Accession Number:

AD0755476

Title:

Radiation-Polymerization Binder for Mk 48 Decoy Flares

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AMMUNITION DEPOT CRANE IN CRANE United States

Report Date:

1973-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

An alternate method for production of Mk 48 flares is described. This method is based on the radiation polymerization of a binderoxidizer system. Chlorotrifluoroethylene, the monomer used, is 100 polymerized by radiation doses less than five mega rads. Several grades of magnesium may be used including reclaimed magnesium. Because of the density involved, no special adjustment for concentration of either the oxidizer or fuel is needed. The voids in the magnesium are simply filled with the gaseous monomer. The units produced meet the required performance standards. The cost of radiation curing is less than five percent the cost of the monomer.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE