A Statistical Characterization of Electroexplosive Devices Relevant to Electromagnetic Compatibility Assessment

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Abstract: Electroexplosive devices (EEDs) are electrically fired explosive initiators used in a wide variety of applications. The nature of most of these applications requires that the devices function with near certainty when required and remain inactive otherwise. Recent concern with pulsed electromagnetic interference (EMI) and nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) made apparent the lack of methodology for assessing EED vulnerability. A new and rigorous approach for characterizing EED firing levels is developed in the context of statistical linear models and is demonstrated in this paper. We combine statistical theory and methodology with thermodynamic modeling to determine the probability that an EED, ... continued below

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50 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.

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Friday, Dennis S. & Adams, John W. May 1986.

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  • Main Title: A Statistical Characterization of Electroexplosive Devices Relevant to Electromagnetic Compatibility Assessment
  • Series Title: NBS Technical Note
  • Added Title: National Bureau of Standards Technical Note 1094
  • Series Title: Atomic Energy Commission Reports
  • Added Title: Atomic Energy Commission Report 1094

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Abstract: Electroexplosive devices (EEDs) are electrically fired explosive initiators used in a wide variety of applications. The nature of most of these applications requires that the devices function with near certainty when required and remain inactive otherwise. Recent concern with pulsed electromagnetic interference (EMI) and nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) made apparent the lack of methodology for assessing EED vulnerability. A new and rigorous approach for characterizing EED firing levels is developed in the context of statistical linear models and is demonstrated in this paper. We combine statistical theory and methodology with thermodynamic modeling to determine the probability that an EED, of a particular type, fires when excited by a pulse of a given width and amplitude. The results can be applied to any type of EED for which the hot-wire explosive binder does not melt below the firing temperature. Included are methods.for assessing model validity and for obtaining probability plots, called "Firing Likelihood Plots". A method of measuring the thermal time constant of an EED is given. This parameter is necessary to evaluate the effect of a train of pulses. These statistical methods are both more general and more efficient than previous methods for EED assessment. The results provide information which is crucial for evaluating the effects of currents induced by impulsive electromagnetic fields of short duration relative to the EEDs thermal time constant.

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Friday, Dennis S. & Adams, John W. A Statistical Characterization of Electroexplosive Devices Relevant to Electromagnetic Compatibility Assessment, report, May 1986; Washington D.C. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc502597/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.