Ageing & Stability

Synthesis on EDA Project on Insensitive Munitions & Ageing Julien Moriceau, HERAKLES, France New Stabilizers for NC-propellants Evaluated in Rocket Propellants Erik Tunestål, EURENCO Bofors AB, Sweden Accelerated Degradation Tests of IM-Compliant Polymer Bonded Explosives Tracey Temple, Cranfield University Defence Academy, UK Design of Safe Energetic Processes Using the Advanced Flow Reactor Jerry Salan, Nalas Engineering Services, Centerbrook, USA Methodology to Assess the Effects of Explosives Ageing on the IM Response of Munitions Peter Milner, […]

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Formulations

Evaluation of a Low Toxicity RDX Replacement for Minimum Smoke Rocket Propellant Formulations Dr Bradley Sleadd, NSWC, Indian Head, USA Qualification of a New IM Composition Christelle Songy, EURENCO, France   Recent Developments in the Formulation of High Explosives Geneviève Eck / Helen Stenmark, EURENCO, France US Army FREEDM Initiative Anthony R Di Stasio, US Army, ARDEC, USA A Systems Approach for Demilitarization of Melt-Cast Insensitive Munitions   Christophe Coulouarn, NEXTER Munitions, France

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IM Testing

Reconciling Developmental Weapons Safety Tests in MIL-STD-2015 Ken Tomasello, NOSSA, Indian Head, USA IM Testing of the XM25 HEAB Cartridge Nausheen Al-Shehab, ARDEC, Picatinny Arsenal, USA Heavy Fragment Impact Testing of RDX/AI/HTPB PBX Filled Warheads Nathan JI White, MoD/DE&S, UK Challenging v²d Dr Werner Arnold, MBDA-TDW, Germany Thermal Modeling the SCO Response of a TOW2B EFP Nausheen Al-Shehab, ARDEC, Picatinny Arsenal, USA Progress on Insensitive Munitions Technology Application in the Weapons Environment in South Africa […]

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Processing

Re-Establishing 1,3,5-Triamino-2,4,6 Trinitrobenzene (TATB) Production in the US Timothy I Mahoney, NAWC, China Lake, USA Microreactor Flow Synthesis of the Insensitive High Explosive 2,6-Diamino-3,5-Dinitropyrazine-1-Oxide (LLM-105) Dr Nathaniel B Zuckerman, PhD, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA A Modernized IM Melt Pour Explosive Manufacturing Facility at Holston Army Ammunition Plant Virgil Fung, BAE Systems, USA Explosives Coating via Advanced Cluster Energetics (ACE) Fluid Energy Mill (FEM) Technology Mike Ervin, BAE Systems, USA Novel Processing Techniques to Manufacture […]

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Ingredients

Performance of ADN/GAP Propellants Compared to AI/AP/HTPB Volker J Gettwert, Fraunhofer ICT, Germany DNAN-Based Explosives Filling Process Toxicological Studies Pierre Pelletier, General Dynamics-OTS, Canada A Reduced Toxicity Deterrent for Single Base Propellants Dr Ashley Jones, Australian Munitions, Thales, Australia Tailoring Particle Size Distribution and Morphology of LLM-105 Dr David am Ende, Nalas Engineering, USA Decreasing Shock Sensitivity of PBX with New Energetic Thermoplastic Elastomers Marcel Holler, Fraunhofer ICT, Germany  

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Testing

Improved Platform Vulnerability/Lethality Assessment Using TNO’s Toolbox for IM-Threat Response Calculations Gert J Scholtes, TNO Defence, The Netherlands Analysis & Case Study on the Real World Transport & Storage of IM? Thomas Taylor, MSIAC, NATO Characterization of Granular IMX-104 Anthony R Di Stasio, ARDEC, Picatinny Arsenal, USA Brookfield Viscosity Test Development for IMX Formulations Matt W Hathaway, BAE Systems, USA Particle Size Image Analysis of Explosive Formulation & Ingredients Dr Jeremy Headrick, BAE Systems, USA […]

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Policy

Review & Update of STANAG 4526 Shaped Charge Jet, Munitions Test Procedure Dr Brian E Fuchs, ARDEC, Picatinny Arsenal, USA An International Review of the STANAG 4496, Fragment Impact Test Emmanuel Schultz, MSIAC, NATO Insensitive Munitions Industry Contribution for the AOP 39 Response Descriptors Improvements Yves Guengant, IMEMG, Europe Harmonization and Improvements to Fast Heating Test Procedures – IMEMG Proposals Marie De Bats, IMEMG, Europe Proposed Changes to Hazard Division (HD) 1.2 Criteria for Storage […]

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Synthesis

Energetic Ingredients Research for FREEDM Program Dr Jacob Morris, BAE Systems, USA GrIMEx (Green IM Explosive): Development of Novel IM Comp B Replacements Based on Green TNT and RDX Replacements Dr David W Price, BAE Systems, USA Dihydroxylammonium 5,5′-bis-tetrazole-1,1′-diolate (TKX-50) Synthesis & Lab Scale Characterization Steven M. Nicolich, ARDEC, Picatinny Arsenal, USA Synthesis of Propyl Nitroguanidine Dr Sarah A Headrick, BAE Systems, USA Synthesis & Small-Scale Performance Characterization of New Insensitive Energetic Compounds Dr Alan […]

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Modelling / Test Standards

AOP39 Evolution: The French Proposal Florian Pechoux, MoD/DGA EM Test Centre, France STANAG / AOP 4240: The NEW Fuel Fire Test Standard Manfred Becker, MSIAC, NATO   ASSIM: The Help To Decision Tool to Optimise IM Signature Specification Rémi Boulanger, IMEMG, Europe MTM – Mitigation Techniques for Munitions Emmanuel Schultz, MSIAC, NATO IMEMG EWG: A Review of Computer Models to Aid the design & Assessment of IM Performance Georg Unterhuber, IMEMG, Europe New Melt-Cast High Explosive […]

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Systems

Storm Shadow Missile – Demonstration of IM Performance Through Life David Crofts, MBDA-UK, UK Scheme to Reliably Initiate Insensitive Fill in the 500 pound Warhead Stephen E. Kelley, Qualis Corporation, USA TNT Hazard Response and Applicability to Counter-Rockets, Artillery & Mortar Richard Townsley, QinetiQ, UK IM assessment for a state of the art 155mm HE round Gunnar Ove Nevstad, Forsvarets Forskninginstitutt, Norway Novel Insensitive Precision Guided Bombs Using TDWs Low-Cost Scalable Effects Technology Dr Markus […]

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