Detonator Characterization


Detonator CharacterizationFocus Area: Access and Disablement

Description: The CTTSO is characterizing and advancing the body of knowledge regarding the production of commercially manufactured electro-explosive devices, beginning with electric detonators. The objective of this effort is to acquire various electric detonators, to forensically document individual performance characteristics, and to create a data base of pertinent information on electric detonators. The end state would be a searchable database of relevant electronic detonators, as well as a detonator identification guide, with a classification not to exceed For Official Use Only or Law Enforcement Sensitive.

Project Cost: $0.794M

Project Duration: 24 months

Operational Impact: Provides information to track captured devices; has the potential to inform future mitigation and disruption technologies.

Performer: U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command

End User: Joint Service Explosive Ordnance Disposal

Transition: Potential transition to a U.S. Army Program of Record