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MBSE 2.0: A Modern Approach for Constructing System Architecture Models

A core challenge in modern systems engineering is in applying digital engineering (DE) to programs in support of systems engineering activities. Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) focuses on the formal application of models to support the…

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Material and Structure Considerations for Morphing Aerospace Skins

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory is leading an effort on increasing missile range and lethality against highly maneuverable targets through utilizing active morphing.  In this system, morphing is accomplished through articulating the neck region,…

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman David Douglas, from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, assigned to the first-in-class aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) air department, wears an explosive device disposal suit, Sept. 21, 2022. Ford is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications and workups for a scheduled deployment this fall. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Daniel Perez)

NSWC Indian Head Division Battle Lab

In the last decade, Warfighters have grown reliant on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment to meet their operational needs rather than use traditional U.S. Department of Defense acquisition paths. Although COTS systems may offer a responsive and…

Supporting high-energy lasers for combat

Experimental Protective Coatings for CDEW Applications

Researchers have taken many avenues to mitigate how high-energy laser (HEL) weapons affect platform survivability because of size, weight, performance, and cost factors. Protective coatings offer a cheap, lightweight option for counter directed energy weapons…

full-scale rotating detonation rocket engine

Rotating Detonation Engine Propulsion Integration Efforts at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

Rotating detonation engines (RDEs) have garnered substantial attention as an emerging technology with applications to aerospace propulsion and energy generation due to their high-power density. Significant research and development have improved the operability and performance…

A U.S. Army AH-64D Apache helicopter

Adapted Risk Assessment for Safety Certification of AI-Enabled Mission Software Applications

As the safety functional authority for fielding materiel solutions, the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command’s Safety Office uses risk management to certify that materiel is safe when used as intended. While risk assessment processes…

Past Webinars

Expeditionary Modular Autonomous Vehicle (EMAV) during a training event on Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Applying the Autonomous Ground Vehicle Reference Architecture to MBSE

Utilizing model-based systems engineering (MBSE) is a key enabler for high-quality system design and application of Modular Open Systems Approach principles. The Autonomous Ground Vehicle…

AFRL repairs next generation composite materials with light

Manufacturing, Modeling, and Characterizing Thermoplastic Composites for Military Vehicle Applications

This webinar focuses on developing methods for manufacturing structural thermoplastic composite materials, characterizing the mechanical properties of such composites, and modeling the static and dynamic…

ARL's Transonic Experimental Facility

ARL Hypervelocity Ballistic Range Experiments

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s (ARL’s) Transonic Experimental Facility (TEF) is an all-purpose research firing range that has been used to investigate propulsion, materials, flight,…

Assessing Military Technology: Effectiveness Is the Metric That Matters

It is clear that effectiveness is a crucial metric when it comes to making informed decisions about investments in warfighting technologies. This presentation underscores the…

Current State and Future Directions of Composites Additive Manufacturing (AM) for Limited Life Aircraft Structure

Continuous fiber composites printing offers an elegant means to generate complex shapes, reinforce parts by leveraging the inherent anisotropy of fiber deposition, and enable a…

Expanding Release Envelopes Into the Supersonic Regime via CFD-Driven Analysis

The Air Force Seek Eagle Office (AFSEO) is dedicated to store-aircraft compatibility and responsible for recommending release envelope limits that permit safe and acceptable store…