Aircraft Survivability Short Course

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Registration is open to U.S. Citizens ONLY


Event Date: 
March 22, 2016 to March 24, 2016

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 addation 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.

Registration Information: 


Open to U.S. Citizens Only

Fee:There is no fee for Government and active duty military, the fee for non-government is $750.
Policy Note: Your JPAS security clearance credentials will be used to determine if a fee is required.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
0700 - 0730 Course Check-in
0730 - 0755 Welcome to the Short Course & Admin & Security (Prof. Christopher Adams, NPS)
0755 - 0825 Keynote (TBD)
0825 - 0930 Introduction to Aircraft Combat Survivability (Prof. Christopher Adams)
0930 - 0945 Break
0945 - 1040 Survivability Assessment: One-on-One Engagement, Mission and Campaign Analyses (Prof. Christopher Adams)
1040 - 1140 Survivability  Enhancements (Prof. Christopher Adams)
1140 - 1230 Lunch
1230 - 1315 Integrated Survivability Assessment with Discussion of Analysis and Use of Probabilities (Dr. Mark Couch)
1315 - 1330 Break
1330 - 1420 Combat Data  (Dr. Mark Couch)
1420 - 1500 JASPO Overview (Mr. Dennis Lindell, Director JASP)
1500 - 1515 Break
1515 - 1615 Aircraft Survivability - Historical Perspective, Parts 1 & 2 (Mr. David Legg, CS F/W Branch Head)
1615 - 1630 Problem Session and Q&A (Prof. Christopher Adams)
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
0700 - 0730 Course Check-in
0730 - 0740 Review Day One, Problem Session and Q&A (Prof. Christopher Adams)
0740 - 0830 JCAT / ASDAT Brief & Video  (Mr. Greg Fuchs (JCAT / ASDAT)
0830 - 0910 Current Threats Intel Brief, SAF Threats & Analysis  (JCAT / ASDAT)
0910 - 0925 Break
0925 - 1025 Overview of Susceptibility, Aircraft Signatures  (Lt Col Rich Huffman, Commander, National RCS Test Facility)
1025 - 1200 Radar, Electronic Warfare, Threat Ops  (Lt Col Rich Huffman, Commander, National RCS Test Facility)
1200 - 1245 Lunch
1245 - 1515 IR Signatures & Countermeasures, SR Technologies (Maj David Liu (AFIT Professor)
1515 - 1530 Break
1530 - 1615 Human Systems Integration / Situational Awareness (Mr. John Plaga, AF 711th Human Performance)
1615 - 1625 Project Session: Susceptibility Discussion (Adams, Couch, Huffman, Liu)
1625 - 1630 Problem Session and Q&A (Prof. Christopher Adams)
Thursday, March 24, 2016
0700 - 0730 Course Check-in
0730 - 0740 Review Day Two - Problem Session (Prof. Christopher Adams)
0740 - 0815 Threat Effects and Damage Processes (Prof. Christopher Adams)
0815 - 0915 Critical Components and Vulnerability Assessment (Prof. Christopher Adams)
0915 - 0930 Break
0930 - 0945 Vulnerability Reduction Technology; Project Session: Vulnerability Discussion (Adams, Couch, Huffman, Liu)
0945 - 1045 Aircraft Casualty Evaluation Approach (Dr. Mark Couch)
1045 - 1100 Break
1100 - 1200 Live Fire Test and Evaluation/Joint Live Fire  (Dr. Sandra Ugrina, Deputy Director for LFT&E)
1200 - 1245 Lunch
1245 - 1330 Large Transport Specific Aspects of Survivability (Mr. David Legg, CS F/W Branch Head, P-8A)
1330 - 1415 Helicopter Specific Aspects of Survivability (LT Chris Waddell, Rotary Wing Weapons School)
1415 - 1430 Break
1430 - 1530 JSF Full-up System Level (FUSL) Testing & JSF Specific Aspects of Survivability (Chuck Frankenberger, NAVAIR & Mr. Pete Bartolomeo, NAVAIR)
1530 - 1545 A/C Survivability Design & Optimization (Prof. Christopher Adams, Dr. Mark Couch, Lt Col Rich Huffman, Maj David Liu)
1545 - 1600 Course Wrap Up (Prof. Christopher Adams)
413th Auditorium
306 W "F" Ave
Building 439
Eglin AFB, FL 32542
United States
Local Lodging

Holiday Inn Resort
1299 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Hotel Room Per Diem Rate: 148.00
Hotel Reservation Deadline: March 21, 2016



Transportation between the airport, host hotel and the 413th Auditorium WILL NOT be provided. Attendees will be responsible for their own transportation. Carpooling is encouraged. Please note the location of visitor parking at the 413th Auditorium below. 

Contractor attendees should expect an extended delay when driving through the entrance to Eglin AFB. Please consider carpooling in a DoD member driven vehicle or allow an additional sixty minutes  travel time.

Attendees without a Common Access Card (CAC) should expect an additional delay when driving through the entrance to Hurlburt Field. If possible, consider carpooling with someone that possesses a CAC or allow additional travel time for security. 


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Parking at King Auditorium

The 413th Auditorium (Building 439) is indicated on the photo map below.  


413th Auditorium

306 W "F" Avenue, Building 439, Eglin AFB, FL 32542

Holiday Inn Resort

1299 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Security Deadline: 
March 16, 2016

Please provide the following information to your Facility Security Officer (FSO) so they can send your security clearance for the course:

  • Reason For Visit: 2016 Aircraft Combat Survivability Short Course
  • POC Name and Phone Number for the Course:  Frank Gostomski: (410) 273-7722
  • Security POC Name and Phone Number for the SURVICE Engineering Company: Ms. Angela O’Laughlin or Ms. Holly Jones: (410) 273-7722
  • First Day of Visit: 22 March 2016
  • Last Day of Visit: 24 March 2016
  • SMO Code for SURVICE Engineering Company, Belcamp, MD: 7T9885

If you have questions about processing a visit request, or if your organization does not have access to JPAS, please contact Angela or Holly  at the SURVICE Engineering Company Security Office.

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You will be notified via email after your registration, security clearance, and if applicable, registration fee has been received and verified.