Accession Number : ADD014983

Title :   Explosive Logic Resolver Network.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 28 Dec 81, patented 23 Apr 91,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Silvia, Denis A

Report Date : 23 Apr 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This patent discloses an explosive logic resolver network for determining which detonator in a plurality of detonators is the first to detonate. The resolver network is interposed between a plurality of detonators and the explosive logic clock of a safe/arming network. Each detonator is provided with a resolver network explosive trail which intersects the resolver network explosive trails of the other detonators to form a plurality of explosive logic switches. The intersections are explosively-time-equidistant from the detonators supplying the detonation signals to a given intersection such that the first detonation signal to propagate through the intersection will close the logic switch and prevent the intersection from propagating another detonation signal. When a detonator creates the first detonation signal, the signal propagates down the resolver network explosive trail, closing the switches and extinguishing at the intersections all detonations that are later in time.

Descriptors :   ARMING DEVICES, CLOCKS, DETONATIONS, DETONATORS, EXPLOSIVES, LOGIC, NETWORKS, SAFETY, SIGNALS, SWITCHES

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE