The Behavior within Minimum Signature Propellants during Impact IM Tests

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-10-C-0179
Agency Tracking Number: A093-128-0182
Amount: $69,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-128
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
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Principal Investigator
 John Cogar
 Project Manager
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Business Contact
 David Robinson
Title: President
Phone: (704) 799-6944
Research Institution
The objective of this proposal is to identify modeling and simulation (M&S) tools that will be useful in assessing rocket and missile propulsion systems for compliance with insensitive munitions (IM) requirements. The solicitation is focused on UN Hazard Class 1.1 minimum signature detonable propellants. Comprehensive testing to ascertain IM compliance for such systems is time-consuming and expensive. High-fidelity computational tools exist for similar propellant systems that can be used to address the assessment of existing and new propellants, serve as a design tool for reducing sensitivity, and act as a “numerical” test capability for certification against IM requirements. With continuing research and development as laid out in this proposal, these existing tools can be adapted to address the physical behavior of minimum signature propellants. Providing a solution to reduce or eliminate testing would make development of IM compliant rocket motors and missile systems cost effective and provide a means to speed up the qualification of new propellants.

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