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Title: Integrated Data Collection Analysis (IDCA) Program — Bullseye ® Smokeless Powder

Abstract

The Integrated Data Collection Analysis (IDCA) program is conducting a proficiency study for Small- Scale Safety and Thermal (SSST) testing of homemade explosives (HMEs). Described here are the results for impact, friction, electrostatic discharge, and differential scanning calorimetry analysis of Bullseye ® smokeless powder (Gunpowder). The participants found the Gunpowder: 1) to have a range of sensitivity to impact, from less than RDX to almost as sensitive as PETN, 2) to be moderately sensitive to BAM and ABL friction, 3) have a range for ESD, from insensitive to more sensitive than PETN, and 4) to have thermal sensitivity about the same as PETN and RDX.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [6]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Indian Head, MD (United States). Indian Head Division
  3. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  4. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Redstone Arsenal, AL (United States)
  5. Applied Research Associates, Tyndall AFB, FL (United States)
  6. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; US Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS)
Contributing Org.:
Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Indian Head, MD (United States); Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Redstone Arsenal, AL (United States); Applied Research Associates, Tyndall AFB, FL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
1305823
Report Number(s):
LLNL-TR-637818
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344; AC52-06NA25396; AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; small-scale safety testing; proficiency test; impact-; friction-; spark discharge-; thermal testing; round-robin test; safety testing protocols; HME; RDX; potassium perchlorate; potassium chlorate; sodium chlorate; sugar; dodecane; PETN; carbon; ammonium nitrate; Gunpowder; Bullseye® smokeless powder

Citation Formats

Sandstrom, Mary M., Brown, Geoffrey W., Preston, Daniel N., Pollard, Colin J., Warner, Kirstin F., Sorensen, Daniel N., Remmers, Daniel L., Phillips, Jason J., Shelley, Timothy J., Reyes, Jose A., Hsu, Peter C., and Reynolds, John G. Integrated Data Collection Analysis (IDCA) Program — Bullseye® Smokeless Powder. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.2172/1305823.
Sandstrom, Mary M., Brown, Geoffrey W., Preston, Daniel N., Pollard, Colin J., Warner, Kirstin F., Sorensen, Daniel N., Remmers, Daniel L., Phillips, Jason J., Shelley, Timothy J., Reyes, Jose A., Hsu, Peter C., & Reynolds, John G. Integrated Data Collection Analysis (IDCA) Program — Bullseye® Smokeless Powder. United States. doi:10.2172/1305823.
Sandstrom, Mary M., Brown, Geoffrey W., Preston, Daniel N., Pollard, Colin J., Warner, Kirstin F., Sorensen, Daniel N., Remmers, Daniel L., Phillips, Jason J., Shelley, Timothy J., Reyes, Jose A., Hsu, Peter C., and Reynolds, John G. Thu . "Integrated Data Collection Analysis (IDCA) Program — Bullseye® Smokeless Powder". United States. doi:10.2172/1305823. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1305823.
@article{osti_1305823,
title = {Integrated Data Collection Analysis (IDCA) Program — Bullseye® Smokeless Powder},
author = {Sandstrom, Mary M. and Brown, Geoffrey W. and Preston, Daniel N. and Pollard, Colin J. and Warner, Kirstin F. and Sorensen, Daniel N. and Remmers, Daniel L. and Phillips, Jason J. and Shelley, Timothy J. and Reyes, Jose A. and Hsu, Peter C. and Reynolds, John G.},
abstractNote = {The Integrated Data Collection Analysis (IDCA) program is conducting a proficiency study for Small- Scale Safety and Thermal (SSST) testing of homemade explosives (HMEs). Described here are the results for impact, friction, electrostatic discharge, and differential scanning calorimetry analysis of Bullseye® smokeless powder (Gunpowder). The participants found the Gunpowder: 1) to have a range of sensitivity to impact, from less than RDX to almost as sensitive as PETN, 2) to be moderately sensitive to BAM and ABL friction, 3) have a range for ESD, from insensitive to more sensitive than PETN, and 4) to have thermal sensitivity about the same as PETN and RDX.},
doi = {10.2172/1305823},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {5}
}

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