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.
Welcome & Introduction by Session Chair
Mr. Noah Lieb
Hughes Associates, Inc.
KEYNOTE: Development of Next Generation Insensitive Munitions: A Success Story Presentation VideoVideoAbstract
Mr. Charlie Patel
U.S. Army – Project Manager Combat Ammunition Systems (PM CAS)
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
Update on Development of Low-Toxicity Obscurant Material (Presentation — Abstract)
Mr. Rutger Webb
Fundamental Energetic Materials Initiative (Presentation)
Dr. Clifford Bedford
Office of Naval Research
Research and Development of Energetic Ionic Liquids (Presentation — Video — Abstract)
Dr. Tom Hawkins
Air Force Research Laboratory
Mr. Noah Lieb