Insensitive Munitions & Energetic Materials Technology Symposium

"Insensitive Munitions & Energetic Materials Advancements & Their Benefits to the Warfighter"

14 - 17 May 2012

Las Vegas, NV

On Site Agenda - Session A
On Site Agenda - Session B

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Keynote Address:

Plenary Paper Presentation

  • 14103 - Life Cycle Demilitarization Considerations for IM Development
    Presenter: Mr. Anthony Di Stasio, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC

Awards Presentations


Breakout Presentations

Session 1A - Systems 1

  • 13904 - Test and Characterization of DLE-C054 in 120-mm Mortars, Dr. Robert Hatch, ATK Aerospace Systems
  • 13857 - 81mm HE Mortar Cartridges M889A1, M889A2, and M821A12 Harmonized IM/FHC Testing results, Mr. Daniel Zaloga, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC
  • 13832 - Insensitive Cast Plastic Bonded Explosive Solution For a 76 mm Shell, Mr. Philippe Chabin, EURENCO
  • 13813 - IMI 120mm IM HE-MP Ammunition, Mr. Eli Shachar, IMI-ISRAEL
  • 13819 - 60/81 HE Mortar IM Enhancement program, Mr. Nickolas Baldwin, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC

Session 1B - Synthesis

  • 13715 - DNGU: Synthesis, Formulation, and Testing of an Affordable, Less-Sensitive Energetic Material, Dr. Neil Tucker, BAE Systems
  • 13814 - Towards Low-cost TATB Based Formulations, Ms. Anne Keromnes-Wuillaume, CEA Le Ripault
  • 13872 - Manufacture of Sym-Triaminotrinitrobenzene (TATB) by the Benziger Method at Holston Army Ammunition Plant, Mr. Mike Ervin, BAE Systems
  • 13897 - Preparation of Common Nitrate Esters by Mild Nitration of Polyols, Dr. Nicholas Straessler, ATK Aerospace Systems
  • 13690 - TEX: A Rational, Next-Generation IM Explosive & Propellant Component, Dr. Steve Velarde, ATK Energetic Systems

Session 2A - Testing 1

  • 13893 - Predictive Modeling of LSGT Performance Rsults for Composition C-4, Mr. Matt Hathaway, BAE Systems
  • 13817 - Reactive Material Formulation Study For Surface Ignition of Xplosive, Ms. Nausheen Al-Shehab, Picatinny Arsenal
  • 13676 - Removing Full-Scale Testing Barriers: A Fundamental Detonation Characterization Technique For Novel Energetic Formulations at the Laboratory Scale, Dr. Matthew Biss, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
  • 13882 - Insensitive Munition Logistical Configuration Testing, Mr. Michael Birch, Raytheon Missile Systems

Session 2B - Ingredients 1

  • 13880 - Demonstration of 1-Nitramino-2,3-Dinitroxypropane as an Energetic Plasticizer Component in an HMX-Base PBX, Mr. Mike Willcox, AWE
  • 13876 - Studies on RDX of Improved Crystal Quality, Dr. Sarah Headrick, BAE Systems
  • 13844 - NTO For Insensitive Compositions, Ms. Genevieve Eck, EURENCO
  • 13809 - Development of an Efficient Alternative Process for DNAN Production, Dr. Sarah Headrick, BAE Systems

Session 3A - IM Technologies 1

  • 13929 - Freedm (Future Requirements of Enhanced Energetics for Decisive Munitions), Mr. Anthony Di Stasio, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC
  • 13804 - A Novel Tuneable Effects Explosive Charge, Dr. Eamon Colclough, QinetiQ
  • 13669 - MSIAC Workshop on IM Technology Gaps - How to Reduce Munitions Effects to Fragment, Shaped Charge Jet and Explosively Formed Projectiles Aggressions?, Dr. Pierre-Francois Peron, MSIAC
  • 13848 - Characterization of Voids in an Insensitive RDX-based Nanocomposite Explosive, Dr. Hongwei Qiu, Stevens Institute of Technology

Session 3B - Formulations 1

  • 14113 - Exploring the HMX-Based PBXS With the TATB Shock Sensitivity, Dr. Igor Plaksin, ADAI, University of Coimbra
  • 13884 - Development and Evaluation of Granular Insensitive Melt Pour Explosives, Mr. Alberto Carrillo, BAE Systems
  • 13840 - Decreasing Shock-Sensitivity by Coating Nitramine Particles With FOX-7 or FOX-12, Mr. Peter Gerber, Fraunhofer ICT
  • 13827 - Underwater Performance Demonstrations and IM Responses of Two Insensitive Explosives, Mrs. Mari-Ella Sairiala, PVTT

