Defense Systems Digest

5 OCTOBER 2021

Featured Technical Inquiry

High-Temperature Hypersonics Testing Capabilities

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) was asked to identify what high-temperature test facilities exist for testing hypersonics capabilities. A list of facilities was compiled in tandem with examples of high-temperature testing and research being done across government, academia, and industry. Research varied from testing materials to mechanical testing and thermal protection systems. Facilities and organizations performing high-temperature mechanical testing for fracture toughness, hardness, […]

Learn More

Voice From the Community

Jeffrey A. McChesney

CEO & Founder, Target Arm Inc.

I have decades of experience in the art of warfare and high-technology development. I work with the military to enable high volley rates for kinetic and intelligence, surveillance, targeting, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) uses for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) while
on the move, with the goal of persistent air dominance at every echelon.

Want to be featured in our digest?

Submit your "Voice From the Community"

Featured News

Research on Light Emission From Black Phosphorus Hints at New Applications

Energy-efficient LEDs (light-emitting diodes) have begun to replace many types of lighting both indoor and outdoor. A key reason for the rise of LEDs has been materials research that greatly improved the quality and intensity of light achievable with these devices. But those materials must be handled with very high levels of precision, including surfaces that are as defect-free as possible. “They’re more efficient and […]

Learn More

Recent News

Researchers Pin Down PFAS Prevalence in Firefighter Gear

A firefighter’s protective clothing, called turnout gear, is essential for operating in the dangerous conditions of a fire. However, the firefighting community has raised concerns regarding the presence of a class of chemicals called per-…

Argonne’s Self-driving Lab Accelerates the Discovery Process for Materials With Multiple Applications

Researchers have a new scientific tool called Polybot, combining the power of artificial intelligence with robotics. Potential applications include speeding up the discovery of wearable biomedical devices, materials for better batteries, and more. Today’s wearable…

New Sensors With the HOTS for Extreme Missions

Modern technologies are laden with sensors – a now-customary fact of life in much of the world. On smart watches and phones, and in cars and homes, sensors help monitor health, adjust various settings for…

Navy Launches Historic Aircrew Study to Update Size Requirements for a Diverse Fleet

NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIVISION, Patuxent River, MD – The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) is leading the Navy’s first comprehensive study since 1964 to update aviator size requirements, improve aircrew gear…

AFRL Successfully Field-tests AI Robot to Improve DAF Manufacturing Capability

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) — Researchers from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, have combined efforts with The Ohio State University, or OSU, and industry partners CapSen Robotics and Yaskawa Motoman…

Deep Impact: New Diving Suit Could Increase Undersea Range of Navy Divers

ARLINGTON, Va.—The lights above the water’s surface cast a ghostly glow on the bottom of the sprawling tank, as a U.S. Navy diver deftly swam through a sunken aircraft fuselage. Wearing a special diving suit…

Upcoming Events

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…

NSMMS & CRASTE Joint Symposia

NSMMS and CRASTE, two space- focused symposia, will co-locate events for the 8th year at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Rockville, MD. These co-located symposia continue their outstanding legacy in bringing together technologists, users,…

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…