2019 Aircraft Combat Survivability Short Course

Registration is open to U.S. Citizens with a Secret Clearance Only


Event Date: 
May 29, 2019 to May 31, 2019
GTRI, Atlanta

This 3-day short course in aircraft combat survivability is designed to provide an overview of the aircraft combat survivability discipline.  The course is intended for Department of Defense (DoD), active duty military, and government contractors who work in aircraft survivability fields such as survivability modeling and simulation, ballistic and vulnerability testing, susceptibility reduction and vulnerability reduction, and systems engineering.  The course will also benefit personnel working program management and acquisition of DoD aircraft. 

The course is based upon the book “The Fundamentals of Aircraft Combat Survivability Analysis and Design, 2nd Edition” by Robert E. Ball, published by AIAA. In addition to the presentation material, a copy of the textbook is provided to students as part of the course. This course highlights the important concepts necessary to understand the breadth of the survivability discipline.

Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit will be awarded for successful completion.

Administrative questions may be directed to Darnell Marbury, darnell.marbury@navy.mil, 703-604-0387.

The lecturer-in-charge is Prof. Christopher Adams of the Naval Postgraduate School, caadams@nps.edu, 831-656-3400.

Registration Information: 

You will need to log into DSIAC to register for this course. To log in and complete your registration, please use the form below.  In addition to your online registration, you will also need to submit a Visit Request and for contractor/industry personnel, a Need-to-Know form ( Please refer to the Security tab for pertinent security information and applicable forms).

If you are a Contractor or Industry registrant, there are a limited number of non-Government slots available for this course. Your Contractor/Industry vs. Government status will be verified upon registration.

Cancellation Policy
We anticipate a high demand for this event; please notify DSIAC of any cancellations at least 10 calendar days prior to start of the course so that your seat may be given to the next wait-listed registrant.  A refreshment fee of $50 will be collected at the door on the first day.


In order to view this registration form, you must first login. If the person you are trying to register for this event is not a DSIAC member, please have them create a membership with DSIAC first before continuing with this registration. Failing to do so will cause an error during event registration.

Download Schedule(s): 
GTRI Conference Center
250 14th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
United States
Parking Instructions:

Parking at the center is free.  The parking pass will be emailed to you.  It is recommended that attendees park on levels 4, 5, or 6 and take the elevator down to the lobby.  GTRI employees park on levels 1, 2, and 3.


JASPO has set up a room block for the Aircraft Survivability Short Course on 29-31 May, 2019.

Courtyard Atlanta Midtown / Georgia Tech
1132 Techwood Drive NW
Atlanta, GA  30318-7814

Guest should make reservation by calling them in or online via the link provided below:
Phone: 404-6071112 or 800-321-2211 (Refer to the ACS Short Course room block)
Reservation Link: http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/grou...

You can make reservations to check in as early as 5/28/19 and check out on 6/3/19.
Per Diem Rate is $152.00 / night.
Reservation cutoff date: April 19, 2019.

There are a limited number of rooms available in this block, so please make your reservations ASAP so more can be added as necessary. 

GTRI Conference Center

250 14th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Security Deadline: 
January 13, 2020

Step 1:

Visit Request Information - Send Clearances via JPAS
Reason for Visit: To attend the 2019 Aircraft Survivability Short Course
Meeting POC: Darrell Lamm
Security/Visit Request POC: Ashley Ellis; 404-407-6661; ashley.ellis@gtri.gatech.edu
Need-to-Know POC:  Ms. Holly Jones; 443-360-4600; holly.p.jones.ctr@mail.mil
First Day of Visit: 29 May 2019
Last Day of Visit: 31 May 2019
SMO Code: 0KC834

Step 2:

Need-to-Know Form: Send completed form to holly.p.jones.ctr@mail.mil.
Need-to-Know Form

For Presenters Only

Mail Classified Packages to:
Georgia Institute of Technology
Research Security Department
350268 Georgia Tech Station
Atlanta GA  30332-0800

Inner Envelope:
Attention: Emma Whittaker / Darrell Lamm
Meeting materials for JASPO Meeting, ACS Short Course.  Please hold for Darnell Marbury; Contents will be picked up on Monday, March 25th.

Additional Info
Meeting Information:
  • Arrive between 7:00 and 7:15 on Wednesday the 29th for first-day registration.
  • Course will take place in the main auditorium.
  • Will use rooms A, B, and C for breakout sessions and lunch.
  • Lunch and snacks for the week are covered under the food and refreshment fee.  This cash-only, mandatory fee of $50 will be collected on Wednesday morning.
Points of Contact: 

Conference Sponsor:
Darrell Lamm (Sponsor for JASPO)
Office: 404-407-6031

Events Coordinator:
Shelly Ward, Room 112

A/V Technician:
John Jones

Document Control / Research Security Department:
POC: Emma Whittaker
Phone: 404-407-6712