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Slow Cook-Off Insensitive Munitions Solutions for Solid Rocket Motors

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
86501
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B073-047-0449
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Systima Technologies, Inc.
1832 180th Street South East Bothell, WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Slow Cook-Off Insensitive Munitions Solutions for Solid Rocket Motors
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-08-C-7873
Award Amount: $99,978.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this proposal is to develop highly reliable technologies for initiating and venting large diameter SRMs subjected to slow cook-off. Systima with support from Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK), Tactical Propulsion and Controls Division, proposes to integrate auto-ignition propellant, safe and arm mechanisms, and novel techniques to sever large diameter rocket motor casing. In slow cook-off conditions, thermally controlled rocket motor case venting, by skin severance, greatly reduces the probability of an explosion, violent reaction, or detonation. Since solid propellants deflagrate before detonation, severing the rocket motor case prevents detonations and explosions caused by the buildup of abnormally high pressures inside a thermally weaken rocket motor case. Equally important Systima's proposed concepts do not place reactive materials next to the solid rocket propellant. The proposed concepts will likely improve fast cook-off compliance and furthermore should not increase the solid rocket motor (SRM) sensitivity to other stimuli, such as bullet impact or sympathetic detonations.

Principal Investigator:

Hunter Golden
Sr. Mechanical Engineer
4254874020
hunter.golden@systima.com

Business Contact:

Tom Prenzlow
General Manager
4254874020
tom.prenzlow@systima.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SYSTIMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1832 180th St. SE Bothell, WA 98012

EIN/Tax ID: 270011081
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No