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Insensitive Munitions Modeling and Simulation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9113M-06-C-0020
Agency Tracking Number: A052-201-3174
Amount: $69,307.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A05-201
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-12-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-06-28
Small Business Information
149 Plantation Ridge Dr., Suite 170
Mooresville, NC 28117
United States
DUNS: 040707460
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Robert Nance
 Sr Design and Development Engineer
 (704) 799-6944
Business Contact
 David Robinson
Title: President
Phone: (704) 799-6944
Research Institution

Insensitive munitions (IM) design and testing for propulsion systems is hindered both by high test costs and the complexity of propellant responses to IM stimuli. Modeling and simulation tools for predictions of IM hazards are under development that characterize many of the pertinent phenomena, including damage sensitization to reaction and delayed-onset detonation. Such tools can provide many benefits to the development of IM propulsion systems. We will collaborate with the Thermal and Reactive Processes Department at Sandia National Laboratories, to survey these computational tools, exercise them for representative scenarios, assess their current utility for rocket and missile propulsion system IM predictions, and make recommendations for tool improvements to enhance their capabilities. Our innovation will be a streamlined process for using existing model frameworks in propulsion system IM assessments.

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