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Engineered time-degradable explosives for use in munitions

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007047D
Publication Date: 2002-Feb-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 21K

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Title: Engineered time-degradable explosives for use in munitions

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Title:                    Engineered time-degradable explosives for use in munitions

Explosive compounds which, if left uninitiated after deployment, undergo a process of self-neutralization.  This process is accomplished by at least two different methods:

1)      Through the use of chemical substances that are formulated and engineered to convert to a neutralizing/degrading agent for a specific explosive or specifically formulated explosive substance after a pre-determined period of time.  The time-activated neutralizing/degrading agent and complementary specific explosive are mixed together and constitute the engineered time-degradable explosive for use in munitions.

2)      Through the use of capsules that contain a neutralizing/degrading agent for a specifically designed explosive.  These capsules would have walls or cell membranes made up of a chemical substance that is designed to rupture or degrade after a pre-determined period of time, releasing the neutralizing/degrading agent contained in the capsules upon the specific explosive or specifically formulated explosive substance.  The time-activated capsules containing the neutralizing agent and complementary specific explosive are mixed together and constitute the engineered time-degradable explosive for use in munitions.