Session 4A - Standardization 1

  • 13785 - IM Technology Gap Workshop - Gun Propulsion Technology, Mr. Emmanuel Schultz, MSIAC
  • 13842 - EDA Joint Project on Insensitive Munitions & Ageing (IMA): Overview, Mrs. Caroline Nguyen, SAFRAN SME Le Bouchet Research Centre
  • 13874 - MSIAC IM Databases - Benefits of Web-Based Migration, Dr. Pierre-Francois Peron, MSIAC

Session 4B - Processing 1

  • 13869 - Development and Scale Up of New Process For Production of High Purity ADN, Mrs. Helen Stenmark, EURENCO
  • 13850 - Large Scale Manufacturing of Insensitive Explosive IMX-104, Mr. Virgil Fung, BAE Systems
  • 13899 - Recent Developments in CL-20 Synthesis and Processing, Dr. Nicholas Straessler, ATK Aerospace Systems
  • 14102 - Nitrotriazolone (NTO) Process Optimization: Improved Manufacturing Technology For Insensitive Munitions, Mr. Timothy Dawag, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Breakout Presentations

Session 5A - IM Technologies 2

  • 13641 - Sting Ray Torpedo - IM Warhead System Insertion, Mr. Chuck Spencer, BAE Systems
  • 13907 - Solid Rocket Motor Venting Solutions, Mr. Peter Cahill, Aerojet
  • 14101 - IM Tactical Rocket Motor Failure Mode Analysis Protocol, Mr. Raymond Coleno, Roxel France

Session 5B - Munitions Technologies

  • 13865 - Translating the IM Behaviour of Munitions to Operational Consequences, Mr. Peter Hooijmeijer, TNO
  • 13895 - Demn-based IM Formulations for the 120mm Mortar, Dr. Eric Bukowski, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
  • 13915 - 60/81mm Projectiles Filled with IMX-104, Mr. Erik Boykin, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC
  • 13928 - 81mm Reliability Testing, Mr. Daniel Zaloga, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC

Session 6A - Systems 2

  • 14591 - Success in Venting Penetrator Warheads, Mr. Stephen Kelley, Air Armament Center, Eglin AFB
  • 13826 - 40mm Enhanced Blast Insensitive Explosive Muntions, Mr. Aw Cheng Hok, ST Kinetics
  • 13845 - New French IM GP Bombs: Development Update, Mr. Laurent Delrieu, French MoD-DGA
  • 13816 - Testing of an IM Upgraded M430A1 40mm Grenade, Ms. Nausheen Al-Shehab, Picatinny Arsenal
  • 14116 - Critical Energetic Materials Initiative, Mr. David Olson, OUSD(AT&L)/S&TS/Land Warfare and Munitions

Session 6B - Characterization 1

  • 13909 - Heating Rate Effect on Slow Cook-off Response, Dr. Ernest Baker, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC
  • 13887 - Emission Spectroscopy on Wire Explosions, Mr. Sebastian Knapp, Fraunhofer Institut für Chemische Technologie ICT
  • 13896 - Characterization of Ageing of NC Based Gun Propellants by Molar Mass Degradation of Nitrocellulose and its Modelling by Random Chain Scission Models, Dr. Manfred Bohn, Fraunhofer ICT
  • 13830 - Characterization of 2, 4-Dinitroanisole (DNAN), Mr. Philip Samuels, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC

Session 7A - Testing 2

  • 13764 - Shaped Charge Jet Initiation Phenomena of Plastic Bonded High Explosives, Dr. Werner Arnold, MBDA-TDW
  • 13825 - Reactive Material Candidates For Low Collateral Damage-Part 1: Arena Testing, Mr. Jeff Widener, ATK Aerospace Systems
  • 13910 - Army Institute For Multi Scale Reactive Modeling Advances, Mr. Daniel Murphy, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC
  • 13868 - Tube Testing For IM Assessment of the Booster Explosives PBXN-5 and ITEX-07, Mr. Helmut Zoellner, DynITEC GmbH
  • 13866 - An EFP Impact in Comparison With the IM Fragment Impact Test, Mr. Gert Scholtes, TNO

Session 7B - Formulations 2

  • 13906 - Exudation Problems and Solutions With the GIM Melt-Cast Explosive, Mr. Marc Brassard, Defence R&D Canada Valcartier
  • 13815 - Studies on OSX-12 Formulation, an Aluminized DNAN Based Melt-Pour Explosive, Ms. Annie Vézina, General Dynamics-OTS, Canada
  • 13632 - Development and Characterisation of a Based TNT IM Explosive Composition XF®11585. Applications For the 60mm to 120mm Caliber Range, Mr. Christophe Coulouarn, Nexter Munitions
  • 13846 - A New Generation of Malleable Plastic Explosive Blocks, Mr. Bernard Mahé, EURENCO

