Explosive Logic Resolver Network.
Patent, Filed 28 Dec 81, patented 23 Apr 91,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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This patent discloses an explosive logic resolver network for determining which detonator in a plurality of detonators is the first to detonate. The resolver network is interposed between a plurality of detonators and the explosive logic clock of a safearming network. Each detonator is provided with a resolver network explosive trail which intersects the resolver network explosive trails of the other detonators to form a plurality of explosive logic switches. The intersections are explosively-time-equidistant from the detonators supplying the detonation signals to a given intersection such that the first detonation signal to propagate through the intersection will close the logic switch and prevent the intersection from propagating another detonation signal. When a detonator creates the first detonation signal, the signal propagates down the resolver network explosive trail, closing the switches and extinguishing at the intersections all detonations that are later in time.
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