Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Fuze Section, National Defense Industrial Association, Tampa, FL, April 1999.
|Barry T. Neyer||Brad Hanna||Dr. Keith Thomas|
|R Scott Such||Steve Smith|
|EG&G Optoelectronics||NSWC Dahlgren Division||AFRL/MNMI|
|Miamisburg, OH 45343-0529||Dahlgren, VA 224485100||Eglin AFB, FL 32542|
Barry T. Neyer
1100 Vanguard Blvd
Miamisburg, OH 45342
(937) 865-5170 (Fax)
A number of fuze systems have multiple detonators. Many modern systems are manufactured by connecting a number of detonators taken from a single lot to a cable with a combination series and parallel circuit. Experience has shown that the amount of energy required to function such a combination is not always the product of the number of detonators times the energy for a single detonator. The ramifications of these test results on the design of multipoint systems will be discussed.
Technical Papers of Dr. Barry T. Neyer