Systems Digest

7 MARCH 2023

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


New Graduate Certificate in Hypersonic Flight

The U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics now offers a graduate certificate program in hypersonic flight. The field of hypersonics has emerged as a technical discipline that is critical to ensure the United States will be able to fight and win future conflicts. The graduate certificate in hypersonic flight is…


Notable Technical Inquiry

Alternatives to Using Hexavalent Chromium Coatings

  The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) received a technical inquiry about approved hexavalent chrome replacements for U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) applications.  DSIAC subject matter experts performed a study and identified several works that provide lengthy discussions about the available options.  In addition, they identified a National Aeronautics and Space Administration database that focuses on disseminating screening test results for hexavalent chrome-free coatings…

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State of Machine Learning for Optimization of Additive Manufacturing to Support Military Applications

Additive manufacturing (AM) of plastic and metallic components offers a way to revolutionize and improve the military supply chain by providing the ability to build at the point of use, as components are demanded, and addressing components no longer manufactured or supported for legacy weapons systems. However, AM processing parameters are difficult to tune and…


JASP Model Users Meeting (JMUM) 2023

Overview The 2023 Joint Aircraft Survivability Program (JASP) Model Users Meeting (JMUM) will take place the week of March 20th, 2023, at Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) Conference Center, 250 14th Street NW, Atlanta, GA,…

Aircraft Combat Survivability Short Course 2023

This three-day short course in aircraft combat survivability is designed to provide an overview of the aircraft combat survivability discipline.  The course is intended for U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), active-duty military, and government contractors…

Threat Weapons & Effects 2023

The Joint Combat Assessment Team (JCAT) will host the 2023 Threat Weapons & Effects (TWE) Training at Eglin Air Force Base, FL, on 25-27 April 2023. This annual training event is a collaborative effort between…

NSMMS & CRASTE Joint Symposia

NSMMS and CRASTE, two space-focused conferences, will colocate events for the 11th year. These colocated Symposia continue their outstanding legacy in bringing together technologists, users, and decision-makers from across the nation. Discussions involve key technology…

Voice From the Community

Dr. Jing Zhang

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Zhang’s recent research interests include additive manufacturing and ceramic materials for energy applications. He is collaborating with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Army Research Laboratory (CRADA 19-013-001), Praxair Surface Technologies, and Argonne National Laboratory to develop novel coating technologies on 3-D-printed metals. The process will significantly
improve mechanical and thermal properties of 3-D-printed materials.

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