For Insensitive Munitions requirements and safety systems, we have developed and qualified a Thermally Initiated Venting System (TIVS). The system entails an autoigniton 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.
- 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