Accession Number : ADD015900

Title :   Embedded Can Booster.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 14 May 92, patented 22 Jun 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Spahn, Patrick F

Report Date : 22 Jun 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : In an explosive device having a main charge explosive, a booster explosive embedded in the main charge explosive, and a detonator, a can or plate is embedded in the main charge explosive and provides a high impedance surface which is shaped and oriented so that shock waves from the booster explosion will strike the high impedance surface at normal incidence and be reflected back toward the booster explosion. This increases the pressure in the main charge explosive material between the booster explosive and the can or plate, thus increasing the effectiveness of the booster explosive.

Descriptors :   *BOOSTERS(EXPLOSIVES), *EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, DETONATORS, EXPLOSIONS, EXPLOSIVES, IMPEDANCE, MATERIALS, PLATES, PRESSURE, SHOCK WAVES, SURFACES

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE