Developing Insensitive Munitions (IM) Modeling and Simulation Capability for Large Rocket Motors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-08-C-7909
Agency Tracking Number: B063-041-0475
Amount: $2,043,450.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA06-041
Solicitation Number: 2006.3
Small Business Information
CORVID TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
145 Overhill Drive, Mooresville, NC, 28117
DUNS: 040707460
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Cogar
 Project Manager
 (704) 799-6944
 john.cogar@corvidtec.com
Business Contact
 David Robinson
Title: President
Phone: (704) 799-6944
Email: david.robinson@corvidtec.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Based on our successful Phase I effort, Corvid Technologies is pleased to offer this proposal for the development of a first-principles numerical approach to modeling Solid Rocket Motor (SRM) response to unplanned thermal stimuli. We will implement the models identified in Phase I into our unified Lagrangian finite element solver Velodyne to solve the physics associated with cook-off in propellant materials as they are confined in SRM systems. Upon reaching the objectives of this proposal, our methodology will be used to predict the reaction of SRM systems to thermal stimuli to evaluate IM compliancy and provide insight to the performance of IM mitigation technology. This type of information will aid system designers and program managers make informed decisions what will reduce the cost of Missile Defense Agency programs and condense the schedule for deployment of SRMs within the Missile Defense System.

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