Advanced Materials

Traditional materials and processes for science, engineering, and technologies in the context of defense systems and military applications.

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Small Particle Effects on Hypersonic and Subsonic Flight Vehicles

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) was asked to identify information describing the effects small particles have on hypersonic and supersonic flight vehicles.  DSIAC staff compiled research describing the effects of a variety of…

U.S. Army Process for Concept and Research Development

In support of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) and Future and Concepts Center (FCC) Team Ignite efforts to synchronize the Army concept and capability development process, the Defense Systems Information Analysis Center…

Hot Air Decontamination of Aircraft Exposed to Biological Warfare Agents

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) discussed the issue with chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear subject matter experts (SMEs) from military units; U.S. Air Force, Army, and Navy research laboratories; and joint program offices….


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Materials and Applications for Electromagnetic Interference Shielding

The United States’ ability to deploy weapon systems with embedded electronics is a key capability for the Warfighter. Protecting embedded electronics against electromagnetic interference (EMI) from both natural and artificial sources is a critical requirement….

Emerging Applications for Ionic and Electric Energetic Materials

Ionic energetic materials are relatively new compared to legacy materials such as ammonium perchlorate, double-base HMX, and hydrazine.  Ionic energetic materials are hydroxy ammonium nitrate liquid oxidizer based, which is safer and has better performance…

Additive Manufacturing (AM) of 3-D-Printed Energetic Structures

The performance and thrust profile of a solid rocket motor is highly dependent on the geometry of the propellant grain. Traditional manufacturing techniques limit the geometric complexity and multimaterial tuning that can be realistically achieved…


Advanced Material for Defense

The Defense Strategies Institute presents its 4th annual Advanced Materials for Defense Summit. Speakers from the DoD Labs, military, and academia will come together to discuss the integration of advanced materials and manufacturing processes on…

Hypersonic Weapons Summit

Join the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement in a two-day discussion of hypersonic weapons development and deployment. The presentation lineup will include more than 15 speakers from across the government, industry, and academia.

2021 Air, Space, & Cyber Conference

The U.S. Air Force Association’s (AFA’s) Air, Space, & Cyber Conference will return as a live, in-person event on September 20-22 at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, MD. AFA’s Air, Space, & Cyber…