High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) is involved in basic and applied research of high energy materials including synthesis, characterization and evaluation. Development and evaluation of solid propellants for rockets and missiles; solid propellants and cartridge case technology for gun ammunition; high explosive compositions and thermobaric explosives; design and development of pyrotechnics; development of explosive reactive armor and design and establishment of pilot plant facilities for high energy materials. It is also involved in design, development and fabrication of a wide range of instrumentation / electronic equipment for study and evaluation of high energy materials. HEMRL also carries out the design and development of pilot plants for synthesis of high energy materials and related non-explosive chemicals.
HEMRL also provides technical assistance, guidance or consultancy services to other institutions / organizations, on matters pertaining to high energy materials, their applications and production.