When Milliseconds Matter™

Laser Detonators.

Laser Det | Laser Initiated Det

Laser Detonators

Laser Detonator

How Laser Detonators Work

Laser detonators perform the same roles as conventional detonators, although they use an alternate activation method – infrared laser light. Laser initiated devices offer unique characteristics Laser Detonator iiover electrically ignited devices. They are ESD, RF and EMI/EMP immune which can be advantageous in certain design applications. They also generally present a system weight reduction for cabling because the fiber optic lines weigh less than typical copper lines and energetic transfer lines. PacSci EMC has qualified designs which utilize 100, 200 and 400 micron fiber optic cable assemblies. Any of the current designs can be adapted to other specified fiber optic systems.

Reliability and safety have been demonstrated on these designs as attested by the approval of range safety and man rated system uses.

Key qualification tests were witnessed by Range Safety personnel to assure compliance the tailored Flight Termination Systems requirement document. The explosive train has also been approved for flight termination applications.

What Our Laser Detonators Can Do

Laser detonators can be used in applications requiring shock or severe mechanical impulse to operate. The detonation output is useful for setting off adjacent high order energetics, including transfer lines, or for rupturing adjacent surfaces for various purposes such as releasing pressure or intentionally inducing structural failure mechanisms (e.g. bulkhead or pressure vessel breaching, shape charge activation, etc.).

Where PacSci EMC Laser Detonators Can Be Found

PacSci EMC laser detonators are qualified and used in missile interceptor applications, flight termination systems, and cockpit egress systems to name a few.

For product specific questions or to obtain data sheets, please email missiles@psemc.com or call (888) 995-5143 for immediate assistance.

Performance Characteristic Performance Level
All-Fire 20.4 millijoule / 11 millisecond
Function Time < 10 milliseconds
Wavelength 1064 nanometers
Operating Temperature -65°F to +165°F
Outputs Detonation Producing Depth > .040 inch; Aluminum Dent Block
Applicable Specifications Tested to RCC-319
Qualified to MIL-STD-23659 Appendix A
Explosives from MIL-STD-1750
Compliant with MIL-STD-1901A

Geometric interface dimensions and features can be customized to meet the customer applications.


Additional questions? Please email missiles@psemc.com or call (888) 995-5143 for immediate assistance.

Back to Top