(U.S. Army photo by CW2 Cameron Roxberry)

September 21, 2021 - September 23, 2021
Host: Georgia Tech Research Institute
Sponsor:  JASP

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 U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), active-duty military, and government contractors who need to better understand how to increase the survivability and combat effectiveness of air platforms in manned and unmanned systems.  Many students typically work in aircraft survivability fields such as susceptibility reduction and vulnerability reduction, survivability modeling and simulation, ballistic and vulnerability testing, and systems engineering.  However, the course will also greatly benefit personnel working program management and acquisition of DoD aircraft, as well as military pilots and personnel in aviation commands.

This free course, funded by JASP and DOT&E, has no registration cost


In order to successfully register for this course, please complete the following steps:


  1. Complete registration form  – Register Here (You must be logged in.)
  2.  Submit your classified visit requestPlease see the security tab below for more information.
  3. Submit your completed need-to-know form.

Link to Need-to-Know Form

**To access form, you must download and save it**

Please note:  If you can’t download with Chrome, please use Internet Explorer.​ If you are still unable to access the form, please contact holly.p.jones.ctr@mail.mil

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 Tuesday morning.




Georgia Tech Research Institute

250 14th Street

Atlanta, GA 30322


Directions to GTRI Conference Center

250 14th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30332

From Hartsfield International Airport and Points South of Atlanta

  • Take I-75/I-85 North through downtown Atlanta.
  • Take Exit 250 toward 10th St/14th St/Georgia Tech.
  • Go straight, passing through one intersection, which is 10th Street.
  • 10th Street will merge onto Williams Street NW.
  • Turn LEFT at 14th Street to cross over the interstate.
  • The GTRI Headquarters/GTRI Conference Center Building is a tall building on the left (between the equally tall Georgia Public Broadcasting building and the Silver Skillet restaurant).
Visitor Parking:
  • Parking is available in the parking deck that is located between the GTRI Headquarters Building and the Georgia Public Broadcasting Building.
  • Please proceed to the gate and it will automatically open as you enter/exit. Proceed to the right up the ramp.
  • Short-term visitors (less than 4 hr) may park in a designated visitor area marked on Level 2.
  • Long-term visitors (more than 4 hr) will need a dash pass and should park outside the designated visitor area. The parking office or GTRI representative for the event will arrange to get dash passes to attendees of events in the conference center.
  • VIP PARKING ONLY: Park directly in front of the lobby.
Visitor Building Access:
  • Take the elevator down to the ground floor from the parking garage and walk around outside of the building to the main lobby entrance.
  • Proceed toward the security console desk or event registration desk located in the lobby.
  • Picture ID is required. The guard will call your contact after badging.
Mass Transit:
  • The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) north line trains take you from the airport baggage claim to the Midtown (N4) station.
  • The free GT Tech Trolley provides service to and from the Midtown MARTA Station.Recommended Hotels
Hotel Reservation Block:

SONEsta select atlanta midtown georgia tech  (formerly Courtyard Marriott)

Below is the link for making online reservations at the Sonesta for ACS Short Course.

ACS Short Course

Guests can also make reservations by calling Sonesta Reservations: 1-800-SONESTA
Short Course Booking Code: 2109ACSSHO
Cut off Date: August 19, 2021

1132 Techwood Drive, Atlanta, GA 30318
T: 404.607.1112 | F: 404.607.1020 | sonesta.com/select

Check-in time is after 3:00 p.m. on the day of arrival. Check-out time is before noon on the day of departure.

Rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes 16.9% + $5.00 state fee in effect at the time of check-in.
Self-parking is available on the property and is $22.00 per night.
Room rates are based on single and double occupancy. An extra person charge of $40.00 will apply for each additional occupant.

Discounted room rates are $131.00 per night (per diem rates are $163.00/night)
Pets are allowed, but a fee will apply. Guests must notify the front desk before check-in and sign a pet lodging agreement.
Pet fees are $25.00 per day.

RESERVATIONS DUE DATE: Reservations must be received by the hotel on or before Thursday, August 19, 2021 (the “Reservations Due Date”), after which rooms not reserved will be returned to general inventory; thereafter, reservations will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis.

Other Recommended Hotels:
  1. Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown35 14th Street NEAtlanta, GA 30309(0.5 miles from GTRI Conference Center)(0.2 miles from Arts Center MARTA Subway Station)
  2. Courtyard Marriott1132 Techwood Drive NWAtlanta, GA 30318404-607-1112(0.2 miles from GTRI Conference Center)(1 mile from MidtownMARTA Subway Station)
  3. Hilton Garden Inn97 10th Street NWAtlanta, GA 30309404-524-4006(0.5 miles from GTRIConference Center)(0.4 miles from MidtownMARTA Subway Station)
Suggested Restaurants:

Antico’s Pizza

1093 Hemphill Ave.

Atlanta, GA 30318

Baby Tommy’s Taste

of New York Pizza

365 14th Street NW

Atlanta, GA 30318


1100 Northside Drive NW

Atlanta, GA 30318

Firehouse Subs

537 10th Street NW

Atlanta, GA 30318

Gio’s Chicken Amalfitano

1099 Hemphill Ave. NW

Atlanta, GA 30318

JCT Kitchen

1198 Howell Mill Road

Suite #18, Atlanta, GA 30318

Jimmy John’s

365 14th Street NW

Atlanta, GA 30318

Lucky Buddha

529 10th Street NW

Atlanta, GA 30318


1170 Howell Mill Road

Atlanta, GA 30318

Moe’s Original Bar B Que

349 14th Street NW

Atlanta, GA 30318

Poppin Pita Grill

420 14th Street NW #100b

Atlanta, GA 30318

Silver Skillet

200 14th Street NW

Atlanta, GA 30318

The Optimist

914 Howell Mill Road

Atlanta, GA 30318

Three Dollar Café

West Midtown

1000 Northside Drive NW

Atlanta, GA 30318

Waffle House

5565 Northside Drive NW

Atlanta, GA 30327

Wagaya Japanese

339 14th Street NW

Atlanta, GA 30318

Click here to view the GTRI Visitors Guide



Please have your security office submit your visit request ASAP

Reason for Visit:  Aircraft Combat Survivability Short Course
POC and Phone Number for Meeting: Darnell Marbury, 703-604-0387
Security POC and Phone Number for Event (processing visit requests): Donovan Williamson, 404-407-6374
Security POC and Phone Number for SURVICE Engineering (processing need-to-know forms):  Ms. Holly Jones, 443-360-4600. holly.jones@dsiac.org; holly.p.jones.ctr@mail.mil
First Day of Visit: 21 September 2021
Last Day of Visit: 23 September 2021
SMO Code: 0KC834


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