Accession Number:

AD0919460

Title:

Smoke/Flame Pyrotechnic Marker Compositions

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 1971-Jun 1973

Corporate Author:

MORTON THIOKOL INC BRIGHAM CITY UT WASATCH OPERATIONS

Report Date:

1973-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

87.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes the work accomplished in the development of castable smokeflame pyrotechnic compositions applicable to a wide variety of markers ranging from the 2.75-inch FFAR to the 4.87-inch LUU-1B target marker. As a result of this investigation, three color combinations were selected for further development. They included red flame-white smoke, red flame-red smoke, and yellow flame-orange smoke compositions. With a view to an end-item product, the development program included a series of environmental and visibility tests for overall composition evaluation. The development of the red-white and yellow- orange compositions was successful, and these compositions show every indication of satisfying all the requirements of an operational smokeflame marker system. Unfortunately the red-red combination proved to be a more difficult problem, and although some promising approaches were generated, additional composition development is required to meet the ultimate marker objectives.

Subject Categories:

  • Pyrotechnics
  • Rockets

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE