Systems Digest

11 JULY 2023

DSIAC collects and publishes articles related to our technical focus areas on the web to share with the DoD community.


Navy to Field New Hearing Protection Helmet for Extreme Noise Environments, Improving Safety and Readiness

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The Naval Aircrew Systems program office (PMA-202) is using data collected during recent fleet assessments to refine the HGU-99/P Hearing Protection Helmet (HPH), which is intended for flight deck crew exposed to extreme noise environments. Depending on where they work on the flight deck, many flight deck…


Notable Technical Inquiry

Machine-Learning to Detect Battle Damage Using Satellite Images

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) was asked to identify machine-learning (ML) and/or computer vision research being done to detect battle damage using satellite images. The research can be applied to developing tools to automate physical battle damage assessment. DSIAC searched the Defense Technical Information Center’s repository, the R&E Gateway, a variety of literature databases, and open-source information to locate relevant research. A promising…

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A Materials Science Perspective on Space Propulsion Technology

Space, especially the near-space frontier, is becoming increasingly important to world powers.  The space domain is integral to the military, politics, civilian life, and science. Much research and development work is being done to improve space propulsion technologies. Materials are a key element of those technologies. This webinar presents an overview of the state-of-the-art of…


The Aircraft Airworthiness & Sustainment Conference

The 2020 Aircraft Airworthiness & Sustainment (AA&S) Conference is the recognized premier conference of breaking- edge technology and research, in the critical area of airworthiness & sustainment, for the military and commercial aerospace industry. This conference draws…

2023 Space Warfighting Forum

The NDIA Space Division and Rocky Mountain Chapter is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Space Warfighting Forum (SWF). Bringing together leaders from industry, government, and academia, SWF 2023 promises to further the discussion on…

Hypersonic Technology & Systems Conference (HTSC)

HTSC’s emphasis is on systems and applied technology. This conference highlights the nation’s investments in systems-integrated hypersonic technologies for both research and development and weapon platform integration for offense and defense. It brings together the…

Fuze/FFC/Demil Conference & Exhibition

Colocated events:  66th Annual Fuze Conference, Future Force Capabilities Conference & Exhibition, 23rd Global Demilitarization Symposium & Exhibition. Join NDIA at the 3rd Annual Future Force Capabilities Conference and Exhibition scheduled for September 25 –…

Voice From the Community

Nitish Mital

Research Associate, The Alan Turing Institute

Nitish Mital is a technical lead of the artificial intelligence (AI)-metaverse/SynData project in the ARCD research programme at Alan Turing Institute. He generates synthetic electro-optical/infrared imagery and 3-D scenes in gaming engines using generative AI and rough path theory for defence scenarios and reinforcement learning agent interaction for battle strategy formulation. He has previous experience in information theory and AI for wireless communications and data compression and astrodynamics simulation in gaming engines like Unity.

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