Predicting Weapon Effects for Defense and Homeland Security
DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV FT BELVOIR VA
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How well will weapons work The answer to this question is not simple, but is necessary to develop effective weapons and survivable systems. The fundamental knowledge required to answer this question comes from energetics experts--researchers and developers of warheads, explosives, propellants and pyrotechnics. Ideally, real-world tests are used to determine weapons effects, but they are not always possible, particularly due to cost. To improve this situation, the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division Indian Head, in Maryland, develops high-fidelity simulation tools to serve as an acceptable surrogate for real-world tests. These tools accelerate development and reduce cost, while informing weapons development and systems survivability for defense and homeland security applications. They provide the United States with a strategic advantage today and, with sustained investment, will continue to give the nation a strategic advantage for years to come.
- Defense Systems
- Ammunition and Explosives