Instrumentation System for Thermal analysis of Electro-Explosive Devices.

  • D. K. Kankane High Energy Materials Research Laboratory, Pune
  • S. N. Ranade High Energy Materials Research Laboratory, Pune
  • R. B. Sohoni High Energy Materials Research Laboratory, Pune
  • G. S. Deshpande High Energy Materials Research Laboratory, Pune
Keywords: Electro explosive devices, Current pulser

Abstract

A constant current pulser, with adjustable pulse width and current, is designed to evaluate thermal characteristics of electro-explosive devices (EED). The thermal response in voltage/time profile is digitised and recorded on a PC. A software for the analysis of this data has been developed. It computes the heat loss coefficient (Lambda), thermal capacity (Co) and thermal time constant (of the system. These parameters are used for the prediction of the performance EEDs during development stage and also in quality control. A computerised system developed for this purpose is also described in detail.

Author Biographies

D. K. Kankane, High Energy Materials Research Laboratory, Pune
Mr DK Kankane obtained his MSc (Physics) from University of Poona and MTech (TransducerPhysics and Instrumentation) from IIT, Madras. He joined DRDO at the High Energy MaterialsResearch Laboratory, Pune, in 1983. Presently, he is working as Scientist E. His areas of researchinclude design and development of controllers and instrumentation systems for assessment of highenergy materials and software development for the systems.
S. N. Ranade, High Energy Materials Research Laboratory, Pune
Mr SN Ranade obtained his diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering (DECE). Hejoined DRDO at the HEMRL, Pune, in 1972. Presently, he is working as Technical Officer B. Hisareas of research include design and development of controllers and instrumentation systems forassessment of high energy materials and software development for the systems.
R. B. Sohoni, High Energy Materials Research Laboratory, Pune
Mr RB Sohoni obtained his diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering (DECE). Hejoined DRDO at the HEMRL, Pune, in 1972. Presently, he is working as Technical Officer B. Hisareas of research include design and development of controllers and instrumentation systems forassessment of high energy materials and software development for the systems.
G. S. Deshpande, High Energy Materials Research Laboratory, Pune
High Energy Materials Research Laboratory ,Pune

References

Rosenthal, L.A. & Menichelli, V. J. Non-destructive testing of insensitive electro-explosive devices by transient techniques. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, 15 July, 1970. TR-JPG 32- 1494.

Published
2013-01-01
How to Cite
KankaneD., RanadeS., SohoniR., & DeshpandeG. (2013). Instrumentation System for Thermal analysis of Electro-Explosive Devices. Defence Science Journal, 49(1), 31-39. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.49.3783
Section
Armaments & Explosives

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