Accession Number:

ADA599891

Title:

Promising Properties and System Demonstration of an Environmentally Benign Yellow Smoke Formulation for Hand-Held Signals

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

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

Report Date:

2014-04-18

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

A novel yellow smoke formulation, based on the environmentally benign dye Solvent Yellow 33, has been validated as a replacement for the current formulation specified for the M194 yellow smoke hand-held signal. Sieve testing has revealed a fine granulation for the candidate mixture, centered at 53 micro m. In addition, compressive strain testing has shown that the mechanical crush strength of pellets derived from the candidate mixture was 391 kg. Both of these properties validate the viability of the candidate composition during manufacturing and deployment. Extensive static burn testing in full-sized prototype signal assembly hardware provides insight into new ignition train concepts. The full sized prototype assembly has also been demonstrated by flight tests in actual system hardware containing the rocket motor and associated propellant.

Subject Categories:

  • Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
  • Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE