Systems Digest

21 MAY 2024

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

Shield with American flag graphic stating Military Appreciation Month

In 1999, the U.S. Senate designated May as National Military Appreciation Month, which serves as an opportunity for the nation to show its appreciation for past and present members of our armed services.

In addition to recognizing and honoring the service and sacrifices of our service personnel, it also brings awareness to the challenges they face and serves as a reminder of the critical role they serve in protecting our country’s freedoms.

This month is a time to celebrate and pay tribute to all of the brave men and women who selflessly serve our nation.

Thank you.


NRL Releases “25 Technologies for the Next 25 Years,” Ensuring Future Maritime Dominance

WASHINGTON  –  The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) releases 25 Technologies for the Next 25 Years publication featuring a collection of science and engineering concepts under development to meet critical national security needs over the next quarter century. The select technologies highlight some of the most promising and visionary current areas of NRL research. This work is laying the…


Notable Technical Inquiry

Assured Position Navigation and Timing (APNT)

The U.S. Armed Forces have become reliant on the Global Positioning System (GPS) for precision navigation for foot mobile infantry to high-end precision weapons. Assured positioning, navigation, and timing (APNT) is defined as the ability to provide operational forces continuous access to position, velocity, attitude, and time information with confirmed integrity and sufficient accuracy to perform their mission under the complete range of threat conditions….

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AFRL repairs next generation composite materials with light

Manufacturing, Modeling, and Characterizing Thermoplastic Composites for Military Vehicle Applications

This webinar focuses on developing methods for manufacturing structural thermoplastic composite materials, characterizing the mechanical properties of such composites, and modeling the static and dynamic performance in relevant military vehicle modeling and simulation (M&S) environments. A thermoplastic polyethylene terephthalate/fiberglass composite was selected for this study due to the high specific strength of e-glass fibers, the…



The National Space & Missile Materials Symposium (NSMMS) and the Commercial & Government Responsive Access to Space Technology Exchange (CRASTE), two space-focused conferences, will colocate events for the 12th year. These colocated symposia continue their…

Military Standard 810 (MIL-STD-810) Testing (Boxborough, MA)

MIL-STD-810 is a U.S. military standard for environmental engineering considerations and laboratory testing. It is a Tri-Service (U.S. Air Force, Army, and Navy) standard for the design of military equipment. This four-day class focuses on…

17th International Detonation Symposium

The International Detonation Symposium started in 1951 and was originally a Navy-sponsored discussion of about 17 papers. In subsequent years, it has been sponsored by both DoD and DOE labs and has grown to over…

Voice From the Community

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Matthew Goldsbury

Solutions Architect, Merlin Software Suite

Matthew Goldsbury is the solutions architect of the Merlin Software Suite supporting multiple production baselines (e.g., AEA World View and MEERKAT) across the armed forces and specializing in jammer technique analysis and four-dimensional visualization of the electromagnetic spectrum battlespace. He has 18 years of experience developing mission planning and analysis software within the U.S. Department of Defense for the electromagnetic warfare community and is a coinventor of the airborne electronic attack autorouter.

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