Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Please note this is a draft agenda and is subject to change. *Updated as of 6/29/20. All times listed are Eastern time zone.

Time
Location
10:00 – 10:05 am
Thomas Harward
Lead Technologist Fuze & Safety Devices, Advanced Systems, Raytheon Technologies  
10:05 – 10:15 am
MG James Boozer, USA (Ret)
Executive Vice President, National Defense Industrial Association  
10:15 - 10:45 am
Lt Col Brian "Hanzo" Stiles, USAF
Commander, 72d Test and Evaluation Squadron, Whiteman Air Force Base

The focus of the discussion will be on the B-2 and Operational Test of the World’s Premiere Bomber. Covering the current and future modernization efforts for the B-2 as well as future weapons testing.  
11:00– 11:20 am
Mike Connolly
Electronics Engineer, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Aviation and Missile Center

An overview of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Aviation & Missile Center (CCDC AvMC), which is headquartered at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, with emphasis on missile technology initiatives that could benefit from modern fuze and fuze-related capabilities.  
11:35 – 11:55 am
Kevin Cochran
Technical Project Manager, Naval Surface Warfare Center – Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division

The brief will provide an overview of the Navy fuzing laboratories and their fuzing-related science & technology efforts. Core design, modeling & simulation, and test & evaluation capabilities will be discussed and current fuze projects and thrust areas as well as a fuze roadmap will be outlined.  
11:55 – 12:10 pm
Networking chat lobbies allow attendees the chance to network and chat with a large group or to break off and have individual conversations.  
12:10 – 12:30 pm
George Jolly
Technical Advisor, Air Force Research Laboratory.  
12:45 – 1:05 pm
Dr. Adriane Moura
Staff Mechanical Engineer 2, Applied Research Associates, Inc.

We present the experimental characterization methods and results for dynamic evaluation of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) shock accelerometers for high-g applications. In this work, we assembled older as well as recent laboratory dynamic shock testing of damped MEMS piezoresistive shock accelerometers from various manufacturers (Endevco, PCB, Kulite, TE Connectivity). The dynamic shock testing was performed using a Hopkinson bar to characterize the forward and reverse linearity, cross-axis sensitivity, and performance over a range of acceleration levels for each accelerometer.  
1:20 – 1:40 pm
Isabelle Delagrange
Ammunition Lead Engineer, CTA International  
1:55 – 2:15 pm
Kevin O'Connor, Jr.
Mechanical Engineer, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Armaments Center, Fuze Division

The presentation will cover the design, testing, and characterization of metal MEMS latching setback sensing mechanisms performed by CCDC-AC fuze engineers over the past two years. The application of this class of switch for setback sensing will be discussed.  
2:15 – 2:45 pm
Networking chat lobbies allow attendees the chance to network and chat with a large group or to break off and have individual conversations.  
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Please note this is a draft agenda and is subject to change. *Updated as of 6/29/20. All times listed are Eastern time zone.

Time
Location
10:00 – 10:05 am
Thomas Harward
Lead Technologist Fuze & Safety Devices, Advanced Systems, Raytheon Technologies  
10:05 – 10:25 am
Bernard Smith-Roberts
Engineering Systems Manager, Explosive Material Branch Joint Systems Division, Capacity Acquisition and Sustainment Group, Australian Department of Defense

In March 2014, three Australian soldiers were injured as a result of an incident where an artillery fuze initiated on being rammed in an M777A2 Howitzer. This presentation will explore the incident itself, as well as the investigation and overarching inquiry, and their findings, along with the outcomes of the incident and Australian lessons learned.  
10:45 – 11:05 am
Nick Malinoski
Supervisory Engineer, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Armaments Center

Army S&T overview of Combat Capabilities Development Command, Armaments Center fuzing initiatives. The Overview will focus on Army S&T investments and opportunities for collaboration with Armaments Center fuzing technologies.  
11:20 – 11:40 am
Shane Curtis
Senior Staff Member, Sandia National Laboratories

This presentation will provide an overview of the current work performed by the Advanced Fuzing Technology Department at Sandia National Laboratories. Specific topics will include distributed embedded fuzing and its enabling technologies, fireset component research, and future development challenges and opportunities  
11:55 – 12:15 pm
Lawrence Fan
Fuze Program Manager, Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division

The DoD Joint Fuze Technology Program develops enabling and common fuze technologies for DoD and Combatant Command high priority weapon capability needs. As directed under OUSD Research & Engineering (R&E), the JFTP provides technical direction to the Department for fuze solutions and technologies that enable U.S. munitions to meet future requirements  
12:15 – 12:30 pm
Networking chat lobbies allow attendees the chance to network and chat with a large group or to break off and have individual conversations.  
12:30 – 12:50 pm
Vince Matrisciano
Research & Development Program Manager, U.S. Army Joint Program Executive Office Armaments & Ammunition

Planning and executing transition of new technology is a constant challenge. There is currently no formal process or mechanism for all stakeholders to collectively determine technology transition and part obsolescence priorities in fuze products. This presentation will describe recent efforts to increase stakeholder coordination to maximize technology transition.  
1:05 – 1:25 pm
Dr. Daniel Jean
Senior Microsystems Engineer, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command - Army Research Laboratories  
1:40 – 2:00 pm
Maxim Keyler
Electronics Engineer, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Armaments Center  
2:00 – 2:30 pm