Technical Session 3A
Next Generation Energetic Materials – Striking a Balance between Performance, Insensitivity, and Environmental Sustainability
Wednesday, November 30, 1:45–4:30 pm
Georgetown (Concourse Level)
Chair: Mr. Noah Lieb, Hughes Associates, Inc.
Keynote: Mr. Charlie Patel, U.S. Army – Project Manager Combat Ammunition Systems (PM CAS)
Description: Munitions contain energetic materials that perform specific functions including propulsion, blast, initiation, and generating visual and audible signals. These materials are highly reactive by their nature, which has made it difficult to manufacture, transport, store, use, and dispose of them. This session addressed the challenging issues of how to balance the inherent danger of these materials with the need to give our warfighters safe munitions that are cleanly producible and not harmful to the environment.
|1:45 PM||1:55 PM||Welcome & Introduction by Session Chair||Mr. Noah Lieb||Hughes Associates, Inc.|
|1:55 PM||2:25 PM|| KEYNOTE: Development of Next Generation Insensitive Munitions: A Success Story |
|Mr. Charlie Patel||U.S. Army – Project Manager Combat Ammunition Systems (PM CAS)|
|2:25 PM||2:50 PM|| Development of Environmentally Friendly Insensitive Pyrotechnic Munitions with Enhanced Battlefield Performance |
(Presentation — Abstract)
|Dr. Jesse Sabatini||U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center|
|2:50 PM||3:15 PM|| Update on Development of Low-Toxicity Obscurant Material |
(Presentation — Abstract)
|Mr. Rutger Webb||TNO|
|3:15 PM||3:35 PM||Break|
|3:35 PM||4:00 PM|| Fundamental Energetic Materials Initiative |
|Dr. Clifford Bedford||Office of Naval Research|
|4:00 PM||4:25 PM|| Research and Development of Energetic Ionic Liquids |
(Presentation — Video — Abstract)
|Dr. Tom Hawkins||Air Force Research Laboratory|
|4:25 PM||4:30 PM||Discussion/Wrap-Up||Mr. Noah Lieb|
Next Year’s Event
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