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Enhancing the explosive characteristics of a Semtex explosive by involving admixtures of BCHMX and HMX

A well-known ternary plastic explosive, Czech Semtex 1H, contains a mixture of PETN and RDX softened by SBR. In this work, BCHMX was used to replace PETN in Semtex 1H to form Sem-BC+RDX. In addition,...

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A review on lightweight materials for defence applications: Present and future developments

The defence sector is now at an advanced level, catering to the global scenario, and countries also invest heavily in research and development. Countries around the world have spent a lot of money on...

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Experimental study of bullet-proofing capabilities of Kevlar, of different weights and number of layers, with 9 mm projectiles

Kevlar is the most commonly used material as armour for protection against bullets used in hand guns because of its impact resistance, high strength and low weight. These properties make Kevlar an ideal...

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A review: On path planning strategies for navigation of mobile robot

This paper presents the rigorous study of mobile robot navigation techniques used so far. The step by step investigations of classical and reactive approaches are made here to understand the development...

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Thermobaric and enhanced blast explosives (TBX and EBX)

In this review, excerpts from the literature of thermobaric (TBX) and enhanced blast explosives (EBX) that are concentrated on studies that include their compositions, properties, reactive metal components,...

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Cold metal transfer (CMT) technology - An overview

Cold Metal Transfer technology has revolutionized the welding of dissimilar metals and thicker materials by producing improved weld bead aesthetics with controlled metal deposition and low heat-input....

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A review on machinability of carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) and glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) composite materials

Fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials are heterogeneous and anisotropic materials that do not exhibit plastic deformation. They have been used in a wide range of contemporary applications...

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The personal protective equipment (PPE) based on individual combat: A systematic review and trend analysis

With the development of ordnance technology, the survival and safety of individual combatants in high-tech warfare are under serious threat, and the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as an important...

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Performance analysis and design of loitering munitions: A comprehensive technical survey of recent developments

Loitering munitions are increasingly used in armed conflicts. An extensive database of loitering munitions is developed based on information available in the public domain. This database includes dimensions,...

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Survey and technological analysis of laser and its defense applications

The laser technology has made remarkable progress over the past couple of decades. It is being widely employed in diverse domains, such as holography, space sciences, spectroscopy, medical sciences,...

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Ballistic design and testing of a composite armour reinforced by CNTs suitable for armoured vehicles

This paper is investigating the use of composite armour reinforced by nanomaterials, for the protection of light armoured (LAV) and medium armoured military vehicles (MAV), and the interaction between...

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Recent progress in developing ballistic and anti-impact materials: Nanotechnology and main approaches

With increasing international and civilian conflicts, developing advanced body armor has become an emerging field in academia and industry. Nanotechnology, by means of, incorporating nanomaterials,...

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Recent applications of carbon-based composites in defence industry: A review

Carbon-based composites, including carbon reinforced composites and carbon-matrix composites, in defence technologies have raised a lot of attention due to its significant physical capabilities, superior...

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Body armour – New materials, new systems

This is a very timely review of body armour materials and systems since new test standards are currently being written, or reviewed, and new, innovative products released. Of greatest importance, however,...

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Perspectives on additive manufacturing for warhead applications

According to different damage modes, warheads are roughly divided into three types: fragmentation warheads, shaped charge warheads, and penetrating warheads. Due to limitations in material and structural...

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A novel method for determination of lethal radius for high-explosive artillery projectiles

A new model has been defined that enables the estimation of the lethal radius (radius of efficiency) of HE (High Explosive) artillery projectiles against human targets. The model is made of several...

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Cooperative multi-target hunting by unmanned surface vehicles based on multi-agent reinforcement learning

To solve the problem of multi-target hunting by an unmanned surface vehicle (USV) fleet, a hunting algorithm based on multi-agent reinforcement learning is proposed. Firstly, the hunting environment...

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A review on the high energy oxidizer ammonium dinitramide: Its synthesis, thermal decomposition, hygroscopicity, and application in energetic materials

Ammonium dinitramide (ADN) is considered as a potential substitute for ammonium perchlorate in energetic materials due to its high density, positive oxygen balance, and halogen-free characteristics....

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Recent advances in catalytic combustion of AP-based composite solid propellants

Composite solid propellants (CSPs) have widely been used as main energy source for propelling the rockets in both space and military applications. Internal ballistic parameters of rockets like characteristic...

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Dynamic impact protective body armour: A comprehensive appraisal on panel engineering design and its prospective materials

Personal body armour is one of the most important pieces of equipment to protect human beings from various critical and fatal injuries. In today’s modern world, various organizations including law enforcement...

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A review on the current status of Fe–Al based ferritic lightweight steel

There is an ever-growing demand for lightweighting of steel for structural applications, particularly for automobile and transportation applications. It is mainly to improve the fuel efficiency, reduce...

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Mastering air combat game with deep reinforcement learning

Reinforcement learning has been applied to air combat problems in recent years, and the idea of curriculum learning is often used for reinforcement learning, but traditional curriculum learning suffers...

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Research Advance in Swarm Robotics

The research progress of swarm robotics is reviewed in details. The swarm robotics inspired from nature is a combination of swarm intelligence and robotics, which shows a great potential in several...

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A semantic vector map-based approach for aircraft positioning in GNSS/GPS denied large-scale environment

Accurate positioning is one of the essential requirements for numerous applications of remote sensing data, especially in the event of a noisy or unreliable satellite signal. Toward this end, we present...

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Collaborative positioning for swarms: A brief survey of vision, LiDAR and wireless sensors based methods

As positioning sensors, edge computation power, and communication technologies continue to develop, a moving agent can now sense its surroundings and communicate with other agents. By receiving spatial...

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