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DETONATION COMMAND AND CONTROL

United States Patent Application

20160349029
A1
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The detonation of one or more explosive charges and propellant charges by a detonator in response to a fire control signal from a command and control system comprised of a command center and instrumentation center with a communications link therebetween. The fire control signal is selectively provided to the detonator from the instrumentation center if plural detonation control switches at the command center are in a fire authorization status, and instruments, and one or more interlocks, if included, are in a ready for firing status. The instrumentation and command centers are desirably mobile, such as being respective vehicles.
Mace, Jonathan Lee (Los Alamos, NM), Seitz, Gerald J. (El Rancho, NM), Echave, John A. (Los Alamos, NM), Le Bas, Pierre-Yves (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos NM)
15/ 167,777
May 27, 2016
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.