Pyrotechnics

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

Completed Projects List
Project Title Completed

Safer Resonant Acoustic Manufacturing for High Volume Pyrotechnics

Project Information
Project ID: WP-2631
Principal Investigator: Dr. Eric Miklaszewski , Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division
SERDP Jan 1970

Designing Next Generation Polymer-Based Surfactants for Fire Suppression

Project Information
Project ID: WP18-1559
Principal Investigator: Dr. Timothy Long, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
SERDP Jan 1970

Chemistry of Halon Substitutes

Project Information
Project ID: WP-666
SERDP Oct 1996

Chemical and Physical Processes Responsible for Flame Inhibition Using Halon Agents and Their Alternatives

Project Information
Project ID: WP-682
Principal Investigator: Dr. Andrzej Miziolek, US Army Research Laboratory
SERDP Oct 1996

Encapsulated Micron Fire Suppression Technology

Project Information
Project ID: WP-113
SERDP Oct 1997

Solventless Pyrotechnic Manufacturing

Project Information
Project ID: WP-757
SERDP Oct 1998

Advanced Fire Fighting Streaming Agent

Project Information
Project ID: WP-158
SERDP Oct 1998

DoD/DOE Clean Agile Manufacturing of Energetics

Project Information
Project ID: WP-63
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jim Short, Office of Naval Research (Code 333)
SERDP Oct 1998

Castable, Solvent-Free Red Phosphorous Smokes for Target Markers

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1180
Principal Investigator: Mr. Daniel Nielson, Thiokol Propulsion, MS-244
SERDP Jun 2003

Safe and Environmentally Acceptable Sol-Gel-Derived Pyrophoric Pyrotechnics (SEED Project)

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1276
Principal Investigator: Dr. Randy Simpson, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
SERDP Oct 2003

Twin Screw Extruder Production of MTTP Decoy Flares

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1240
Principal Investigator: Dr. Carol Campbell, ATK Launch Systems
SERDP Dec 2005

Elimination of Perchlorate Oxidizers from Pyrotechnic Flare Compositions

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1280
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert Shortridge, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)
SERDP Mar 2007

Smoke and Dye Replacement

Project Information
Project ID: WP-200122
Principal Investigator: Mrs. Tamera Rush, SRC Inc.
ESTCP Oct 2008

Rapidly Degradable Pyrotechnic System

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1622
Principal Investigator: Dr. Vladimir Gilman, Infoscitex Corporation
SERDP Feb 2009

Alternative for Perchlorates in Incendiary Mix and Pyrotechnic Formulations for Projectiles

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1424
Principal Investigator: Dr. Trevor Griffiths, QinetiQ
SERDP Aug 2009

Replacement of HC in Handheld Obscurants

Project Information
Project ID: WP-2149
Principal Investigator: Mr. Nathan Seidner, ATK Launch Systems
SERDP Jan 2012

Development of Low-Toxicity Obscurant Material

Project Information
Project ID: WP-2148
Principal Investigator: Mr. Rutger Webb, TNO Defence, Security and Safety
SERDP Aug 2012

Surface Modified TiO2 Obscurants for Increased Safety and Performance

Project Information
Project ID: WP-2150
Principal Investigator: Dr. Steven Oldenburg, NanoComposix, Inc.
SERDP Nov 2012

Elimination of Perchlorate Oxidizers from Pyrotechnic Flare Compositions

Project Information
Project ID: WP-200730
Principal Investigator: Ms. Christina Yamamoto, Naval Surface Warfare Center - Crane
ESTCP Jul 2015

Elimination of Perchlorate Oxidizers from Green Pyrotechnic Flare Compositions

Project Information
Project ID: WP-201008
Principal Investigator: Dr. Eric Miklaszewski , Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division
ESTCP Sep 2016
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