The history of nuclear weapon safety devices

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The paper presents the history of safety devices used in nuclear weapons from the early days of separables to the latest advancements in MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS). Although the paper focuses on devices, the principles of Enhanced Nuclear Detonation Safety implementation will also be presented.

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Plummer, D.W. & Greenwood, W.H. June 1, 1998.

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The paper presents the history of safety devices used in nuclear weapons from the early days of separables to the latest advancements in MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS). Although the paper focuses on devices, the principles of Enhanced Nuclear Detonation Safety implementation will also be presented.

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10 p.

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  • 34. AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE joint propulsion conference, Cleveland, OH (United States), 13-15 Jul 1998

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  • Other: DE98005534
  • Report No.: SAND--98-1184C
  • Report No.: CONF-980709--
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 671923
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc704156

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  • June 1, 1998

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Plummer, D.W. & Greenwood, W.H. The history of nuclear weapon safety devices, article, June 1, 1998; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc704156/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.