Accession Number : ADA471708


Title :   Competency Development Detonator Development and Design


Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Mar-Dec 2005


Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER PICATINNY ARSENAL NJ ENERGETICS WARHEADS AND ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY


Personal Author(s) : Wilson, Amy


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a471708.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 13


Abstract : Detonator technology has not changed much over the last 20 yrs, yet it is fundamental in the use of explosives. Weapon systems are constantly changing yet the same detonators with the same designs are being used. Topics such as detonator loading, explosives characteristics, explosives development, and safety in handling and firing are included in this report. When discussing detonator design and development, specific topics include techniques for testing and building detonators, tooling required for pressing, industry's approach to loading, new detonator materials, and detonator design considerations.


Descriptors :   *EXPLOSIVES , *DETONATORS , MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE