Notable Technical Inquiry

What are the minimum hot air decontamination temperatures for common chemical weapons and anthrax?

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) discussed the issue with chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear subject matter experts (SMEs) from military units; U.S. Air Force, Army, and Navy research laboratories; and joint program offices. Additionally, DSIAC researchers reviewed numerous technical reports within the Defense Technical Information Center Research & Engineering Gateway that included details on test results of hot air decontamination (HAD) and biothermal decontamination (BTD) for the C-141, C-130, and Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. The general consensus of…

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Thao Nguyen

Engineering Fellow, Discipline chief of the Survivability-Vulnerability Discipline, Pratt & Whitney

Mr. Nguyen manages the analytical, modeling, and simulation activities to determine the survivability posture of jet propulsion systems. He leads vulnerability reduction efforts to address effects from chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear; electromagnetic environments; and ballistic threats, including propulsion systems’ live fire testing performed in realistic combat conditions to ensure survivable engine design. He is a member of various joint government-industry working groups, including the National Defense Industrial Association, to identify emerging threats and solutions and establish assessment methodologies and testing techniques.

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