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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
June 22, 2016 - June 24, 2016
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


Wednesday, 22 June 2016

0900-0945 ARL Strategic Discussion and Q&A Session, Dr. Philip Perconti, Director (Acting), Army Research Laboratory

0945-1015 Sciences for Lethality and Protection Overview, Dr. Scott Schoenfeld, ScLP Senior Campaign Scientist, Army Research Laboratory, WMRD

Session: Kinetic Lethality - Propulsion and Launch / Effects on Target

1100-1130 Chemical Synthesis of Energetic Materials, Dr. Leah Wingard, ORISE Postdoctoral Chemist, WMRD

1130-1200 Multiscale Modeling of Energetic Material Response, Dr. Betsy Rice, Research Chemist, ARL Fellow, WMRD

1200-1345 Parallel Sessions: Working Lunch, Poster Sessions I(A&B) and Lab Tour

1200-1345 Poster Session I(A): Materials Supporting Kinetic Lethality - Propulsion and Launch / Effects on Target

Theoretical Studies on Structural Bond Energy Release Materials, Dr. William Mattson/Dr. Don Johnson, WMRD Research Physical Scientist

Mechanochemistry, Dr. Timothy Jenkins, WMRD Research Chemist

Extended Solids of Croconic Acid as Propellants for Gun Applications, Dr. Sarah Isert, WMRD ORISE Postdoctoral Scientist

1445-1630 Session: Kinetic Lethality - Propulsion and Launch / Effects on Target - Ballistics and Blast

1445-1630 Poster Session II(A): Kinetic Lethality - Propulsion and Launch/Effects on Target - Ballistics and Blast

Ultrafast Dynamics of Energetics, Dr. Frank De Lucia/Dr. Nhan Dang, WMRD Research Chemist

Shock Energy on Target, Dr. Kevin McNesby, Dr. Barrie Homan, Mr. Vincent Boyle, Mr. Collin Pecora, Dr. DeCarlos Taylor, WMRD

Solid Propellant Burn Rate Enhancement for Missile Propulsion, Mr. John Ritter, WMRD Mechanical Engineer

1800 Joint Working Dinner: Panel/ARL Discussions

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Session: Kinetic Lethality - Flight, Guidance, Navigation, and Control

0830-0900 Desired Lethal Effects at Standoff Ranges in Constrained Environments Overview, Dr. Frank Fresconi, Mechanical Engineer, Research Area Leader for Flight, Navigation, and Control, WMRD

0900-0930 Impulsive Control for Highly-Maneuverable, Small-diameter Munitions, Mr. Vishal Bhagwandin, Aerospace Engineer, WMRD

Session: Kinetic Lethality - Flight, Guidance, Navigation, and Control; Parallel Sessions of Poster Session III and Lab Tours

0930-1130 Poster Session III Kinetic Lethality - Flight, Guidance, Navigation, and Control Energetics Laboratory Tour

High-G COTS Component Survivability Experimentation, Mr. Eric Greenwell, WMRD Mechanical Engineer

Vortex-fin Interaction Predictions of Elementary Configurations with Experimental Validation, Dr. James DeSpirito, WMRD Aerospace Engineer

Vortex-fin Interactions on Bodies of Revolution, Dr. Sidra Silton, WMRD Aerospace Engineer

A Polar Coded Aperture for Compressive Spectral Imaging, Mr. Michael Don, WMRD Electrical Engineer

Real-time Processing of Image-based Navigation Algorithms, Dr. Cory Miller, WMRD Electronics Engineer

Line-of-Sight Rate Estimation Algorithms for Highly-Dynamic, Strap-down Systems, Mr. James Maley, WMRD Aerospace Engineer

Emerging COTS Measurements and Flight Experiments, Mr. Daniel Everson, WMRD Aerospace Engineer

Session: Kinetic Lethality - Flight, Guidance, Navigation, and Control

1130-1200 Polarized Skylight Navigation, Mr. Moshe Hamaoui, Physicist, WMRD

1200-1230 Target Estimation Algorithms with Measurement Constraints, Dr. Bethany Allik, Electrical Engineer, WMRD

1230-1300 Working Lunch

1500 Travel of Kinetic Lethality - Flight Guidance, Navigation, and Control to Bldg 453.

1515-1615 Breakout Session with ARL Scientists: (2 rooms)
TAB Panel has Q&A with Presents Initial Thoughts Followed by Open Discussion with ARL Personnel

Kinetic Lethality - Propulsion and Launch; Effects on Target, Dr. Jennifer Ciezak-Jenkins

Kinetic Lethality - Flight Guidance, Navigation, and Control, Dr. Frank Fresconi

1615-1630 Travel of Kinetic Lethality - Flight, Guidance, Navigation, and Control to Bldg 459.

Friday, June 24, 2016

1100-1200 Panel Discussions with ARL Personnel

1200 Panel Meeting Adjourns

1200 Panel Chair meets with ARL Director

1300 Adjourn

Note: The data gathering sessions of this meeting to be held on June 22, 2016, from 10:15 am – 10:45 am, EDT, and 12:00 noon – 5:30 pm, 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 T. Gray III
Melvin R. Baer
George C. Schatz
Joseph E. Shepherd
Steven F. Son
Charles E. Anderson
Ghatu Subhash
Gary L. Messing
Tracy Vogler
Zelda Gills
Jerry A. Krill
Allan T. Mense
Frank J. Serna

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Review of the agenda and criteria and plan for the review.
Discussion of findings from the review.
Plan for the preparation of the final report.

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

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: June 27, 2016