Defense Systems Digest - 16 July 2019

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What are the latest counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS) in the U.S. Armed Forces?

DSIAC was asked to compile the latest counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS) solutions for the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. DSIAC reached out to C-UAS subject matter experts at...

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Sriraam Natarajan
Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Texas, Dallas

My research interests lie in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), with an emphasis on machine learning, statistical relational learning and AI, reinforcement learning, graphical models and biomedical applications. Due to my research efforts, I was the recipient of the Young Investigator Award from the U.S. Army Research Office, the Amazon Faculty Research Award, the Intel Faculty Award, the XEROX. Faculty Award, and Indiana University IU Trustees Teaching Award. I was also the co-editor-in-chief of the machine learning section of Fronteirs in the Big Data journal, an editorial board member of MLJ, JAIR, and DAMI journals and the electronics publishing editor of JAIR. Additionally, I am the organizer of the key workshops in the field of statistical relational learning. 

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Tuesday 30 July 2019 – 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. EDT 


This webinar is an introduction to directed energy weapons (DEWs) and their effects – specifically, high-power, radio frequency/microwave (HPM) DEWs. The presentation will cover what HPM weapons are, the type of weapons – narrowband and wideband, how the weapons are similar to, but different from traditional electronic warfare (EW) and electromagnetic pulse (EMP), and how the HPM energy couples into a target’s electronics and their effects. We will also cover some of the basic modeling and simulation tools for computing and estimating the probability of target failure as a function of weapon power density and range. Finally, we will show an example of how to determine hardening requirements for a notional helicopter against an HPM weapon.