INSENSITIVE MUNITIONS CONTAINERS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
8523
Agency Tracking Number:
8523
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3201 Arch St - 3rd Fl, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr William J Flis
(215) 386-4884
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
CURRENT NAVY MUNITION CONTAINERS PROVIDE INADEQUATE PROTECTION FROM A WIDE SPECTRUM OF THREATS. THIS LACK OF PROTECTION MAY RESULT IN DETONATION OF THE SHIP'S MAGAZINE. CURRENT MUNITION CONTAINER DESIGNS MUST MEET REQUIREMENTS FOR VIBRATION, ENVIRONMENT, HANDLING, MAINTAINABILITY, SIZE, AND WEIGHT, BUT DO NOT ADDRESS INSENSITIVEMUNITION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS OF PROTECTION AGAINST FRAGEMENT/BULLET IMPACT AND SYMPATHETIC DETONATION. OUR GOAL IS TO REDUCE THE PROBABILITY OF A DETONATION/EXPLOSION OF THE MUNITION WHILE STORED IN THE CONTAINER. A COST-EFFECTIVE AND TIMELY SOLUATION TO THIS TECHNICAL CHALLENGE CAN BE OBTAINED BY INTEGRATING MODERN ARMOR MATERIAL TECHNOLOGY AND SYMPATHETIC DETONATION PROTECTION SYSTEMS INTO THE DESIGN OF THE MUNITION CONTAINERS. BASED ON RECENT TESTING DYNA EAST PERFORMED FOR FMC AND MARTIN MARIETTA, AND PRELIMINARY REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE, SEVERAL INNOVATIVE DESIGNS APPEAR PROMISING. BOTH FMC AND MARTIN MARIETTA, PRIME MANUFACTURERS OF THE VLS AND OTHER WEAPON CONTAINER SYSTEMS, HAVE AGREED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROPOSAL PROGRAM. THEIR EXPERTISE WILL BE SOUGHT RESPECT TO MANUFACTURABILITY, SYSTEM COST AND GENERAL FEASIBILITY OF APPROACH. IN THIS PROGRAM WE WILL INTEGRATE ADVANCED CALCULATIONAL METHODS AND TEST TECHNIQUES TO PROVIDE THE NAVY WITH NOT ONLY IMPROVED CONTAINER CONFIGURATIONS DESIGNS BUT AN IMPROVED DESIGN METHODOLOGY.

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