Thermally Initiated Venting System (TIVS)

Providing unique solutions for insensitive munitions.

Product Description

Self-detonation of any missile or a solid rocket motor is not only a dangerous occurrence, it is completely unacceptable. If our Thermally Initiated Venting System’s sensor is exposed to a programmed thermal criteria, the system will begin the initiation of an explosive train. The explosive train will detonate a linear shaped charge, which in turn, will cut a vent in the missile, rocket motor or payload and restore the device to a compliant insensitive munitions device.

Safety is at the center of our TIVS while merging new energetic technology & proven legacy devices for easy to implement solutions. With a thermal sensor, responding to thermal criteria, our system initiates in a  precisely controlled manner. On command, when commanded.

Our TIVS will  start an explosive initiation train when commanded by the thermal sensor. This ignition train provides a detonation transfer to Linear Shaped Charge, which will cut a vent in the missile, warhead, payload or rocket motor system to execute compliance with Insensitive Munitions.

Thermally Initiated Venting System (TIVS)
Key Features Specifications

Key Features

  • AIM energetic package for specific point sense or linearized in an aluminum sheath to allow for broader area thermal sensing
  • Qualified and in production applications on several current DOD programs
  • Self-contained independent system not reliant on vehicle or other external power source for triggering
  • Systems can be tailored to mission requirements

Thermally Initiated Venting System Solutions

For Insensitive Munitions requirements and safety systems, we have developed and qualified a Thermally Initiated Venting System (TIVS). The system entails an autoignition energetic material (AIM) packaged in various forms to sense and react to specific thermal hot spots or over a broader area.  This AIM packaged thermal sensors can be coupled with energy transfer lines and components to develop a system that can vent a rocket motor and render it non-propulsive or trigger other fire extinguishing gas generators to suppress a fire within a room, cargo hold or vehicle. Industry usage for TIVS includes strategic and tactical missile programs, shipboard munitions storage, military transport vehicles and commercial buildings and kitchens.


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