Publications - Warhead Technology

  • L-106 Ed1 Directory of IM Testing Facilities 1st Edition

    June 2004

    At the request of its Steering Committee and several customers, NIMIC has collected information in relation to test facilities that offer their IM testing services commercially to outside customers.

    Frédéric Peugeot (Warhead Technology) Michael Fisher (Propulsion Technology)
  • O-088 A Review of the recent IM Design Technology Workshop

    June 2004

    From its initial concept in the 1970s, Insensitive Munitions (IM) have developed and are now recognized as one of the key considerations when designing and/or procuring munitions.

    Ian J. Powell (Mitigation Methods) Pascal Marchandin (Warheads & Fuzes)Frédéric Peugeot (Warhead Technology)
  • L-101 The State of the Art of IM Design Technology

    February 2004

    NIMIC RESTRICTED  -  The report is restricted, the title and the abstract are unclassified, unlimited distribution

    Ian Powell (Mitigation Methods) Pascal Marchandin (Warheads & Fuzes)Frédéric Peugeot (Warhead Technology)
  • L-091 Rev Insensitive Munitions National Policies: the Key Differences

    February 2004

    AC/310 SG 4 agreed that the fundamental differences in approach to IM national policies should be resolved before preparing a new edition of STANAG 4439 and tasked NIMIC to conduct an investigation of IM methodologies applied by each country for assessing the IMness of munition

    Pascal Marchandin (Warheads & Fuzes)
  • L-102 RS-RDX: Literature Review and Discussions

    February 2004

    One area that has created great interest over the last few years in the insensitive munitions field is the existence and properties of reduced sensitivity-RDX (RS-RDX).

    Frédéric Peugeot (Detonics and Ballistics) Duncan Watt (Energetic Materials)
  • L-094 Ed2 IM Issues related to Gun Propelling Charges Design

    January 2004

    A NIMIC workshop, entitled IM Design Technology, sponsored by the Defence Ordnance Safety Group (DOSG, UK) in September 2003, was held in Shrivenham, UK. The aims of the workshop in respect of gun propelling charge design were:

    Frédéric Peugeot (Detonics and Ballistics) Susan Peters, NSWCIHD, USA Heather Gokee, NSWCIHD, USAIan Maxey, QinetiQ, UK Graham Roach, QinetiQ, UKPeter Henning, QinetiQ, UKPeter Lee, Peter Lee Consulting, UK Brian Isle, United Defense LP, USAMiguel Esteban, Santa Barbara Sistemas, Spain
  • L-100 Program Risk Reduction applied to Risk-based IM Assessment

    December 2003

    This document contains a guideline for performing an assessment of the IMness of a munition throughout all phases of its development cycle. It is important to note that this document does not impose a procedure.

    Frédéric Peugeot (Detonics and Ballistics) Michael Fisher (Propulsion Technology)
  • L-098 A Threat Hazard Assessment (THA) Methodology

    December 2003

    Depending on the circumstances in which people conduct their work, be it the military or industrial safety environments, the term Threat (and) Hazard Assessment (THA) has tended to have different interpretations and to be conducted using different approaches.

    Frédéric Peugeot (Detonics and Ballistics)
  • L-097 Assessing Thermal Threats

    December 2003

    Thermal threats to munitions lurk everywhere and a wide range of heating rates is expected in the actual threat environment.

    Frédéric Peugeot (Detonics and Ballistics)