Insensitive Munitions Modeling and Simulation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9113M-06-C-0008
Agency Tracking Number: A052-201-1830
Amount: $68,881.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: A05-201
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
7057 Old Madison Pike, Suite 200, P.O. Box 11723, Huntsville, AL, 35814
DUNS: 019922855
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 James Woosley
 Chief Scientist
 (256) 705-5431
 jwoosley@3drc.com
Business Contact
 Kathryn Powers
Title: Manager of Contracts and Pricing
Phone: (256) 705-5424
Email: kpowers@3drc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
3D Research Corporation and Aerojet, Incorporated, propose a novel approach to munitions modeling to assure the munitions meets Insensitive Munitions (IM) requirements of DoDD 5000.2-R and MIL-STD-2105C. IM validation of munitions requires extensive testing, and it is necessary to develop analytical approaches which accelerate the design process for IM compliance. The proposed approach evaluates all system factors which contribute to munitions susceptibility to unplanned stimuli and uses best-in-class computer modeling techniques to address each potential risk. At a time when munitions safety is becoming increasingly important, there have been no designs which have successfully bridged the gap between safety and performance; this model is necessary to close that gap. 3D Research and Aerojet together have the management skills and technical expertise to resolve this critical issue. During Phase I we will address the principal organizational and mathematical features of the model, comparing them with historical data from previous IM systems tests to assure the modeling approach provides the required fidelity and can be supported by the data. This will permit successful code development and verification for the software model during Phase II.

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