Systems Digest

18 April 2023

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


Critical Technologies Newsletter From the Office of the Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Critical Technologies

The Office of the Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Critical Technologies (DCTO(CT)), within the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD(R&E)) recently published its 1st quarter 2023 Critical Technologies Newsletter. CT 1st QUARTER NEWSLETTER_2023


Notable Technical Inquiry

State-of-the-Art, Rifle-Rated Helmet Technologies

With the recent release of the Security Forces NextGen Helmet 2.0 by the Air Force Security Forces Center, the Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) was asked to determine if there are emerging materials/technologies for rifle-rated helmets.  The currently available lightweight polyethylene (PE) ballistic shells are usually rated IIIA by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and are tested to stop up to 124-grain, 9-mm…

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Electromagnetic Shielding With Composite Materials

Military and commercial vehicles operate in varied electromagnetic (EM) environments, which affect their onboard electrical/electronic systems.  Lightning, electromagnetic pulse (EMP), and high-power microwave energy can cause detrimental effects. Although circuit architecture is used to mitigate some of these effects, a sure way is to place the sensitive electronics within a “Faraday cage.” Traditional methods rely…


Threat Weapons & Effects 2023

The Joint Combat Assessment Team (JCAT) will host the 2023 Threat Weapons & Effects (TWE) Training at Eglin Air Force Base, FL, on 25-27 April 2023. This annual training event is a collaborative effort between…

NSMMS & CRASTE Joint Symposia

NSMMS and CRASTE, two space- focused symposia, will co-locate events for the 8th year at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Rockville, MD. These co-located symposia continue their outstanding legacy in bringing together technologists, users,…

Military Standard 810 (MIL-STD-810) Test Training (NTS Chicago, IL)

This four-day Military Standard 810 (MIL-STD 810) test training focuses on the purpose of each test, the equipment required to perform each test, and the methodology to correctly apply the specified test environments. This class…

Voice From the Community

Joshua Gorfain

Technical Lead at Applied Physical Sciences Corp.

Joshua Gorfain is a manager and technical lead of several of DoD applied research programs, related to on weapons effects, survivability, and durability areas. He has nearly 20 years of experience using and advancing physics-based computational modeling to predict the structural and mechanical response of systems. He is currently working on assessments of Navy systems under combat environments produced by explosive and penetrator weapons. Mr. Gorfain is also the technical lead in a Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) program using multi-physics modeling to improve the environmental durability and field life of transparent armor (TA) used in tactical vehicles.

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