inwardly to generate an enhanced jet output. The resultant jet output is capable of initiating a remotely positioned, RDX, high explosive acceptor. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Detonators, Lead azides, Detonation waves, Convergence, Shape

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE