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Experimental Study on Design Parameters of Explosive-driven High-intensity Flash Generator
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Experimental Study on Design Parameters of Explosive-driven High-intensity Flash Generator
Kim, Kyung Sik; Ahn, Jae-Woon; Yang, Hui-Won; Kwon, Mi-Ra;
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A non-lethal weapon is a device that can subdue targets without causing death or mortal wounds. A high-intensity flash generator can negate electro-optical sensors and cause temporal flash blindness with a high intensity of light. In this study, we derive the design parameters of an explosive-driven high-intensity flash generator that uses the interaction of plasma caused by the detonation of explosives with surrounding inert gas. To determine the design parameters of the flash generator, we analyze test results measured using optical sensors. The experimental results show that the light intensity of xenon gas is about four times higher than that of air. In addition, the intensity increases with the weight of the explosive, and the inert gas cross-sectional area encountered a shock wave in the airframe. The light intensity caused by a double-initiation generator is about two times higher than that of the single-initiation generator.
Non-lethal Weapon;High Intensity Flash;Inert Gas;Shock Wave;Plasma;
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