Systems Digest

20 JUNE 2023

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


AFRL Conducts Swarm Technology Demonstration

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, conducted a demonstration, April 5, 2023, of its high-power microwave counter-drone weapon, the Tactical High-power Operational Responder, or THOR, as it engaged a swarm of multiple targets at the Chestnut Test Site, Kirtland Air Force Base.


Notable Technical Inquiry

Gaps Between Civilian and U.S. Department of Defense for Determining Airworthiness of Additively Manufactured Parts

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has made some progress certifying additive manufacturing (AM) parts for airworthiness, but certification has been limited to the lab, with significant engineering and inspections required for each part. Over the last two decades, each branch of the DoD developed their own processes for AM certification, thus fragmenting certification and slowing the widespread acceptance of AM. The Federal Aviation Administration…

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High-Power, Radio Frequency/Microwave, Directed Energy Weapons Models and Simulations

This webinar presentation will provide a survey overview of the state of the art in modeling and simulation (M&S) tools related to researching and developing high-power, radio frequency/microwave, directed energy weapons (HPM DEWs) and evaluating their effectiveness. The webinar training will cover the following topics: What are HPM DEWs? What are the types of M&S…


NSMMS & CRASTE Joint Symposia

NSMMS and CRASTE, two space-focused conferences, will colocate events for the 11th year. These colocated Symposia continue their outstanding legacy in bringing together technologists, users, and decision-makers from across the nation. Discussions involve key technology…

Space and Missile Defense Symposium

The Space and Missile Defense Symposium is the leading educational, professional development, and networking event in the space and missile defense community. The symposium is widely attended by leaders and professionals from the United States…

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

Scott Armistead

DSIAC Senior Staff Engineer

Scott Armistead is a senior staff engineer for SURVICE Engineering, with nearly
35 years working in munitions research, development, operational, and live-fire
test and evaluation. He previously served as the Senior Test Manager and Program
Engineer for the Joint Munitions T&E Program Office. His experience includes
infrared, visible, ultraviolet, millimeterwave, seismic, magnetic, and acoustic
sensors and weapons technologies; kinetic and directed energy weapon systems
effectiveness; countermeasures/countercountermeasures development; signature management; and platform survivability.

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