Session 8A - Propellants and Propulsion Formulations<

  • 13625 - ECL® - A New Propellant Technology Has Reached Maturity, Dr. Beat Vogelsanger, Nitrochemie Wimmis AG
  • 13803 - Bringing IM Propellants Within Reach, Mr. Tom Somerville, BAE System
  • 13854 - ARDEC Igniters for Gun Systems, Dr. Eugene Rozumov, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC
  • 13881 - Improved IM Properties of an RDX/TPE Based Lova Propellant For Artillery Applications, Dr. Chris van Driel, TNO
  • 13738 - Scale-up of the Insensitive Energetic Binder, Eellulose Acetate Nitrate and Development of IM-Can Based Gun Propellants, Dr. Thelma Manning, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC

Session 8B - Processing 2

  • 13878 - Explosives Coating Via Advanced Cluster Energetics Fluid Energy Mill Technology, Mr. Alberto Carrillo, BAE Systems
  • 13805 - Analyzing Production Processes of Energetic Materials Using Ultrasound Technology, Mr. Rajen Patel, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC
  • 13879 - Novel Manufacturing Process For the Thermobaric Explosives PBXIH-18 at Holston Army Ammunition Plant, Mr. Mike Ervin, BAE Systems
  • 13903 - Compression Molding of Ultra-Fine TATB With Various Mold Releases, Dr. D. Mark Hoffman, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • 13862 - Process Improvement and Optimization of Insensitive Explosive IMX-101, Mr. Virgil Fung, BAE Systems


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Breakout Presentations

Session 9A - Propellants and Propulsion Systems

  • 13873 - Follow-up to Less Sensitive and "Green" Propellant, Mr. Charles Wiehahn, Rheinmetall Denel Munition
  • 13851 - Development of Electrically Controlled Energetic Materials For 120mm Tank Igniters, Dr. Kimberly Chung, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC
  • 14112 - Impact Mitigation Approach For the 105mm Artillery Propulsion System, Mr. Tony Wey, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC
  • 14109 - Characteristics of Propellant Bed Reaction When Subjected to High Velocity Fragment Impact, Mr. Brian Krzewinski, U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Session 9B - Characterization 2

  • 13829 - Irreversible Growth of DNAN Based Formulations, Mr. Philip Samuels, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC
  • 13870 - FOX-7; Main Characteristics and Parameters With Impact on Sensitivity of Crystals and Formulations, Dr. Janis Ritums, Swedish Defence Research Agency
  • 13926 - Development and Characterization of New Families of Explosives Able to Generate Specific Effects, Mrs. Christelle Collet, SAFRAN SME
  • 13675 - Formulation and Characterizations of Nanoenergetic Compositions, Dr. Arnaud Beaucamp, CEA/DAM Le Ripault
  • 13852 - IMX-104 Characterization For DoD QUalification, Ms. Leila Zunino, U.S. Army, PM-Combat Ammunition Systems

Session 10A - Standardization 2

  • 13828 - A New Impulse For the French Murat Policy, Mr. Serge Bordachar, DGA/IPE
  • 13729 - Instrumentation of Liquid Fuel Fires, Mr. Kevin Ford, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division
  • 13639 - Heat Flux and Thermal Response Measurements For Designing a Propane Fuel Fast Cook-off Test Apparatus, Dr. Jon Yagla, Kratos Defense
  • 13651 - The IM Ship: Design Considerations to Mitigate Munition Hazards, Mr. Thomas Swierk, NAVSEA/NSWC Dahlgren
  • 13849 - Shaped Charge Jet Attacks: What Shaped Charge? Which Test Set-Up?, Mr. Yves Guengant, IMEMG

Session 10B - Formulations 3

  • 13650 - Assessment of Demn-Bbased IM Formulations For Octol Replacement, Dr. Eric Bukowski, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
  • 13888 - A Safe and Effective Method to Remotely Mix Small Quantities of Energetic Compositions, Mr. Brad Cragun, ATK Aerospace Systems
  • 13889 - Meltable Explosives For Pressed Applications, Mr. Omar Abbassi, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC
  • 13847 - DLE-C067: A New Insensitive Cast-Cure Formulation For Large Munition Use, Mr. Michael Adams, ATK Aerospace Systems