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The Cartridge Propellant Actuated Device (CAD/PAD) Technical Exchange Workshop is a biennial event dedicated to enabling and promoting a better understanding of new initiatives and recent and emerging requirements. It offers a constructive interchange among technologists, designers, and engineers involved in new technology and development applications, as well as program managers and sustainment experts addressing program and user needs.

The CAD/PAD Joint Program Office hosted the 11th Workshop on May 24-26, 2016. The three-day session was held at the Jacob E. Smart Building on Joint Base Andrews. Presentations are available for download, see below.  

2016 Presentations

Update to the CAD/PAD Technology Roadmap – Mr. John Burchett, NSWC IHEODTD

Energetic Obsolescence Mitigations - Mr. Alexander Woods, NSWC IHEODTD

RAM Mixing for Cast Composites and Explosives – Ms. Amy Luebbering, NSWC IHEODTD

U-2 Rocket Catapult Aging and Surveillance Testing – Mr. Travis Thom, NSWCIHEODTD/Hill AFB AFLCMC/EBHJ & Dr. Brian Liechty, Orbital ATK Promontory

An Environmentally-Acceptable Energy-Dense Propellants - Mr. John Consaga, Consaga and Associates, Inc.

ACES-II Harness Release Failure - Mr. Allen Hancey, NSWC IHEODTD/Hill AFB AFLCMC/EBHJ

Primer Corrosion Investigation - Mr. Justin Gamble, NSWC IHEODTD

USNMC Mishap Investigation Support Team – Mr. Frank Lange, NSWC IHEODTD

SAFE Mishap Investigation Support Team – Mr. Jacob Parkin, NSWC IHEODTD, AFLCMC/EBHJ

Sub-miniature Laser Igniter - Mr. John Hirlinger, Picatinny Arsenal

Likelihood of ESD Firing and Electric Initiator - Dr. James Stuart, Franklin Applied Physics

Energetic Additive Manufacturing – Dr. Samuel Emery, NSWC IHEODTD

Metal AM Structures for CAD/PAD Applications – Mr. Kevin Genson, NSWC IHEODTD

NSWC IHEODTD Chemical Synthesis Capability – Dr. Patrick Greer, NSWC IHEODTD

Chemistry of Boron – Dr. Stan Caulder, NSWC IHEODTD

Evaluation of a Manufacturing Capability for XU-238 at IHEODTD – Dr. Patrick Greer, NSWC IHEODTD

Measurement Techniques for HTPB Based Propellants and Explosives” – Mr. Jon Lawrence, NSWC IHEODTD

New Electronic Time Delays – Mr. Thinh Hoang, NSWC IHEODTD

Qualification and Replacement of M113 – Mr. Quinn Tidwell, NSWC IHEODTD, AFLCMC/EBHJ

Plateau Burning Composite Propellant - Dr. David Reid, Helicon Chemical Co.

Stress Corrosion Cracking in Ordnance Devices – Mr. Nicholas Ferentheil, Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Co.

Stabilizer Level Accurate Measurement System (SLAMS)” – Mr. Ryk Spoor, International Electronic Machines Corp.

A Heuristic Model for Estimating Ignition Delays – Dr. Hobin Lee, Chemring Energetic Devices

Mechanical Pull Force Measurement and Filter Scheme” – Mr. Jason Kozmic, Chemring Energetic Devices


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