Following many discussions and multiple iterations over two years, MSIAC has produced a largely self-consistent taxonomy and lexicon of terms related to defects in energetic materials and munition systems, based on the paradigm of materials science and engineering.
Matt Ferran (MSIAC) Dr. Matt Andrews (MSIAC)Dr. Kevin Jaansalu (MSIAC)Aurihona Wolff (ENSTA Bretagne)
Defects in energetic materials are relatively common and can have a significant impact on the safety and reliability of munitions, yet there is a lack of clarity in the use of terminology for describing and classifying these defects.
Dr Matthew ANDREWS (MSIAC)Dr Kevin JAANSALU (MSIAC)Matt FERRAN (MSIAC)Aurihona WOLFF (ENSTA Bretagne)
This report provides an overview of commonalities and differences of risk tolerability in relation to siting of Ammunition and Explosives (AE) storage, Range Safety (RS) and AE demolition in various nations. AE storage and RS have a number of parallels.
Martijn van der Voort (TSO Munitions Transport & Storage Safety)Matt Ferran (TSO Munition Systems)
Accidents involving explosive substances and articles belonging to Hazard Division 1.3 may expose involved persons and the public to thermal radiation; depending on the dose received, this may result in burns of varying severity, and even death.
This report addresses the implications of the presence of both conventional and insensitive munitions (IM) in a national stockpile, and presents theoretical methods to determine a critical amount or fraction of IM that may avoid escalation of accident scenarios (e.g.
Martijn van der Voort (MSIAC)Christelle Collet (MSIAC)Matt Ferran (MSIAC)Kevin Jaansalu (MSIAC)Wade Babcock (NOSSA)
Over the last 20 years, an array of portable electronic devices (PEDs) capable of low-power radiofrequency (RF) transmissions have become available for purchase as consumer electronics, and are a ubiquitous part of daily life.