Accession Number : ADD008602

Title :   Monolithic Multi-Point Warhead Initiator.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Durrell,Robert R

Report Date : 17 Jun 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : This invention relates to warheads and methods and apparatus for initiating the explosion of a warhead. More specifically it relates to a novel means of delivering a single explosive wave through monolithic explosive filled multi-path conduits running parallel to the center line axis of the warhead and such conduits being connected to lateral grooves, running essentially at right angles to the center line axis of the warhead, all of the interconnected conduits and grooves being monolithically filled with an explosive initiator material and connecting to multiple explosive charges located near either end or at other distant points around the warhead to control fragmentation of the warhead case.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Warheads, *Explosive charges, *Multiple operation, Conduits, Containers, Fuzes(Ordnance), Reliability, Performance(Engineering), Interfaces, Boosters(Explosives)

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE