Insensitive Munitions Modeling and Simulation
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
3D Research Corporation and Aerojet, Incorporated, propose a novel approach to munitions modeling to assure the munitions meets Insensitive Munitions (IM) requirements of DoDD 5000.2-R and MIL-STD-2105C. IM validation of munitions requires extensive testing, and it is necessary to develop analytical approaches which accelerate the design process for IM compliance. The proposed approach evaluates all system factors which contribute to munitions susceptibility to unplanned stimuli and uses best-in-class computer modeling techniques to address each potential risk. At a time when munitions safety is becoming increasingly important, there have been no designs which have successfully bridged the gap between safety and performance; this model is necessary to close that gap. 3D Research and Aerojet together have the management skills and technical expertise to resolve this critical issue. During Phase I we will address the principal organizational and mathematical features of the model, comparing them with historical data from previous IM systems tests to assure the modeling approach provides the required fidelity and can be supported by the data. This will permit successful code development and verification for the software model during Phase II.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Kathryn W. Powers
Manager of Contracts and Pricing
3D RESEARCH CORP.
7057 Old Madison Pike, Suite 200, P.O. Box 11723 Huntsville, AL 35814
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