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Propulsion Systems Hazards (PSHS) Subcommittee

Technical Objectives

The objectives involve the identification of potential hazards in propulsion systems, the application of meaningful analytical/experimental methods for assessing hazard risk, the identification of important hazard technology areas, and the development and standardization of analytical/experimental methods for minimizing the risk of hazards in the different propulsion systems considered. Other objectives include the identification and solution of interagency problems, the coordination of interagency sponsored programs, the establishment of nomenclature, and the promotion of technical information and data exchange.



The subcommittee is concerned with potential hazards associated with missile and gun propulsion systems. Included are hazard analyses for both tactical and strategic missiles, small and large caliber gun systems, solid and liquid propellant systems, hazards encountered in loading and firing operations, and key technology areas identified from hazard analyses.


Mission Areas

  1. Thermal Decomposition and Cookoff
  2. Impact/Shock-Induced Reactions
  3. Insensitive Munitions Technology
  4. Gun Propellant Vulnerability
  5. Propulsion Systems Safety and Hazard Classification
  6. Energetic Liquid Hazards

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JHU/WSE ERG Technical Representative

Mr. Tom Alsbrooks, JHU-WSE ERG, Columbia, MD