An Improved Infrared Flare Composition
NAVAL ORDNANCE TEST STATION CHINA LAKE CA CHINA LAKE United States
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An improved infrared IR flare composition containing Teflon, Viton A, and magnesium is described. This improved composition has excellent tensile strength, IR output superior to previous compositions, and decreased electrostatic sensitivity. A compositional diagram showing that a systematic variation in flare burning time is definitely related to Teflon particle size is presented as a guide for planning future flare compositions. It was found that flare burning times and IR output at ground level or at simulated high altitude may be used as criteria for acceptance in specific applications. Investigations are being conducted to improve the performance characteristics of this flare composition.