Systems Digest

25 OCTOBER 2022

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


Tactical High-speed Offensive Ramjet for Extended Range (THOR-ER) Team Completes Ramjet Vehicle Test

The THOR-ER program team, a collaborative effort between the United States and Norway to develop a solid fuel ramjet (SFRJ) vehicle, achieved an important milestone on August 17 at Andøya in northern Norway. The test vehicle successfully fired several times, showing the viability of ramjet propulsion technology and demonstrating significant increases in effective range. “The…


Notable Technical Inquiry

Recent Developments in Soldier and Vehicle Signature Management Technologies

  DSIAC subject matter experts performed a search of the open literature to locate new research pertaining to visible, infrared, and thermal signature management. The search focused on developments since 2018, when a previous summary was provided. Areas covered include manipulation of emissivity; reflectivity; adsorption; refraction and backscatter using multispectral camouflage materials; multilayered, cavity-coupled plasmonic systems; metamaterials; nanoparticles; carbon nanotubes; glass microspheres; nanofibers; electrochromatic fabric;…

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Multi-Degree-of-Freedom Blast Effects Simulator

Hosted by: Robert Kargus

November 9, 2022 12:00 pm



Multi-Degree-of-Freedom Blast Effects Simulator

Improvised explosive devices have complex, intense, and injurious effects on seated occupants of ground vehicles. Testing these effects is important for the development and assessment of innovative safety designs that will improve survivability. However, generating laboratory tests that adequately simulate realistic blast/shock responses is a difficult task. Together, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Office…


2022 Aircraft Survivability Symposium

The 2022 Aircraft Survivability Symposium is a SECRET//NOFORN event; attendees must hold at least a Secret clearance and be U.S. citizens. The goal of this three-day, classified symposium is to foster technical dialogue and exchange of…

Military Vehicle Systems Summit

DSI’s 2nd Military Vehicles Systems Summit is a Town Hall style forum that will bring together members from across the U.S. military services, Department of Defense, academia, and industry to discuss current efforts and programs…

Fundamentals of Random Vibration and Shock Testing Open Course (WESTPAK, Inc., San Diego, CA)

This three-day course covers all the information required to plan, perform, and interpret the results of all types of dynamic testing. Some of the additional areas covered are fixture design, field data measurement, and interpretation,…

Voice From the Community

Kristofer Lasko


Dr. Lasko conducts remote sensing and GIS research with machine learning, focusing on automation of land cover-type mapping using satellite imagery and creating custom ArcGIS Pro toolboxes to enable DoD end-users to leverage automated workflows. His previous work includes radar data fusion for improved mapping under cloudy conditions, wildland fire characterization, and cropland mapping. He has published 20+ peer-reviewed journal articles on a range of remote sensing and environmental science topics. Dr. Lasko completed his Ph.D. on modeling improved agricultural fire emissions, with extensive fieldwork in Vietnam.

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