Patent: Assembly and Methods for Standardized Insensitive Munitions Testing

United States Patent

Di Stasio et al.

Patent n° US8,707,764

Date of Patent: 29 April 2014

A test assembly for building a safety profile and a sensitivity profile of an explosive, by impacting the test assembly with a projectile. The safety profile of the explosive is built by determining a detonation threshold of the explosive in reaction to the projectile. The sensitivity profile is built by measuring a pressure difference between pressures acquired by the top sensor and the bottom sensor, resulting from a shock wave that travels through the explosive.