Insensitive Munitions & Energetic Materials Technology Symposium

"Lower Cost Solutions for 21st Century IM/EM Requirements"

11 - 14 May 2009

Tucson, AZ


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Keynote Address:

IM Overview

DoD Ordnance Technology Consortium

Analysis of Throw Distance Produced by a Sub-detonative Munition Response

2A - IM Systems I

  • Replacement of Octol with IM Explosive in SMAW HEAA Warhead, Carrie Gonzalez, NSWC Indian Head Division
  • Common Low-Cost Insensitive Munitions Explosive Replacement for Comp B, Philip Samuels, US Army RDECOM-ARDEC
  • 120mm IMHE-T: Effective 120mm IM Solution, Jason Gaines, General Dynamics-OTS
  • Linear Demolition Charge Insensitive Munition (IM) Program, Robert Hutcheson, NSWC, Indian Head Division

2B - Synthesis I

  • Synthesis and Scale Up of Sym-Triaminotrinitrobenzene (Tatb) at Holston Army Ammunition Plant and Evaluation of PBXN-7 and PBXW-14, David Price, BAE Systems OSI
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Nano RDX, Dr. Victor Stepanov, US Army RDECOM-ARDEC
  • Process Improvement Studies for Scale-Up of HNS, Jacob Morris, BAE Systems OSI
  • Development Toward the Large Scale Synthesis of TEX, Sarah Headrick, ATK
  • Comparison Between Polymerization Techniques for Synthesis of Energetic Thermoplastic Elastomers, Khalifa Alkaabi, University of Stellenbosch

3A - Modeling I

  • Synthesis and Process Development of NONA: A Highly Thermally Stable Explosive, Dr. David Price, BAE Systems Holston Army Ammunition Plant
  • Modeling Fragmentation Performance of Insensitive Explosive Fragmentation Munitions, Vladimir Gold, US Army RDECOM-ARDEC
  • New IM Issue on Naval Platforms: Solid Rocket Motor (SRM) Pneumatic Explosion Risk. Effects Prediction Methodology, Nadège Duval, French MoD DGA/CAEPE
  • Safety Assessment Of Solid Rocket Motors, Nicolas Couroneau, French MoD/DGA/CAEPE

3B - Processing I

  • Press Technology of IHE Charges. A Cost Effective Manufacturing Method for IM, Richard Wild, Diehl BGT Defence
  • The Incorporation of New Refining Technologies Within the Existing Nitrocellulose Manufacturing Process at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant, Zachary Higginbotham, Alliant TechSystems Inc.
  • Novel Manufacturing Process Development for the High-Blast Explosive PAX-3, Brian Alexander, BAE Systems
  • Development And Optimization of a Production Scale Process for the Manufacture of IMX-101 Explosive at Holston Army Ammunition Plan, Curtis Teague, BAE Systems OSI

4A - Explosive FormulationS I

  • Advances in Cast Cure Explosives, Robert Hatch, ATK Launch Systems
  • An Insensitive Substitute for Composition A 3, Christian Spyckerelle, EURENCO
  • GUNTOL - Melt Cast for IM, Per Sjoberg, Eurenco Bofors AB
  • Development of Insensitive Aluminized Melt-Pour Explosive, Virgil Fung, BAE Systems

4B - Technology Resources

  • South African Navy Prioritisation of Ammunition for Insensitive Munitions (IM) THA and Characterisation, Klaas Steyn, South African Navy
  • SA Navy 76mm Ammunition IM Evolution From Prioritisation to Tha to Characterisation and Finally to IM Compliance, Cedric Brijraj, Armscor
  • DARTS & HEAT - Latest Components of The MSIAC IM Test Responses Databases Suite, Pierre Archambault, MSIAC
  • TEMPER: 2009 Development Roadmap, Emmanuel Lap├ębie, DGA/DET/CEG
  • Analyzing Production Processes of Energetic Materials Using Ultrasound Technology, Rajen Patel, US Army RDECOM-ARDEC


