Pyrotechnics

SERDP and ESTCP projects are developing new pyrotechnic formulations that do not contain environmentally harmful materials such as perchlorate.  

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Development of Pyrophoric Foam Materials for Environmentally-Benign Pyrotechnics

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Project ID: WP19-1105
Principal Investigator: Dr. Zhaohua Luan, U.S. Army RDECOM-Army Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC)
SERDP Jan 2019

Feasibility of a Thermoelectric Generator for a Reduced Environmental Impact Electronic Flare

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Project ID: WP19-1196
Principal Investigator: Dr. Joost Van Lingen, TNO Defence, Security & Safety
SERDP Jan 2019

High Color Purity Low Smoke Solvent-free Multi-color Signal Flares

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Project ID: WP19-1255
Principal Investigator: Dr. Richard Bouma, TNO
SERDP Jan 2019

Lithium Based Red Colorants in Environmentally Friendly Pyrotechnical Illuminants

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Project ID: WP19-1287
Principal Investigator: Dr. Thomas Klapoetke, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
SERDP Jan 2019

On-Command Pyrotechnic Light Emission Through Controlled Electromagnetic Irradiation

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Project ID: WP19-1163
Principal Investigator: Dr. Eric Miklaszewski , Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division
SERDP Jan 2019

Designing Next Generation Polymer-Based Surfactants for Fire Suppression

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Project ID: WP18-1559
Principal Investigator: Dr. Timothy Long, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
SERDP May 2018

DBX-1 as Replacement for Lead Azide and Lead Styphnate in M6 and M7 Blasting Caps

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Project ID: WP-201619
Principal Investigator: Dr. Daniel Perciballi, US Army RDAR-MEM-G
ESTCP Jan 2016

Spray Coating of Binders

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Project ID: WP-2606
Principal Investigator: Mr. Russell Broad, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC
SERDP Jan 2016

Safer Resonant Acoustic Manufacturing for High Volume Pyrotechnics

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Project ID: WP-2631
Principal Investigator: Dr. Eric Miklaszewski , Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division
SERDP Jan 2016

Environmentally Sustainable Gasless Delay Compositions for Fuzes

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Project ID: WP-2518
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jay C. Poret, U.S. Army ARDEC
SERDP Jan 2015

Environmentally Benign Multi-Component Delay System with Tunable Propagation Characteristics

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Project ID: WP-2519
Principal Investigator: Dr. Zachary Doorenbos, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake
SERDP Jan 2015
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