Accession Number : ADA569089


Title :   High-Nitrogen-Based Pyrotechnics: Development of Perchlorate-Free Green-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 ; Raab, James M ; Hann, Jr , Ronald K ; Damavarapu, Reddy ; Klapotke, Thomas M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a569089.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 9


Abstract : The development of perchlorate-free hand-held signal illuminants for the US Army s M195 green star parachute is described. Compared with the perchlorate-containing control, the optimized perchlorate-free illuminants were less sensitive toward various ignition stimuli while offering comparable burn times and visible-light outputs. The results were also important from the perspective of civilian fireworks because the development of perchlorate-free illuminants remains an important objective of the commercial fireworks industry.


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


Subject Categories : Pyrotechnics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE