Insensitive Munitions & Energetic Materials Symposium

10 - 13 March 2003

Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Session 1: Plenary Session

  • U.S. DoD Insensitive Munitions and Energetic Materials Program Perspective, Anthony Melita, OUSD (AT&L)
  • Future Direction: U.S. Navy's Insensitive Munitions Office (NOSSA N6), Donald Porada, USN NOSSA
  • Insensitive Munitions and the U.S. Army, Ken Duncan, TACOM-ARDEC

Session 2: Programs & Systems I

  • Development of IM Grenade Submunitions, Donald Geiss, Jr., TACOM-ARDEC
  • A System Approach to IM for Solid Rocket Motors - Composite Cases & Reduced Sensitivity Propellants, Paul Johnsen, NAWC and Michael Fisher, NMIC
  • Evaluation of Sympathetic Detonation Shielding Concepts for Ship-Stowed Munitions, Edward J. O'Connor, NSWC

Session 3: Formulation I

  • CL-20 PAX Explosives Formulation Development, Characterization, and Testing, Steven Nicolich, TACOM-ARDEC
  • Development of a Novel High Blast / High Fragmentation Melt Pour Explosive, John Niles, TACOM-ARDEC

Session 4: Policy I


Wednesday, March 12, 2003

Session 5a: Synthesis

  • The Development of an Alternative Route to Triaminotrinitrobenzene, Dr. Stephen Velarde, ATK Alliant Techsystems, Thiokol Propulsion

Session 5b: Policy II

  • Towards an IM European Manufacturers Grouping, Ron Scott, Club Murat
  • French Unit Risk Assignment for IM Offers Visible Logistical Gains an Experience with a Muratized Guided Weapon, Patrick Kernen, DGA/IPE
  • Navy Insensitive Munitions Prioritization Methodology, Robert Maline, Naval Ordnance Safety & Security
  • Cost Benefit Analysis Studies of the Introduction of Insensitive Munitions: Is IM Cost of Ownership Cheaper?, by Pascal Marchandin, (NIMIC)

Session 6a: Test and Evaluation

  • Insensitive Munitions Analytical Compliance System (I-MACS) Concept, George Thompson, Chemical Compliance Systems, Inc.
  • Recommendations For Shaped Charge Jet, Munitions Test Procedure Part 2 : Gun Propellant, Frédéric Peugeot, NIMIC
  • Topics of Interest: Ageing & Cook-off, Dr. Michael Sharp, TSO Energetic Materials

Session 6b: Modeling

  • What's new on Club Murat CBA software?, Jean-Pierre Mazer, Club MURAT
  • South African Threat Hazard Analysis Approach Proposal, Henco Bezuidenhout, Naschem (Denel)
  • Numerical Simulation of Reaction Violence to Cook-off Experiments, David Desailly, SNPE CRB
  • Insensitive Munitions Programmes Overview, Andrew Wilson, BAE Systems Ordnance Systems, Inc.
  • A Comparison of Techniques for Modeling XDT in Explosives and Propellants, Edward J. O'Connor, NSWC Dahlgren Division

Session 7a: Processing

  • A New Energetic Prepolymer - Structurally Stable PGN Prepolymer, Edward J. O'Connor, NSWC Dahlgren Division

Session 7b: Formulation II

  • Advantage of Less Sensitive LTC Gun Propellant, Dr. Dietmar Mueller, Fraunhofer Institut Chemische Technologie (ICT)
  • Insensitive Energetics for Insensitive Munitions, Richard Wild, Diehl Munitionssysteme GmbH & Co. K.G.
  • Insensitive Munition Tests for Artillery Fuzes, Jason Fitzgerald-Smith, JUNGHANS Feinwerktechnik

Session 8a: Formulation III

  • Insensitive Munitions (IM) Melt Pour Explosive Development, Pamela Ferlazzo, TACOM-ARDEC
  • ARDEC Explosives Development: Melt/Pour Explosives Containing TNAZ, Michael Dewey, ATK-Thiokol Propulsion
  • Improved Insensitive Hytemp/DOA Bonded HMX and RDX Mixtures by Paste Process, Karl P. Rudolf, Diehl Munitionssysteme GmbH & Co, KG

Session 8b: Test & Evaluation II

  • Investigation of IM Benefits for Navy Applications, Dr. Patrick N. Carlton, Orion International Technology, Inc.


Thursday, March 13, 2003

Session 9: Energetic Ingredients

Session 10: Programs & Systems II

  • KS22a The Insensitive High Explosive for Hard Target Defeat Applications, Dr. Werner Arnold, TDW GmbH
  • Process of Transferring New Energetic Materials from Concept to Production at Holston Army Ammunition Plant, Melissa Hobbs, BAE Systems Ordnance Systems, Inc.