Anthony T. Skinner - Duncanville TX,
Michael L. Fortner - Bedford TX,
Marcus J. Dill - Hurst TX,
David N. Zichichi - Arlington TX,
Lamar R. Lunsford - Fort Worth TX,
Lockheed Martin Corporation - Grand Prairie TX
An apparatus includes a thermally-activated, deflagration initiation device, a deflagration-to-detonation transition manifold, a first transfer line connecting the deflagration initiation device and the deflagration-to-detonation transition manifold, and a linear shaped charge coupled with the first transfer line. An apparatus includes a heat-to-detonation transition manifold, a heat pipe connected to the transition manifold, a linear shaped charge, and a transfer line connecting the heat-to-detonation transition manifold and the linear shaped charge. An apparatus includes a thermally-activated pyrotechnic train and a linear shaped charge coupled with the pyrotechnic train. A method includes initiating a deflagrating material at a predetermined temperature or within a predetermined range of temperatures, initiating a detonating material with the deflagrating material, and initiating a linear shaped charge with the detonated material.