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2009 INSENSITIVE MUNITIONS AND ENERGETIC MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM

“Lower Cost Solutions For 21st Century IM/EM Requirements”

Tucson, AZ

11 - 14 May 2009

 
Agenda

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

·         Mr. Ron Carsten, Raytheon

 

IM OVERVIEW

·         Mr. Patrick Touzé, MSIAC

 

DOD ORDNANCE TECHNOLOGY CONSORTIUM

·         Mr. Matthew Beyard, OSD-ATL

 

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

·         Dr. Ernest Baker, US Army RDECOM-ARDEC

 

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

·         Development, Optimization, and Application of Combined Effects Explosives, Wendy Balas, US Army RDECOM-ARDEC

·         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 Lapébie, DGA/DET/CEG

·         Analyzing Production Processes of Energetic Materials Using Ultrasound Technology, Rajen Patel, US Army RDECOM-ARDEC

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Wednesday, 13 May 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

 

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Thursday, 14 May 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

 

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