Accession Number:

AD0434126

Title:

CONSIDERATIONS OF THE VULNERABILITY OF ELECTRICALLY INITIATED EXPLOSIVE SYSTEMS,

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Corporate Author:

PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J AMMUNITION ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE

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Report Date:

1964-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

The paper discusses means of controlling, through operation procedures and design, accidental functioning of an explosive system. It describes mechanical activation as well as electrical hot-wire, film-bridge, explodingbridgewire systems, comparing them in terms of invulnerability. An exploding-bridgewire initiator was found to be the least vulnerable electric initiator. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE