Attacks on military vehicles can result in a pool fire that engulfs the vehicle while personnel are unconscious and trapped therein. BlazeTech is developing a breathable aqueous foam system that automatically floods the vehicle cabin protecting the occupants against fire reflash and heat for a period of five minutes. BlazeTech has also developed criteria for thermal injury from long exposure to wet heat. These technologies can be used to protect military vehicle occupants and to assess the effectiveness of any aqueous protection system. BlazeTech specializes in fire and explosion protection and survivability of high value systems. Currently a small scale prototype is under construction and is being tested. BlazeTech seeks partnerships with government test facilities to perform full scale vehicle fire testing and with prime contractors to license the manufacturing and sale of the technology.
Currently assessment of insensitive munitions (IM) and hazards classifications (HC) requires full-scale testing, which for large diameter ordnance presents a logistical and financial burden. BlazeTech, with over 40 years of experience working on small- and full-scale testing of aircraft materials, fire and explosion modeling and simulations is currently developing innovative methodology that can predict the response of a full-scale weapon to both fast and slow cook-offs. The key is coordinated modeling and small-scale testing to predict full-scale cook-off. Using our extensive testing, and modeling and simulation experience, BlazeTech has proven the methodology on Polymer Based Explosive – (PBXN-109) and is presently demonstrating it on PBXN-111. We seek DoD partners and contractors who desire a cost-effective and timely solution to meet the requirements of IM and HC testing.