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

5A - Ingredients

  • Novel Plasticizers for IM compliant Solid Propellants, Ana Racoveanu, Physical Sciences, Inc.
  • FOX-7, An IM Ingredient Candidate - Where are We Today?, Henric OEstmark, Swedish Defence Research Agency, FOI
  • Evaluation of R8002, an Alternate Energetic Plasticizer to BDNP A/F, for use in DOD Munitions (Revised as of 3/17/09), Lilia Mastov, US Army RDECOM-ARDEC
  • A New Generation of Binder for Cast PBX, Bernard Mahe, EURENCO France
  • Qualify an Alternate Polyisobutylene (PIB) Supplier for Composition C-4 Manufacture, Brad Zastrow, US Army RDECOM-ARDEC

5B - IM Systems II

  • IM Improvements for the MK 22 Mod 4 Rocket Motor, Leandro Garcia, NSWC Indian Head Division
  • Propellant Blast Suppressive Transportation Box (PBSTB) - a Cost Effective Way to Improve the IMSignature of Rounds Packed in Transport Boxes, Jon Toreheim, Saab Bofors Dynamics AB
  • Modeling and Testing of Ceramic Armor Tile Survivability to Fragment Attack, Moran Shpitzer, Rafael
  • IM Solutions for Projectiles Crimped to Cartridges for Artillery Application, Phase II, Transition from Cartridge Case Venting to Insensitive Propellant, Carl Campagnuolo, SOCOM
  • Bomb Pallet Design for Sympathetic Detonation Abatement of 500 Pound General Purpose Bombs, Neal Lundwall, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division

6A - Explosive FormulationS II

  • CLX 533, A New Insensitive High Explosive, Eli Shachar, IMI-ISRAEL
  • Morphology and Shock Sensitivity in RDX Based Flexible PBX, Chagit Denekamp, Rafael - Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.
  • Processing Studies of DNAN Based Melt-Pour Explosive Formulations, Pierre Pelletier, GD-OTS Canada
  • Insensitive Enhanced Blast Formulations, Philippe Chabin, Eurenco France
  • FOX-7 based Insensitive Cast PBX, Christelle Collet, SNPE Materiaux Energetiques

6B - Modeling II

  • Modeling of Warhead Response to Projectile Impact with TEMPER Software, Pierre-François Péron, MSIAC
  • The Performance of Insensitive Blast Enhanced Explosives, Werner Arnold, MBDA-TDW
  • Institute for Multi Scale Reactive Modeling, William Davis, US Army RDECOM-ARDEC
  • Design for Insensitive Munitions Compliance of XM1069 120mm Multipurpose Tank Round, David Pfau, US Army RDECOM-ARDEC
  • Modeling Methodology for Predicting SCO Performance of the Excalibur Warhead, David Hunter, General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems

7A - Synthesis II

  • Laboratory Scale Nitration of Cellulose as a Cost Effective Risk Mitigation Tool for the Production of Nitrocellulose at Radford Army Ammunition Plant, Benjamin Vaughan, Alliant Tech Systems
  • Synthesis and Characterisation of NNHT (2-Nitrimino-5-nitro-hexahydro-1,3,5-triazine), Eamon Colclough, QinetiQ
  • Synthesis and Characterization of New Energetic, Insensitive Melt-Pour Candidates, David Price, BAE Systems OSI
  • Characterization of Existing Stockpile and Development of Synthetic Calcium Disilicide, Paul Anderson, US Army RDECOM-ARDEC
  • 1, 2, 4-Butanetriol Production at ATK - A Sustainable Solution, Steve Velarde, ATK Energetic Systems

7B - Testing I

  • Qualification Testing of the Insensitive TNT Replacement Explosive IMX-101, Anthony Di Stasio, US Army RDECOM-ARDEC
  • Qualification of ITEX-07 Explosive for Fuze Applications, Rainer Schirra, DyniTEC
  • Studies of HBU88B manufactured with CONUS RDX, Pierre Pelletier, GD-OTS Canada
  • Mitigation of Thermal Threats to Rocket Motors by Venting Devices Driven by Contracting Shape Memory Alloy Wire, John Cook, QinetiQ
  • Fragment Impact Studies of Complete and Sectioned Rocket Motors, Peter Haskins, QinetiQ Ltd

