Accession Number : ADA569088


Title :   High-Nitrogen-Based Pyrotechnics: Longer- and Brighter-Burning, Perchlorate-Free, Red-Light Illuminants for Military and Civilian Applications


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER PICATINNY ARSENAL NJ PYROTECHNICS TECHNOLOGY AND PROTOTYPING DIV


Personal Author(s) : Sabatini, Jesse J ; Nagori, Amita V ; Chen, Gary ; Chu , Reddy Damavarapu, Thomas M Klapotke, Phillip


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a569088.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 6


Abstract : The full-up prototype testing of perchlorate-free, hand-held, signal illuminants for the US Army s M126A1 red star parachute hand-held signal is described. Compared to the perchlorate-containing control, the disclosed illuminants yielded excellent stabilities toward various ignition stimuli while offering superior pyrotechnic performance. Militarily, the illuminants provided further evidence that development of smaller hand-held signal items in an environmentally conscious way is a realistic and obtainable goal. The results are also important from the perspective of civilian fireworks, as the development of brighter, longer-burning, and environmentally compatible red light-emitting pyrotechnics is now possible.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY APPLICATIONS , *PYROTECHNICS , ENERGETIC PROPERTIES , HAND HELD , ILLUMINANTS , NITROGEN , NITROGEN HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS , PARACHUTES , PERCHLORATES , RED(COLOR) , REPRINTS


Subject Categories : Pyrotechnics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE