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INITIATION DEVICES, INITIATION SYSTEMS INCLUDING INITIATION DEVICES AND RELATED METHODS

United States Patent Application

20160356580
A1
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Initiation devices may include at least one substrate, and initiation element the positioned on a first side of the at least one substrate, and a spark gap electrically coupled to the initiation element and positioned on a second side of the at least one substrate. Initiation devices may include a plurality of substrates where at least one substrate of the plurality of substrates is electrically connected to at least one adjacent substrate of the plurality of substrates with at least one via extending through the at least one substrate. Initiation systems may include such initiation devices. Methods of igniting energetic materials include passing a current through a spark gap formed on at least one substrate of the initiation device, passing the current through at least one via formed through the at least one substrate, and passing the current through an explosive bridge wire of the initiation device.
Daniels, Michael A. (Idaho Falls, ID), Condit, Reston A. (Idaho Falls, ID), Rasmussen, Nikki (Logan, UT), Wallace, Ronald S. (Ucon, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls ID)
14/ 049,614
October 9, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC07-05ID14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.