Systems Digest

2 JANUARY 2024

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


Defense Officials Report Progress on Replicator Initiative

Speaking from the DIU campus in Mountain View, California, DIU Director Doug Beck said officials from across the department have been keenly focused on aligning capabilities with operational needs as DoD moves forward with the first iteration of Replicator. “This is a whole-of-department effort,” Beck said, adding that capturing input from across the services and…


Notable Technical Inquiry

Open-Source Reflectance and Thermal Property Databases

  The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center received a technical inquiry for any public distribution material property databases near STP conditions, specifically for thermal and radiative properties of materials.  No mention was made if the materials should be metals, nonmetals, ceramics, etc., but the inquirer specifically mentioned material reflectivity and thermal properties.  There are nine publicly available databases or repositories described in this report.

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Current State and Future Directions of Composites Additive Manufacturing (AM) for Limited Life Aircraft Structure

Continuous fiber composites printing offers an elegant means to generate complex shapes, reinforce parts by leveraging the inherent anisotropy of fiber deposition, and enable a manufacturing paradigm dominated by digital engineering and distributed production.  However, these benefits are yet to be fully realized because of a host of design, material, processing, and integration challenges. This…


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….

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…

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 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…

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,…

Fundamentals of Random Vibration and Shock Testing Open Course (San Jose, CA)

This three-day Training in Fundamentals of Random Vibration and Shock Testing covers all the information required to plan, perform, and interpret the results of all types of dynamic testing. Some of the additional areas covered…

Voice From the Community

Adam Maffe

Materials Engineer, TRI Austin

Adam Maffe is a materials engineer with a focus in soft materials and thermomechanical processing of polymers. Several topics that he has enjoyed working on include the manufacture of carbon fibers from spin dope to sized tows, characterization of an unexplored co-curing thermosetting system and development of various topcoats related to antifouling and wear protection for defense applications.

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