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Project Title: Panel On Ballistics Science and Engineering at the Army Research Laboratory

PIN: DEPS-LAB-12-05         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Laboratory Assessments Board DEPS
Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Board

Mozhi, Arul

Subject/Focus Area:
Engineering and Technology

Panel On Ballistics Science and Engineering at the Army Research Laboratory
July 15, 2014 - July 17, 2014
Army Research Laboratory
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Eva Labre


Tuesday, 15 July 2014

0900 The Science of Lethality and Protection, Dr. Patrick Baker, Director, ARL Weapons and Materials Research Directorate (WMRD)

1145 Working Lunch and Poster Session I: Energetics

Coarse Grain Modeling, Dr. John Brennan
Nanodiamond Energy Release Modeling, Dr. William Mattson
High Performance Computing Institute, Drs. Decarlos Taylor and Betsy Rice
Optically Measured Explosive Impulse, Drs. Matt Biss and Mr. Steve Aubert
Spectroscopy of Metalized Explosive Reactions, Dr. Kevin McNesby

1345 Assemble to drive to Building 459

1400 Propulsion Science, Dr. Dick Beyer

1420 The Physics of Gun Interior Ballistics, Dr. Mike Nusca

1450 Break and walk to Building 453

1500 Poster Session II: Interior Ballistics

Muzzle Pressure Management: Ballistic Range Investigations I, Drs. Matt Biss and Kevin McNesby
Muzzle Pressure Management: Modeling and Simulation, Dr. Mike Nusca
Physics of Burn Rate Enhancement for Solid Rocket Propellants, Dr. Mike McQuaid
Physics of Composite Solid Rocket Propellants, Dr. Chiung-Chu Chen
Fundamental Investigations of Small Caliber Green Primers, Mr. Todd Dutton
Developing a Model to Predict Vulnerability of Ammunition Compartments, Mr. Greg Mannix and Ms. Gina Schafer

1830 Joint Working Dinner: Panel and ARL Engage in Discussion/Question and Answer Session

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

0900 Flight Sciences and GNC Overview, Dr. Mark Ilg

0920 High Maneuverability Projectile Flight, Dr. Frank Fresconi

0950 Break and walk to Building 453

1010 Poster Session III: Exterior Ballistics

Effects of Canard Interactions on Aerodynamic Performance of a Fin-Stabilized Projectile, Dr. Sidra Silton
Coupled Jet Interactions for Maneuvering Flight Behavior, Dr. Jabaraj Sahu
Image-Based Navigation Algorithms, Ms. Luisa Fairfax
Estimation Theory with Censored Measurements, Dr. Bethany Allik
Observer Algorithms for Line-of-Sight Rate, Mr. Cory Miller
Enabling Vision for Projectile Image Based Navigation, Mr. Moshe Hamaoui
Compressive Sensing IR for Spinning Munitions, Mr. Mike Don

Note: The data gathering sessions of this meeting to be held on: July 15, 2014 from 9:30 am – 11:30 am, 1:45 am – 1:45 pm, and 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT; July 16, 2014 from 10:10 am – 12:10 pm, EDT; and July 17, 2014 from 10:15 am – 11:45 am, EDT, will not be open to the public under Subsection 15(b)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. The Academy has determined that to open these sessions to the public would disclose information described in 5 U.S.C. 552(b).

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
George Gray III
Melvin Baer
Michael Jaffe
Jerry Krill
Alan Needleman
Frank Serna
William Marras
Leslie Smith
Donna Vargas
Joseph Shepherd

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Discussion of potential perceptions of possible sources of bias and conflict of interest
Discussion of process for the assessment of the ARL human sciences discipline
Discussion of impressions formed from review of persentations, posters, tours, and demonstrations

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: July 23, 2014