An Improved Munition Container for Reduced Hazard Classification

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Amount:
$600,000.00
Award Year:
1995
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
20499
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Dyna East Corp
3201 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 William J. Flis
 (215) 386-4884
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We propose to develop an improved multi-purpose munition container with reduced hazard classification and ability to pass the fast cook-off test. The currently rielded container, when loaded with munitions and exposed to a large fuel fire, acts as a pressure vessel to contain the product gases evloved form the buring munitions inside, until it catastrophically ruptures, with a release of fragments and possible projection of munitions. Using special materials and design features, these containers will be modified to first thermally insulate the contained munitions from the fast cook-off environment; to vent the internal pressure of evolved gases or to fail in a controlled, non-fragmenting manner; and finally, to protect the contained munitions from fragments projected by nearby detonating munitions.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government