8A - Propellants

  • Qualitative Evaluation of Response of LOVA Gun Propellant Charge by Bullet Impact and Cook-Off, Jun Maruyama, Ground Systems Research Center, GSRC, TRDI, MOD
  • Insensitive Munitions (IM) Testing: 25mm Target Practice, Discarding Sabot with Trace (TPDS-T), M910 Cartridge using ECL Propellant, Bishara Elmasri, US Army RDECOM-ARDEC
  • Army Advanced Gun Propellant Formulations, Thelma Manning, US ARMY RDECOM ARDEC
  • A Stable Liquid Mono Propellant based on ADN, Per Sjoberg, Eurenco Bofors AB
  • Revolutionary Insensitive, Green and Healthier Training Technology with Reduced Adverse Contamination (RIGHTTRAC) Technology Demonstrator Program, Patrick Brousseau, DRDC Valcartier

8B - Technology

  • Managing the Development and Capability Investment of the IM Development Programs Through Science and Technology and Munitions Requirements, Ken Tomasello, Naval Sea Systems Command
  • High Rate Thermal Analysis of Propellant Based Cook-Off Mitigants, Duncan Langlois, ATK Energetics Systems
  • Characterization of the ageing of HTPB Binder based insensitive high explosive charge by Heat Flow Microcalorimetry, Chemiluminescence, GAP test and Dynamic Mechanical Analysis, Manfred Bohn, Fraunhofer Institut Chemische Technologie, ICT
  • Production of Aluminum Metal Matrix Composite Cases for Insensitive Munitions Testing, Brian Gordon, Touchstone Research Laboratory


Thursday, May 14, 2009

9A - Testing II

  • Accelerated Ageing Study of Low Sensitivity PBX Formulation - FPX V40, Mari-Ella Sairiala, PVTT
  • Roxel IM Technology, Analysis of Trial Results, Future IM Programmes in France and UK, Jean Claude Nugeyre, ROXEL
  • IM Response for Army Engineering Charges Based on FPX V40, Hannu Hytti, OY FORCIT AB
  • New Cost Effective Test Methods Within the IM Program, Rickard Lindström, Saab Bofors Test Center AB
  • Update on HTPE Propellant Service Life, Ted Comfort, ATK Mission Systems

9B - Processing II

  • Temperature Independant Gun Propellants Based on NC and DNDA For IM Ammunition, Dietmar Mueller, Fraunhofer Institut Chemische Technologie (ICT)
  • Co-Extrusion of Gun Propellants, Martijn Zebregs, TNO Defence, Security and Safety
  • Scale-up Of Energetic Nitrate Salts For Insensitive DEMN Formulations, Sarah Headrick, ATK

10A - Explosive Formulation III

  • Tailored Sensitivity Explosive Formulations, Bruno Nouguez, EURENCO France
  • Comp B Explosive Replacement Development, Robert Hatch, ATK Launch Systems
  • Recent Developments in Composition C-4: Towards an Alternate Binder and Reduced Sensitivity, James Owens, BAE Systems
  • Experimental Deviations from Conventional Critical Temperature Models for Non-ideal Explosive Formulations, Brian Roos, U.S. Army Research Laboratory

10B - IM/EM Issues

  • Pyrotechnic Mixture Substition for Explosives, Randall Busky, ATK Armament Systems Lake City
  • Thermal Analysis of IMX-101 Through Large Scale Slow Cook Off Testing, Alberto Carrillo, BAE Systems OSI
  • IM Response Descriptors - an Update for Assessment Processes, Thomas Swierk, NSWC Dahlgren
  • FITS, Finnish IM Technology Study, Kosti Nevala, Patria Land & Armament