L-126 Designing for Insensitive Munitions (IM)

February 2006
Frédéric Peugeot (Warhead Technology) Duncan Watt (Energetic Materials)Ian J. Powell (Mitigation Methods)

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:

  • The choice of the energetic materials (EMs)
  • The mitigation technologies and design tradeoffs integrated in the design of the case and more generally in the non-explosive parts of the munition.
  • The mitigation technologies and design tradeoffs integrated in the design of the packaging

These three key elements will be reviewed in this report.