Electrostatic-Insensitive Detonator for Precision Synchronization
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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In many regions of the United States, enough electrostatic charge can be accumulated on the human body to initiate certain commonly used military bridgewire detonators. The design of the ARC-211 detonator has been carried forward to where it is insensitive to the highest level of electrostatic energy normally expected on the human body. Measurements of the electrostatic sensitivity of M36Al detonators are included for comparison. Functioning times of the current model of the ARC-211 detonator are given over the voltage range from 6 to 5,000 volts. At 5,000 volts, the functioning time is 2.42 microseconds, with an estimated standard deviation of 0.045 microsecond.
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