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INSENSITIVE MUNITIONS SLOW COOKOFF PROTECTION CONCEPTS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
3668
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3668
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
APPLIED ORDNANCE TECHNOLOGY
103 Paul Mellon Court Waldorf, MD 20602
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: INSENSITIVE MUNITIONS SLOW COOKOFF PROTECTION CONCEPTS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $520,000.00
 

Abstract:

NAVY TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR INSENSITIVE MUNITIONS, NAVSEAINST 8020.5, STATES THAT "BURNING" IS THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE REACTION TO THE MIL-STD-2105 SLOW COOK-OFF TEST. TYPICAL REACTIONS IN THIS TEST ARE DETONATIONS OR PARTIAL DETONATIONS. ENERGETIC MATERIALS EXPOSED TO ELEVATED TEMPERATURES, UNDERGO A SLOW CHEMICAL REACTION, FINALLY REACHING A POINT OF AUTOCATALYTIC DECOMPOSITION, RESULTING IN VERY VIOLENT REACTIONS. A GREAT DEAL OF DATA HAS BEEN GENERATED ON MUNITIONS SLOW COOK-OFF TESTED. HOWEVER, THE INFORMATION IS SCATTERED, AND NOT AVAILABLE TO MUNITION DESIGNERS, OR TO SCIENTISTS ATTEMPTING TO DEVELOP PREDICTIVE MODELS, THAT CAN LEAD TO MINIMUM REACTIONS TO THIS TYPE OF THERMAL INPUT. THE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE OF THE PHASE I WORK IS TO OBTAIN AND CATALOGUE SLOW AND FAST COOK-OFF DATA FROM THE NAVY LABORATORIES AND CENTERS. THESE DATA WILL BE USED TO DEVELOP A PREDICTIVE MODEL TO HELP WEAPON DESIGNERS UNDERSTAND AND DESIGN MUNITIONS THAT WILL ONLY BURN RATHER DETONATE WHEN EXPOSED TO SLOW TO INTERMEDIATE THERMAL INPUT.

Principal Investigator:

Raymond L Beauregard
7038926778

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Ordnance Technology In
9015 Woodyard Rd - Ste 108 Clinton, MD 20735

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