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Services and Research


EMRTC offers a wide range of services and energetic materials research opportunities. Browse the services listed below to find out how EMRTC can best help you and your company to move forward with your testing program needs.

EMRTC has many research scientists and engineers who specialize in the areas briefly described below. Contact information for each service or research area can be found on their individual pages.

Ballistics Testing

EMRTC has an extensive existing inventory of gun systems, as well as the ability to modify these systems to meet experimental ballistic requirements.

Curtain Wall Reaction Tests

EMRTC has a full-scale four-story Curtain Wall Reaction Structure located at the High Performance Magazine (HPM) facility. EMRTC has the ability to test more than 20,000 pounds of TNT equivalent blasts using the curtain wall structure.

Computer Simulations

EMRTC uses a wide array of state-of-the-art computer software to predict and analyze many types of reactions, structures, and energetic events.

DOT and UN Hazards Classification

EMRTC is an approved Department of Transportation Examining Agency authorized to perform explosive and other hazardous materials testing or examination.

12 Meter Drop Test Structure

The EMRTC Drop Test Structure (DTS) is constructed specifically to NATO Standardization Agreement (STANAG) No. 4375 - "Safety Drop, Munition Test Procedure".

Mine Detection Evaluation

EMRTC developed its Countermine Test Site to test and evaluate technologies for the detection and destruction of anti-tank and anti-personnel mines.

Non-Ideal Explosives Testing

EMRTC has played an integral part in the identification and characterization of non-ideal and improvised explosives.

Ordnance Testing

EMRTC has its own ordnance preparation facility, a double-bay building designed especially for ordnance operations.

RASS/SODAR Sounding Site

The SODAR/RASS system, also simply referred to as the RASS system, a device that measures temperature and wind conditions in the lower atmosphere up to altitudes of 4 to 5 km.

Reusable Blast Test Fixture

The Reusable Blast Test Fixture, co-sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), is a full-scale model of the cargo section of a wide-body, commercial passenger aircraft with significant internal structures (floors, frames, and luggage racks).

Shock Tube

Large diameter shock tube testing provides a source that that can produce blast pressures and durations that are of interest to the safety and security communities.

Sled Track Experiments

The Sled Track Test Facility uses a 300 meter (1000-foot) long monorail system to conduct dynamic testing of warheads, penetrators, and shape charges.

Research Programs

EMRTC is a research division of New Mexico Tech and maintains many research programs with other university departments. EMRTC also participates in research with several U.S. National Laboratories.

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