41th Annual Armament Systems: Gun & Missile Systems Conference & Exhibition

"Enhancing Our Capability & Evolving for Tomorrow"

27 - 30 March 2006

New Orleans, LA


Tuesday, March 27, 2006

General Session:

  • Armament Division Overview, Mr. Dave Broden, Chairman, NDIA Armaments Division

Session: Guns and Missiles - Advanced Weapons and Design

Session: Large Caliber Guns/Non-Lethals

  • An Enhanced 105mm Artillery System - Not Your Father's 105, Mr. Michael Peck, General Dynamics Land Systems
  • Modular Design of Naval Gun Systems - Lessons Learned, Mr. Andrew Bradick, Lockheed Martin
  • 120mm XM360 Gun for Future Combat System, Mr. David Smith, Benet Labs/ARDEC
  • 155mm XM1063 Non-Lethal Personnel Suppression Projectile, Ms. Jennifer McCormick, GDOTS
  • Non-Lethal Blunt Trauma Grenade Performance Improvement, Mr. Ryan Olsen, ARDEC
  • Low Collateral Damage 105mm Artillery Shell, Lt Carly Northam, USAF, AFRL


Wednesday, March 29, 2006

General Session:

  • Keynote: "Exploiting Gun & Missile Capabilities in Tomorrow's Operating Environment", Mr. Peter DeMasi, Deputy Director FCS BCT Warfighting Systems Integration

Session: Guns and Missiles - Model and Simulation

  • A Target Tracking Algorithm that Reduces A Target Tracking Algorithm that Reduces Designation Time, Mr. Bryan Freeman, G33, NSWC Dahlgren
  • Blast Overpressure Measurement - Techniques for CFD Model Validation in the Development of Large Caliber Gun Systems: (Presentation) and (Paper), Mr. Peter L. Silver, U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center
  • Guidance Law Applied to the Ballistic Trajectory Extended Range Munition, Mr. Ekishore B. Pamadi, NSWC Dahlgren
  • Gun Weapon System Safe Separation: A Standardized Approach, Mr. Sanford "Luke" Steelman, III, NSWC Dahlgren, Code G33
  • Evaluation of System Effectiveness of Guided Projectiles, Mr. Jeff Siewert, Arrow Tech
  • Joint Gun Effectiveness Model (JGEM), Ms. Barbara Harris and Morris Walker, Gun Weapon Systems Branch (G32), NSWC Dahlgren

Session: Weapon System Testing

  • Inductive Interface for ERGM GPS Guided Projectile - Background and Test Results, Mr. George Wiles, NSWC Dahlgren
  • Analysis of the Effectiveness of Thermal Shroud on the Thermal Deformation of a Gun Barrel, Mr. Tae-Ho Han, Agency for Defense Development, Korea
  • The Analysis and Classification of Images - Generated by X-Ray Computed Tomography, Mr. Michael Lowery, University of California – Santa Cruz
  • Introduction to the Standardized Mout Target Testing Board, Mr. Timothy Farrand and David Fordyce, Army Research Laboratory (ARL)

Session: Rockets & Missles - System Developments


Thursday, March 30, 2006

Session: Guns and Missiles - Medium Caliber Guns and Ammunition

  • 25mm Gun Systems for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), Mr. David Maher, General Dynamics Armament & Technical Products (GDATP)
  • XM307 Advanced Crew Served Weapon Increased Lethality Capability for the Stryker Vehicles, Mr. Jeff Ladner, GDATP and Mr. Jim LeGue, GDLS
  • Phalanx Close In Weapon Support (CIWS) Dented Brass Dynamic Analysis, Mr. John Fletcher, GDATP
  • Baselining of the 40mm Family of Ammunition, Mr. James Grassi, ARDEC
  • 30x173mm High Explosive Air Burst - Trace (HEAB-T) Capabilities for Tomorrow, Mr. Don Dillard, GDOTS
  • LW30 Spiral Development Marking Round Technology Demonstration, Mr. G. Duncan Langlois, ATK Ammunition and Energetics
  • 20mm M940 MPT-SD vs. M246 HEI-TSD Ground to Air Performance Comparison, Mr. Don Dillard, GDOTS

Session: Propellants, Energetics and Warheads