For clandestine signalling and illumination purposes in the near infrared range (0.7 – 1.0 µm) pyrotechnic compositions based on either potassium and/or cesium compounds are used that are based on the intense emission lines of both K and Cs in the infrared.
MSAS is a complex tool. This user manual is not a guide but gives a brief explanation on how to use MSAS. The users will have to spend some time finding their own way through it and learn by experience.
For the first time a high energy density material based on magnesium and xenon(II) fluoride, XeF2, has been prepared and characterized spectroscopically. With Tc = 2575 K MAX exceeds the combustion temperature of magnesium/Teflon/Viton (MTV) in air which is ~2100 K.
Dr Ernst-Christian Koch (Energetic Materials) Volker Weiser, Evelin Roth and Stefan Keizenberg Fraunhofer Institut für Chemische Technologie (ICT), Germany
This paper deals with the sensitivity of certain pyrotechnic compositions applied in countermeasure stores based on data from the literature. It is recommended to investigate the IM properties of in-service pyrotechnic ammunition.
The present paper is a review of the open literature on the synthesis, performance and sensitivity properties of the insensitive explosive 4,10-dinitro-2,6,8,12-tetraoxo-4,10-diazatetracyclo-[126.96.36.199,9.03,11]dodecane most often conveniently referred to as TEX.
From 2003 through 2005 an international interlaboratory comparison (Round Robin) of seven lots of RDX from five different manufacturers was conducted, coordinated jointly by the Naval Surface Warfare Center and the NATO Munitions Safety Information Analysis Center.
Ruth M. Doherty (NSWC-IHD, USA)Duncan Watt (Energetic Materials)
This document provides a summary of the technical comparison made between various AC/326 SG1 and UN substance tests for energetic materials. The goal of this work is to assist with the harmonisation efforts for these substance tests.
Richard Bouma (TNO, NL) Duncan Watt (Energetic Materials)
In a memorandum dated 27 September 2000, the United States Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology directed that NATO Standardization Agreements (STANAGs) and Allied Ordnance Publications (AOPs) be used when appropriate in the acquisition of munitions, and that DoD personnel ens
Ruth M. Doherty (NSWC-IHD, USA)Lori A. Nock (NSWC-IHD, USA)Darko Topler (WTD-91, DEU) Duncan Watt (Energetic Materials)