Development of Fast and Slow Cook-off Mitigation Sensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-09-C-7170
Agency Tracking Number: B083-044-0307
Amount: $99,976.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA08-044
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
1832 180th St. SE, Bothell, WA, 98012
DUNS: 086581902
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Hunter Golden
 Sr. Mechanical Engineer
 (425) 487-4020
 hunter.golden@systima.com
Business Contact
 Tom Prenzlow
Title: President
Phone: (425) 487-4020
Email: tom.prenzlow@systima.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objective of this proposal is to develop highly reliable technologies for a fast and slow cook-off mitigation sensor activated by thermal energy. Systima proposes to integrate an auto initiator, MIL-STD-1901A safe and arm mechanisms, and novel techniques into a sensor that will initiate a venting system. Systima’s approach provides a method to safely and reliably initiate rocket motor case venting systems to prevent fire induced catastrophic munition or rocket motor failure without the need for standard batteries, special thermal sensors, wires, etc. Typically an externally powered mil-standard squib or NASA Standard Initiator (NSI) activates these venting systems. One of Systima’s approaches simplifies the system by combining both the squib and “power source” into a single sensor/activation unit. Systima’s other approach combines existing technologies in new and novel ways to power the mil-standard squib. The auto initiator in Systima’s mitigation sensor will make the venting system, both a passive and active system, looking for and activating at the appropriate temperature. When the sensor detects the appropriate conditions (i.e., fire or explosion) it will self activate and then initiate the highly responsive venting system, such as Linear Shape Charge (LSC).

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