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Highly Reliable Solutions: Pyrotechnic Systems

An Exclusive Article about Pyrotechnic Systems in the TÜBİTAK SAGE Product Inventory

Issue 105

Derived from a Greek word, meaning "the art of fire", pyrotechnics are in the class of energetic materials, including explosives and propellants. Pyrotechnic compositions consist of an oxidizing agent and a fuel that produce an exothermic self-sustaining reaction when heated to ignition temperature [1].

Pyrotechnics are used to refer not only to pyrotechnic compositions but also to its products, so called pyrotechnic systems. Pyrotechnic systems consist of a broad family of sophisticated one-shot devices that deal with producing heat, light, smoke, sound, motion and/or combination of these [2, 3]. Their unique properties are as follows: