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
Award Id:
20499
Agency Tracking Number:
20499
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3201 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
William J. Flis
(215) 386-4884
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
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.

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