Thermally Initiated Venting System (TIVS)
Providing unique solutions for insensitive munitions.
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.
- 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.
- Autoignition Material
- Autoignition Cord
- Rapid Deflagrating Cord Transfer Lines
- Linear Shaped Charge (LSC)
- Fire Extinguishing Gas Generators
- Release / Separation Devices