Accession Number : ADD013656

Title :   Auxiliary Booster.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 6 Aug 86, patented 8 Dec 87,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Foster, Joseph C , Jr ; Bilek, Andrew G

Report Date : 08 Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : An auxiliary booster is used to relay and amplify the detonation wave from a standard configured bomb. An explosive system is placed in an extended fuse well to interface with the main charge. The auxiliary booster is initiated as a second, sequential event by this conventional booster charge. Energy of the conventional booster is transmitted into the auxiliary booster charge and the combined energy of the two charges is focused on the auxiliary charge's tapered metal liner. This tapered metal liner is driven through an air gap into the end of the fuse well at hypervelocity. The design of the device provides controlled packaging of energy for the generation of vaporific effects resulting in the collision of the metal liner of the auxiliary charge with the metallic end of the fuse well for enhanced detonation of the main charge.

Descriptors :   *BOMBS, *BOOSTERS(EXPLOSIVES), *PATENTS, AIR GAPS, AUXILIARY, DETONATION WAVES, FUSES(ELECTRICAL), LININGS, METALS, TAPER, VAPORIZATION, DETONATIONS, RDX, CERIUM ALLOYS, ALUMINUM, EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, IGNITION, ZIRCONIUM

Subject Categories : Aerial Bombs
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE