Survivability and Vulnerability

The science and technology for remaining mission capable after a military engagement to avoid or survive a hostile threat (survivability of platforms and ability against specific threats). This subcategory comprises four elements: susceptibility, vulnerability, recoverability, and lethality.

Recent Inquiries

Use of Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) as a COVID-19 Disinfectant

Is there relevant data regarding the efficacy of 254-nm germicidal ultraviolet C (UVC), including dosage required, to effectively disinfect touch surfaces exposed to the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2? Does that data contain any applications of the same UVC wavelength to surfaces of aircraft or other transportation interiors?

L-VIRA, a germ-zapping robot, emits a flash of ultraviolet c (UVC) light for disinfection of an Intensive Care Unit hospital room at William Beaumont Army Medical Center (Photo Credit: U.S. Army).

Ultraviolet (UV) Bulb Manufacturers and Distributors in the United States

Who are the manufacturers and distributors of ultraviolet (UV) bulbs in the United States?

High-Voltage, Direct-Current Battery Management Systems (BMS)

Who makes hardware and software solutions for high-voltage lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery systems?


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An Overview of the Effectiveness ToolBox (ETB)

ETB is a weapon effectiveness model developed by the Lethality and Weapons Effectiveness Branch (H32) of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD).  ETB is a time-based, Monte Carlo simulation in which objects move…

Active Denial Technology Computational Human Effects End-To-End Hypermodel (ADT CHEETEH)

The ADT CHEETEH is a computational model simulating the response of a human target to Active Denial Technology (ADT). ADT is a counterpersonnel, nonlethal weapon system developed for military use. ADT subjects a target to…

Characterization of Composite Spaced Armor Performance

Composite spaced armor is an unconventional armor system capable of stopping armor-piercing projectiles at lower areal density than possible with traditional metallic and ceramic armor systems, which makes it especially attractive for weight-sensitive applications.  Prior…


Aircraft Survivability Symposium

The Aircraft Survivability Symposium is a SECRET//NOFORN event, and all attendees must submit and keep a a completed DD Form 3150 on their person at all times to attend. The presenters will discuss survivability technologies,…

2022 Tactical Wheeled Conference

This conference is focused on the tactical wheeled vehicle industry and its support to the U.S. Department of Defense and our nation’s Warfighters. The information and dialogue presented at this conference will discuss the design,…

UAV Technology USA

UAV Technology USA will be the first iteration of this conference. Though it can stand alone, it’s also meant to be a follow-up to the SMi Group’s Counter UAS Technology Summit that was hosted in…