Defense Systems Digest - 12 February 2019

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Notable Technical Inquiry

How can historical "lessons learned" from nuclear acquisition and certification efforts help mitigate new program acquisition pitfalls and avoid cost/time overrun?

DSIAC staff contacted multiple government historical research agencies and nuclear departments to assist in collecting...

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Larry Bowden, P.E.
Chevron, Emerging Technology Analyst

I am an Emerging Technology Analyst at Chevron. I work to improve efficiency and profitability through research and the implementation of disruptive technologies. I’ve designed cognitive models enhanced with knowledge graph interfaces, written quantum computing programs using chemical libraries, and developed fiber optic surveillance systems. I have also launched technologies to safely extend service life and increase energy production from declining assets, and implemented numerous systems using AI to assist human decision making throughout the oil and gas vertical.

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X-ray Computed Tomography (XCT) scanning has been in use for decades, and it remains a key component in non-destructive testing (NDT).  XCT allows a user to create a three-dimensional (3D) representation of a scanned object within a computer software program, and to create highly detailed output files for future use and manipulation.  XCT has evolved over recent years to be used for research and development, reverse engineering, manufacturing and quality control, and life cycle management.  Specifically, for defense applications, XCT has been found to be very useful in support of ballistic test and evaluation, armor design and testing, parts inspection, reverse engineering, and evaluation of additively manufactured parts.