Systems Digest

25 JANUARY 2022

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


Agency Addresses Hypersonic Vehicle Detection, Satellite Survivability

“The Space Development Agency [SDA] will be fielding satellites that will provide eyes-on capability to detect maneuverable hypersonic glide vehicles during flight, and those satellites will be affordable and prolific,” the SDA Director said. Speaking today at the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies’ Schriever Spacepower Forum, Derek Tournear said satellites in low-Earth orbit, or LEO,…


Notable Technical Inquiry

Techniques to Camouflage and Deceive AI/ML or Autonomous Systems on the Battlefield

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) was asked to research techniques for defeating adversary artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) target recognition. AI/ML research is driving the advancement of the next generation of automatic target recognition (ATR) capabilities using electro-optical infrared (EO/IR) sensors. The inquirer was seeking to develop and field robust AI/ML-based ATR algorithms and, at the same time, recognized that it is critical to…

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Advanced Spray-Drying Technology for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

In this presentation, we will first discuss basic spray-drying theory with attention to both aqueous and solvent-based systems, principles and techniques of atomization and particle separation, properties of spray-dried particles, types of spray dryers, and the process parameters affecting spray drying. Next, we will discuss how advanced techniques such as particle surface modification and microencapsulation…


Transformative Vertical Flight

The 9th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium will take place in San Jose, California, in conjunction with the Aeromechanics for Advanced Vertical Flight Technical Meeting. More than 60 technical paper abstracts were submitted for the conference. …

Virtual Technology, Systems & Ships

The virtual Technology, Systems & Ships conference will discuss the current modernization issues as well as future technologies within Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps Programs, with a heavy emphasis on Naval Engineering. Other topics…

Modern Threats: Surface-to-Air Missile Systems Conference 2022

This conference will be entirely held at the Secret level. Classified presentations will focus on advanced and emerging worldwide manportable air defense systems (MANPADS) and electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) guided surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems. The conference is…

2022 Personnel Recovery (PR) Modernization

The Air Force Independent Research and Development (IR&D) Office, in concert with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Personnel Recovery Mission Area (PRMA) community, are staging the 2022 PR Modernization IR&D Technology Interchange Meeting (TIM)….

UAV Technology USA

UAV Technology USA will be the first iteration of this conference. Though it can stand alone, it’s also meant to be a follow-up to the SMi Group’s Counter UAS Technology Summit that was hosted in…

Voice From the Community

Ramesh Bharadwaj

Naval Research Laboratory

Dr. Bharadwaj is a senior systems researcher in high-assurance systems at the Navy’s Center of Excellence. He conducts research in rigorous engineering methods and tools for the specification, design, and construction of mission-critical, software-intensive systems to ensure their dependability, security, and safety. He is currently the principal investigator on a research project on assuring autonomy, which includes creating developer-friendly tools, methods, and guidelines to ensure safety and trust in autonomous unmanned systems that employ machine learning—more specifically, deep learning.

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