An electronic firing system comprising a control system, a charging system, an electrical energy storage device, a shock tube firing circuit, a shock tube connector, a blasting cap firing circuit, and a blasting cap connector. The control system controls the charging system, which charges the electrical energy storage device. The control system also controls the shock tube firing circuit and the blasting cap firing circuit. When desired, the control system signals the shock tube firing circuit or blasting cap firing circuit to electrically connect the electrical energy storage device to the shock tube connector or the blasting cap connector respectively.
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION
The United States Government has certain rights in the invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC07-051D14517 between the United States Department of Energy and Battelle Energy Alliance.