Expedited Transition of Propulsion Modeling & Simulation Capability

Period of Performance: 11/14/2008 - 11/14/2010

$1.18MM

Phase 2 STTR

Recipient Firm

Strategic Insight, Ltd.
241 18th Street, South
Arlington, VA 22202
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Research Institution

Lawrence Livermore National Lab
P.O.Box 808
Livermore, CA 94551
Institution POC

Abstract

A multivariate interface/data structure for insensitive munitions (IM) applications, technology and hazards/effects analysis can facilitate transition of propulsion modeling and simulation (M&S) capability. Expected benefits are reduced testing and overall acquisition cost and increased safety margins. Use of M&S can provide knowledge points not achievable with limited pass-fail testing. During Phase I, the M&S toolset for system mitigation of IM hazards was assessed to be ready for expedited transition. The Phase II effort will study bullet/fragment impact protection during transport, as well as mitigation of thermal effects on a propulsion stack from jet fuel fires in the launching system. The intended products are additions to the multivariate knowledge base including mitigation technology and the separately funded transition of a test-validated propulsion mitigation M&S analysis toolset in order to reduce overall cost of a specific missile acquisition program.