Accession Number:

ADA024034

Title:

Functioning Times and Simultaneity of Hot Bridgewire Detonators XM100 and T20E1

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

To determine the suitability of conventional hot bridgewire HBW detonators for use in multiple point-initiation warheads requiring precise firing times, detonators XM100 and T20E1 were tested using a capacitive discharge firing circuit with moderate voltage levels 100 volts maximum. The T20E1 conventional HBW detonator can approach a functioning time of 2 microseconds with a simultaneity of approximately 0.4 microseconds. For conventional munitions with limited power sources, this HBW should be adequate.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE