Defense Systems Digest - 18 June 2019 / Photo Credit: Lockheed Martin

Notable Technical Inquiry

Is there precision accuracy data for the 25-mm gun on the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), ideally for both the target practice (TP) round and high-explosive incendiary (HEI) round?

DSIAC was asked to assist in locating information or points of contact (POCs) for discussion on circular...

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Voice From The Community

Peter A. Morrison
Program Officer, Directed & Counter Directed Energy Weapons, Office of Naval Research (ONR)

Working for the U.S. Navy for 35 years on weapons (air, surface, subsurface, directed, kinetic, conventional and non-conventional, and improvised), I joined ONR 20 years ago to focus research in improved performance, including high-energy lasers (HELs) and high-power microwaves (HPMs). I direct/fund basic research, applied sciences, and advanced prototype programs, including the deployment of the Laser Weapon System (LaWS) on the USS PONCE [AFSB(i)-15], the Solid State Laser-Technology Maturation (SSL-TM) Program, and the Ground-Based Aviation Defense (GBAD) HEL weapon. These programs involve laboratory theoretical investigations, component development, systems integration, field testing, virtual modeling, and user field testing.

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Tuesday 26 June 2019 – 12:00 p.m to 12:45 p.m. EDT

FPGA’s use in complex sensor systems is growing rapidly. Radar, communication, navigation, and weapon systems are increasingly relying on the speed, flexibility, and determinism that FPGAs bring to the table for signal and digital signal processing. Although their usage in complex designs is growing rapidly, a certain mystery still surrounds good practices and techniques for high-speed FPGA designs. However, the importance of these practices is becoming more important as clock speeds and bandwidths increase. This webinar will introduce good practices to avoid common problems in FPGA firmware designs. These techniques are useful for medium and low-speed designs as well. Read More.