Systems Digest

13 FEBRUARY 2024

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

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DSIAC is pleased to announce the release of our new DSIAC Journal. We dedicate this first special edition to the U.S. Navy and its celebrated tradition of embracing innovation and technology, especially in the most pivotal and volatile of times. The DSIAC Journal features exclusive articles on new ideas and emerging trends in science and engineering.

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New Marine Radios Cement Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — In a decisive move meant to ensure dominance over the electromagnetic spectrum, Marine Corps Systems Command is on track to upgrade 50,000 legacy radios with state-of-the-art, multichannel, crypto-compliant models in Fiscal Year 2024. In line with Force Design’s call for rapid force modernization, MARCORSYSCOM’s Program Manager for Communications Systems,…


Notable Technical Inquiry

Optimal Paths for Evading Directed-Energy Weapons (DEWs)

Hostile, deployed directed-energy weapons (DEWs) are now in place, including advanced mobile laser and radio-frequency systems. Russia has DEWs based on both high-energy lasers and millimeter wave/microwave systems that threaten friendly assets such as planes, vehicles, and fused ballistic weapons dependent on electronics. This document lists possible DEW evasion techniques and provides a compilation of existing applications and software libraries that could inform decision-makers on…

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Expanding Release Envelopes Into the Supersonic Regime via CFD-Driven Analysis

The Air Force Seek Eagle Office (AFSEO) is dedicated to store-aircraft compatibility and responsible for recommending release envelope limits that permit safe and acceptable store separation, thus delivering new capabilities to the Warfighter. The term “store” refers to objects that can be carried and potentially released in flight: bombs, missiles, fuel tanks, etc. Release envelope…


EWA Technical Conference and the Dixie Crow Symposium

The 48th Dixie Crow Technical Symposium will take place at the Century of Flight Hangar Museum of Aviation, located on Robins Air Force Base (AFB), GA. Events include technical short courses, electromagnetic warfare (EW)/intelligence, surveillance,…

Joint Aircraft Survivability Program (JASP) Model Users Meeting (JMUM) 2024

The 2024 Joint Aircraft Survivability Program (JASP) Model Users Meeting (JMUM) will take place 26–28 March 2024 at John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD  20723. The purpose of this recurring meeting is to...

2024 Robins Requirements Symposium

The Thursday, March 28, 2024, Robins Requirements Symposium is a one-day event designed to inform the private sector on portfolio focus areas and acquisition forecasts at Robins Air Force Base (AFB) necessary to accomplish its…

Sea-Air-Space 2024

The Sea-Air-Space Exposition is a three-day gathering of SES and Flag officer-level government officials, as well as industry partners, international representatives, and academia researchers, to further air and maritime capabilities. During this exposition, key leaders…

2024 National Fire Control Symposium

The National Fire Control Symposium (NFCS) is an “all-Service” forum for discussing the entire kill chain applicable to the joint military services, as well as their research and development centers and defense industry partners. Technical…

2024 Combined Light Armor Survivability Panel (CLASP)

OVERVIEW: CLASP is a working-level meeting for engineers and technical personnel from science and technology development, system integration, and program management to exchange information on topics related to armor, survivability, lethality, ballistics, and much more….

Voice From the Community

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Christopher L. (CL) Lucas

Electronic Warfare (EW) Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Christopher Lucas is a SME with over 25 years’ expertise in EW, specializing in developing systems, operational testing, and strategic enemy air defenses suppression. He also serves as the SME for the 16th Air Force in the Advanced Framework for Simulation, Integration, and Modeling. He is notably recognized for submitting an Intellectual Property to SpaceX on polarimetric sensing defect detection, which has been adopted for inspecting heat tiles on SpaceX’s Starship. A retired U.S. Air Force Major, he received the Bronze Star Medal.

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