Apparatus for Aerospace Vehicle Separation Events Using a Linear Shaped Charge.
Patent, Filed 27 Jun 85, patented 17 Mar 87,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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Explosive separation apparatus in which a LSC is supported by a plurality of narrow preform supports which provide intermittent support at predetermined positions to maintain the LSC at the required standoff and perpendicularity to the target. The orientation of the supports themselves is maintained flat against the missile skin by a properly sized tunnel in the backup ring. The supports have a channel which maintains the LSC in the required orientation and standoff. A slot in each support below the liner walls of the LSC eliminates any obstruction from the support between the LCS and the target. The supports are maintained at the required spacing by a wire lanyard system which also allows the support system including the LSC to be installed in or removed from a backup ring without applying any longitudinal forces to the LSC itself. A Venturi Plate provides a dual target to prevent delamination of splintering when cutting a target of composite material.
- Ammunition and Explosives