Next generation of pyrotechnic emitters requires a paradigm shift away from the “emission control via formulation” use of such hazardous reactants toward development of universal formulations with on command battlefield selectable emission characteristics.
NSWC Crane is interested
in fundamental research to demonstrate and develop an understanding to enable microwave-selectable color and intensity emissions within a single pyrotechnic formulation by exploiting electromagnetic flame interactions.As part of the Cooperative Agreement, NSWC Crane can provide, upon request, the following government furnished equipment:
A 2’x’4’x8’ stainless steel RF cavity with wave guide connection panel, pyrotechnic loading door, exhaust system, and optional diagnostic ports; 2kW Microwave magnetron, waveguide, corresponding forward/reverse power meters, USB NI DAQ for easy data acquisition; UV/VIS Ocean Optics ectrometer and calibration source; NIR Ocean Optics spectrometer and calibration source; B&W Phantom High Speed Camera; Color Phantom High Speed Camera.
Additional information available upon request.