Accession Number:

ADA272311

Title:

Exploding Foil Initiator Qualifications

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. for period ending Mar 1991

Corporate Author:

ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL STRUCTURES DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

The Electronic Safety and Arming Device technology has been pressed into use before many of the design specifications could be completed. MIL-STD- 1316D the basic SA safety guide requires in-line detonators to be qualified in accordance with MIL-I-23659, yet 23659 was based primarily on qualifying hot bridge wire devices and is poor to qualify the in-line detonator of choice the Exploding Foil Initiator EFI. The report proposes changes to 23659 to qualify EFIs and EBWs. To make the specification consistent with the EFI technology and 1316 safety requirements, the proposed changes require statistical analysis testing at temperature extremes, qualifying the fire set with the detonator and evaluating the detonators probability to deflagrateburn. Specific language is suggested to substituteadd to paragraphs currently in MIL-I-23659.The report contains explanations for the proposed changes, and some description of how the information should be applied.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE