Functioning Times and Simultaneity of Hot Bridgewire Detonators XM100 and T20E1
PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER NJ
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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.
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