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Insensitive Munitions Technology

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
74789
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
05-0001T
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Exquadrum, Inc
12130 Rancho Road Adelanto, CA 92301-2703
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Insensitive Munitions Technology
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-05-C-7282
Award Amount: $99,964.00
 

Abstract:

It is proposed to qualitatively and quantitatively investigate the `Bonfire' insensitive munition (IM) characteristics of solid rocket motors. The study will focus upon developing fundamental understanding of the transient heat transfer, heat flux and the overall thermal load to and through the motor case's various multi-layered materials at elevated temperatures up to solid propellant bondline ignition. The computational thermal model will incorporate the process of lateral and longitudinal heat transfer and temporal temperature distribution through the motor case as a consequence of both slow and fast cook-off. The modeling and simulation efforts will focus on a broad spectrum of case materials ranging from metals (e.g., steel, aluminum, titanium alloy, etc.) to composites (glass, Kevlar, graphite epoxy, carbon fibers, etc.). However, preliminary analysis has shown that careful case design and selection of composite materials have a good chance of greatly mitigating major IM scenarios. Consequently, modeling efforts will primarily focus upon composite motor cases and scalability from tactical to larger high-performance motors, for technical completeness the model development will also be applied to a broad spectrum of metal case materials.

Principal Investigator:

Allan Dokhan
Sr. Propulsion Research Engineer
7602460279
allan.dokhan@exquadrum.com

Business Contact:

Eric Schmidt
Vice President & COO
7602460279
eric.schmidt@exquadrum.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Exquadrum, Inc.
12130 Rancho Road Adelanto, CA 92301

EIN/Tax ID: 383667286
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
THE UNIV. OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
1 University Station, C2200
Austin, TX 78712
Contact: Joseph H. Koo
Contact Phone: (512) 589-4170
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university