DEFENSE

Systems Digest

15 FEBRUARY 2022

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

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Simplified Human/Machine Interfaces Top List of Critical DoD Technologies

A modern-day cell phone packs quite a wallop when it comes to computing technology and capability. But most cell phones barely come with a “quick start guide,” let alone an instruction manual that spells out how to use all the features. Cell phone companies have mastered the interface between humans and technology, making their use…

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Notable Technical Inquiry

Combustion Efficiency Data for Liquid-Fueled Ramjets

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) was asked how combustion efficiency can be estimated for a liquid-fueled ramjet flying in the Mach 2-3 range with a given combustor length or bulk flow residence time.  In particular, DSIAC was asked for some sort of data or an empirical/analytical model that has been validated with data, rather than non-computational fluid dynamics solutions, that can be used…

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Material and Structure Considerations for Morphing Aerospace Skins

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory is leading an effort on increasing missile range and lethality against highly maneuverable targets through utilizing active morphing.  In this system, morphing is accomplished through articulating the neck region, resulting in high-rate pivoting of the missile forebody. The neck skin of the system is a critical component designed to…

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Dr. Lisa Rueschhoff

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Research on Ullage Overpressure for Fuel Tanks Larger Than 100 Gallons

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Active Illumination to Image Blast Events

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Aerial-Based Datasets of Maritime Vessels

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Using Laser Illumination With High-Speed Imaging

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Programmable Air-Bursting 30-mm and 40-mm Grenades

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EMP Testing Protocols Used for USAF Weapons Systems

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DoD Releases Open Announcement Through Other Transaction Authority for U.S. and Selected International Partners

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has released a new Open Announcement through the Defense Industrial Base Consortium Other Transaction Authority (DIBC OTA) that will accept unsolicited white papers to be considered for Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III and Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment (IBAS) funding. DIBC membership is free and open to U.S….

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Space Force Official Outlines Roadmap for Commercial Partnerships

Lt. Gen. Shawn N. Bratton, the Space Force’s deputy chief of space operations, strategy, plans, programs, and requirements, said the service’s recently released Commercial Space Strategy challenges leaders to think about new pathways for commercial partnerships and capitalize on rapidly emerging technology. “How do we make ourselves a little uncomfortable and go into areas where…

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Aircraft Survivability Symposium

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

Special Air Warfare Symposium

Hosted by the Global Special Operations Forces (SOF) Foundation, the 2022 Special Air Warfare Symposium will be held in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the home of Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). Though much of…

Automated ISR and Battle Management

DSI’s 10th Annual Automated Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Battle Management Summit will provide the DoD, military services, intelligence community, industry, and academia the opportunity to discuss ways to modernize ISR systems for the…

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,…

AFA Warfare Symposium

Attended by DoD officers, enlisted members, civilians, and veterans, this warfighting symposium will focus on the critical concerns and challenges of joint warfare in every corner of the globe. Drawing speakers from combatant commands, as…

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Michael J. Patterson

Chairman/Founder Desert Works Propulsion, LLC

Mr. Patterson has 40 years’ experience in spacecraft electric propulsion (EP), including 37 years with NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, OH, where he served as Senior Technologist for In-Space Propulsion until retirement in December 2021. During his NASA tenure, he worked to transition EP technologies to commercial and National Security Space missions. In 2022, he founded Desert Works Propulsion LLC to accelerate fielding of high-performance EP in support of U.S. commercial and military missions, providing consulting, design, and manufacturing.

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