Navy explosive ordnance disposal project: Optical ordnance system development. Final report

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An optical ordnance firing system consisting of a portable hand held solid state rod laser and an optically ignited detonator has been developed for use in explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) activities. Solid state rod laser systems designed to have an output of 150 mJ in a 500 microsecond pulse have been produced and evaluated. A laser ignited detonator containing no primary explosives has been designed and fabricated. The detonator has the same functional output as an electrically fired blasting cap. The optical ordnance firing system has demonstrated the ability to reliably detonate Comp C-4 through 1000 meters of optical fiber.

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Merson, J.A.; Salas, F.J. & Helsel, F.M. March 1, 1996.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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An optical ordnance firing system consisting of a portable hand held solid state rod laser and an optically ignited detonator has been developed for use in explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) activities. Solid state rod laser systems designed to have an output of 150 mJ in a 500 microsecond pulse have been produced and evaluated. A laser ignited detonator containing no primary explosives has been designed and fabricated. The detonator has the same functional output as an electrically fired blasting cap. The optical ordnance firing system has demonstrated the ability to reliably detonate Comp C-4 through 1000 meters of optical fiber.

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37 p.

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OSTI as DE96009203

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  • Other Information: PBD: Mar 1996

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  • Other: DE96009203
  • Report No.: SAND--96-0777
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/219536 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 219536
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc669025

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  • March 1, 1996

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Merson, J.A.; Salas, F.J. & Helsel, F.M. Navy explosive ordnance disposal project: Optical ordnance system development. Final report, report, March 1, 1996; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc669025/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.