Defense Systems Digest - 18 December 2018

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Notable Technical Inquiry

What information is available on low-velocity grenade munitions?

DSIAC subject matter experts (SMEs) performed an information search of open sources, the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) repository, and Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force (JANNAF) repository briefings, data...

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Albrecht Jander
Associate Professor, Oregon State University, Applied Magnetics Laboratory

I am a professor of electrical engineering and co-director of the Applied Magnetics Laboratory at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. I conduct research on technological applications of advanced magnetic materials and, in particular, magnetostrictive materials. Currently the laboratory is studying the parametric interactions of spin waves and acoustic waves in magnetostrictive materials for non-linear microwave signal processing as well as processes for additive manufacturing of microwave magnetic materials in gradient index lenses. I look forward to collaborating with others on magnetic device design or providing advanced measurement services. 

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