Publications - Propulsion Technology

  • L-086 Ed2 Fragment Impact Testing: MSIAC's Review and Proposal

    September 2007

    One of the potential threats identified in NATO STANAG 4439, Policy for Introduction, Assessment and Testing for Insensitive Munitions, is Fragmenting Munition Attack, or Fragment Impact as it is more commonly known.

    Michael Fisher (Propulsion Technology) Frédéric Peugeot (Warhead Technology)& Updated by Pierre Archambault (Propulsion Technology)
  • O-102 Ed4 The Munitions Safety Information Analysis Center (MSIAC)

    July 2006

    Since its founding over 15 years ago, the NATO Insensitive Munitions Information Center (NIMIC) has been dedicated to the acquisition, compilation and analysis of information pertaining to insensitive munitions (IM).

    Eric Deschambault (Munitions Logistics - Transport and Storage) Duncan Watt (Energetic Materials)
  • L-126 Designing for Insensitive Munitions (IM)

    February 2006

    The most effective method for achieving a successful Insensitive Munition (IM) design is to use a systems approach. The three key elements in the IM systems approach are:

    Frédéric Peugeot (Warhead Technology) Duncan Watt (Energetic Materials)Ian J. Powell (Mitigation Methods)
  • L-124 Rapid IM Prioritisation methodology

    January 2006

    The methodology described in this report provides a simple but effective way to generate a rapid assessment of vulnerability of munition stockpiles whether in magazines or platforms.

    Ian J. Powell (Mitigation Methods) Frédéric Peugeot (Warhead Technology)
  • O-103 Review of the Use of HTPE in Rocket Motor propellants

    November 2005

    A new family of propellants based on the hydroxyl-terminated polyether (HTPE) polymer has moved into the forefront of solid propellant technology for tactical missile rocket motors, mainly because of a reduced sensitivity to Insensitive Munitions (IM) stimuli.

    Michael Fisher (CPIA, Johns Hopkins University)Ian J. Powell (Mitigation Methods) Duncan Watt (Energetic Materials)
  • O-102 Ed3 The Munitions Safety Information Analysis Center (MSIAC)

    November 2005

    Since its founding over 15 years ago, the NATO Insensitive Munitions Information Center (NIMIC) has been dedicated to the acquisition, compilation and analysis of information pertaining to insensitive munitions (IM).

    Eric Deschambault (Munitions Logistics - Transport and Storage) Frédéric Peugeot (Warhead Technology)Ian J. Powell (Mitigation Methods)Patrick Touzé (Project Manager)Duncan Watt (Energetic Materials)
  • L-115 Rev Comparison of Vulnerability and Performance of Insensitive Munitions (IM) and Non-IM Directed Energy Warheads

    August 2005

    The current major design drivers for modern-day weapon systems include the increasing demand for both improved performance to defeat new or perceived future targets and for improved insensitiveness of the weapon system to unplanned, accidental stimuli.

    Frédéric Peugeot (Warhead Technology) Sjoerd P.J. de Bruijn (Royal Netherlands Military Academy)Ian Powell (Propulsion Technology)

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