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EXPLOSIVE ASSEMBLY AND METHOD

United States Patent Application

20140373743
A1
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An explosive assembly includes a first explosive unit having a first longitudinal end portion having a first mechanical coupling feature, a second explosive unit having a second longitudinal end portion having a second mechanical coupling feature, and a tubular connector having a first end portion mechanically coupled to the first mechanical coupling feature and a second end portion mechanically coupled to the second mechanical coupling feature, such that the first explosive unit, the connector, and the second explosive unit are connected together end-to-end along a common longitudinal axis. Each explosive unit can contain a high explosive material and a detonator, and the connector can comprise a detonation control module electrically coupled to the detonators and configured to detonate the explosive units.
Mace, Jonathan L. (Los Alamos, NM), Tappan, Bryce C. (Santa Fe, NM)
LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC (Los Alamos NM)
14/ 371,700
January 14, 2013
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.