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Air Force Partners With University Of Illinois For Munitions Research

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  • AF T3
  • COMPANY NAME: University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign
  • TECHNICAL PROJECT OFFICE:Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate, Eglin AFB

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Florida — The Air Force is working with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to develop scientific instrumentation that can withstand extreme detonation environments.

The work will enable a better understanding of the early-time post-detonation chemical cascade.

Through an educational partnership agreement, scientists with the Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate are serving as visiting scientists at the university to conduct research of interest to the Air Force. An educational partnership agreement - one type of technology transfer agreement - is between a defense laboratory and an educational institution for the purpose of encouraging and enhancing study in scientific disciplines at all levels of education.

Munitions Directorate research chemist, Dr. Stephanie Johnson, worked at the university conducting research experiments that will lead to a better understanding of early-time post-detonation chemical cascade, an area of study where more information is needed.

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