Systems Digest

4 JANUARY 2022

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


Eye on Innovation: Pedal to the Metal Printing – Norfolk Naval Shipyard Makes Strides in Developing Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence

Innovation is one of the leading focuses for the U.S. Department of the Navy, the enterprise coming together to find new ways to deliver on its mission of protecting America. Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) is charging forward to accelerate continuous process improvement and innovation in the world of metal 3-D printing, developing the Additive Manufacturing…


Notable Technical Inquiry

L-VIRA, a germ-zapping robot, emits a flash of ultraviolet c (UVC) light for disinfection of an Intensive Care Unit hospital room at William Beaumont Army Medical Center (Photo Credit: U.S. Army).

Ultraviolet (UV) Bulb Manufacturers and Distributors in the United States

  The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) was asked to identify manufacturers and distributors of ultraviolet (UV) bulbs in the United States. DSIAC searched open-source documents to identify companies that manufacture and/or distribute a variety of UV bulbs. The generated list is not exhaustive but provides a variety of distributors and manufacturers specializing in various UV bulbs. Some of the bulbs included are UV-C…

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Materials Selection for High-Temperature System; Condensed Phase Foundation

Missile propulsion and hypersonic thermal protection systems typically include components that operate at very high temperatures – often in the range of approximately 1750 °C to over 3500 °C.  Ablation resistance usually enables the highest performance system capabilities.  Evaluating materials for such environments is usually difficult and costly, especially if arc-heater or rocket-motor testing is…


The 68th Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium

The theme for the 68th Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium is “opportunities for machine learning in reliability and maintainability.” RAMS attendees will be able to participate in 22 comprehensive tutorials, 32 technical paper sessions, 4…

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…

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)….

Special Air Warfare Symposium

Hosted by the Global Special Operations Forces (SOF) Foundation, the 2022 Special Air Warfare Symposium will be held in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the home of Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). Though much of…

Voice From the Community

Photo ACF John Garnier_
Dr. John Garnier

Founder/CTO, Advanced Ceramic Fibers, LLC

Dr. Garnier founded Advanced Ceramic Fibers to commercialize a group of unique, carbon-metal carbide fibers and materials, including ceramic matrix composites (CMCs).
His career has focused on advanced materials science and ultra-high temperature processing of CMCs applicable to aerospace, energy, defense, and space applications. He
is also the coinventor of a software platform for advanced informational and morphological analysis of digital data forms (nondestructive evaluation and signals). Dr. Garnier served
as the National Program Lead for Homeland Security’s Armor Program at the Idaho National Laboratory.

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