Systems Digest

16 APRIL 2024

DSIAC collects and publishes articles related to our technical focus areas on the web to share with the DoD community.
2024 Combined Light Armor Survivability Panel (CLASP)

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 armor, survivability, lethality, and ballistics. It is an ideal opportunity for technology developers to get direct feedback from platform systems engineers and for leading industry and academic research teams to meet with their government counterparts and discuss current programs and issues to the survivability community.

To learn more and to register, click here:  2024 Combined Light Armor Survivability Panel (CLASP) – DSIAC


NSWC Crane and Navy leadership break ground for the new Missile Technology Evaluation Facility

NSWC Crane to Build New Hypersonics-Focused Research and Development Capability

CRANE, Ind. – Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new strategic and hypersonics research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) facility on Thursday, March 21. The Missile Technology Evaluation Facility (MTEF) provides a new capability for NSWC Crane to ensure reliable performance of strategic hypersonics systems and is…


Notable Technical Inquiry

Technology Overview of Aluminum Titanium Dioxide (Al-TiO2) Metal Matrix Composites

The aim of this comprehensive literature review conducted on titanium dioxide (TiO2) aluminum metal matrix composites (ALMMCs) is to explore their properties and potential applications, focusing on various aluminum alloy series, including 1xxx, 2xxx, and 6xxx. While there was a limited amount of literature found when compared to other reinforcement materials such as titanium diboride and silicon carbide, TiO2-ALMMCs were found to offer numerous advantages…

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ARL's Transonic Experimental Facility

ARL Hypervelocity Ballistic Range Experiments

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s (ARL’s) Transonic Experimental Facility (TEF) is an all-purpose research firing range that has been used to investigate propulsion, materials, flight, guidance, and terminal effects across a spectrum of launch (mechanical) and flight (thermal) loads, including speeds from Mach 0.5 to 5+.  Currently, there are very few experimental ground facilities for…


Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) for Defense Summit

Defense Strategies Institute’s (DSI’s) inaugural MOSA for Defense Summit will provide a forum for members of the DoD, military services, industry, academia, and other key stakeholders to discuss the warfighting imperative of implementing a modular…

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….

Michigan Defense Expo

Michigan Defense Expo (MDEX) brings together representatives from TACOM (U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command), Program Executive Office for Combat Support and Combat Service Support, Program Executive Office for Ground Combat Systems, Army Contracting Command-Detroit…

Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) 2024 Conference

The 10th Annual CEMA Conference comes at a critical inflection point for electronic warfare (EW). After a 30+ year hiatus, the Army is on the cusp of fielding a variety of terrestrial and airborne EW…

Threat Weapons & Effects (TWE) Training 2024

The Joint Combat Assessment Team will host the 2024 Threat Weapons & Effects Training at Eglin Air Force Base, FL on 7-9 May 2024.  This annual training event is a collaborative effort between the Joint...

Air Dominance Summit

The second Air Dominance Summit will bring together over 200 senior U.S. and international leaders from the fighter aircraft community – all tirelessly dedicated to securing air supremacy in an evolving and contested threat landscape….

Voice From the Community

Ritesh Narang, Ph.D.

Scientist, Image Science Engineering L3Harris Technologies

Dr. Narang is an image processing and algorithm development subject matter expert with an extensive background in multicamera computer vision applications. His work has included algorithm development efforts in the Defense Department ranging from electro-optical/infrared to radar to radio frequency. At L3Harris, he has been a lead scientist in developing 360° situational awareness systems and artificial intelligence/machine-learning algorithms for target detection and tracking.

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