L-126 Designing for Insensitive Munitions (IM)
February 2006Frédéric 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.