2003 Insensitive Munitions & Energetic Materials Symposium

10-13 March 2003 

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Table of Contents

Tuesday, March 11, 2003

SESSION 1: Plenary Session

U.S. DoD Insensitive Munitions and Energetic Materials Program Perspective by Anthony Melita, OUSD (AT&L)

Future Direction: U.S. Navy’s Insensitive Munitions Office (NOSSA N6) by Donald Porada, USN NOSSA

Insensitive Munitions and the U.S. Army by Ken Duncan, TACOM-ARDEC

SESSION 2: Programs & Systems I

Development of IM Grenade Submunitions by Donald Geiss, Jr., TACOM-ARDEC

A System Approach to IM for Solid Rocket Motors--Composite Cases & Reduced Sensitivity Propellants by Paul Johnsen, NAWC and Michael Fisher, NMIC

Evaluation of Sympathetic Detonation Shielding Concepts for Ship-Stowed Munitions by Edward J. O’Connor, NSWC

SESSION 3: Formulation I

CL-20 PAX Explosives Formulation Development, Characterization, and Testing by Steven Nicolich, TACOM-ARDEC

Development of a Novel High Blast / High Fragmentation Melt Pour Explosive by John Niles, TACOM-ARDEC

SESSION 4: Policy I

The French I.M. Policy 10 Years After by Patrick Kernen and Patrick Lamy, DGA/IPE

Wednesday, March 12, 2003

SESSION 5A: Synthesis

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

SESSION 5b: Policy II

Towards an IM European Manufacturers Grouping by Ron Scott, Club Murat

French Unit Risk Assignment for IM Offers Visible Logistical Gains an Experience with a Muratized Guided Weapon by Patrick Kernen, DGA/IPE

Navy Insensitive Munitions Prioritization Methodology by 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 by George Thompson, Chemical Compliance Systems, Inc.

Recommendations For Shaped Charge Jet, Munitions Test Procedure Part 2 : Gun Propellant by Frédéric Peugeot, NIMIC

Topics of Interest: Ageing & Cook-off by Dr. Michael Sharp, TSO Energetic Materials

SESSION 6b: Modeling

What’s new on Club Murat CBA software? by Jean-Pierre Mazer, Club MURAT

South African Threat Hazard Analysis Approach Proposal by Henco Bezuidenhout, Naschem (Denel)

Numerical Simulation of Reaction Violence to Cook-off Experiments by David Desailly, SNPE CRB

Insensitive Munitions Programmes Overview by Andrew Wilson, BAE Systems Ordnance Systems, Inc.

A Comparison of Techniques for Modeling XDT in Explosives and Propellants by Edward J. O’Connor, NSWC Dahlgren Division

SESSION 7a: Processing

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

SESSION 7b: Formulation II

Advantage of Less Sensitive LTC Gun Propellant by Dr. Dietmar Mueller, Fraunhofer Institut Chemische Technologie (ICT)

Insensitive Energetics for Insensitive Munitions by Richard Wild, Diehl Munitionssysteme GmbH & Co. K.G.

Insensitive Munition Tests for Artillery Fuzes by Jason Fitzgerald-Smith, JUNGHANS Feinwerktechnik

SESSION 8a: Formulation III

Insensitive Munitions (IM) Melt Pour Explosive Development by Pamela Ferlazzo, TACOM-ARDEC

ARDEC Explosives Development: Melt/Pour Explosives Containing TNAZ by Michael Dewey, ATK-Thiokol Propulsion

Improved Insensitive Hytemp/DOA Bonded HMX and RDX Mixtures by Paste Process by Karl P. Rudolf, Diehl Munitionssysteme GmbH&CO, KG

SESSION 8b: Test & Evaluation II

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

Thursday, March 13, 2003

SESSION 9: Energetic Ingredients

Recent Advances in the DSTO Evaluation of Fox-7 by Dr. Ian Lochert, DSTO

Assessment of Australian Insensitive RDX by Dr. Ian Lochert, DSTO

Studies of the Crystallization of CL-20 by Scott Hamilton, ATK-Thiokol

SESSION 10: Programs & Systems II

KS22a The Insensitive High Explosive for Hard Target Defeat Applications by Dr. Werner Arnold, TDW GmbH

Process of Transferring New Energetic Materials from Concept to Production at Holston Army Ammunition Plant by Melissa Hobbs, BAE Systems Ordnance Systems, Inc.

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