52nd Annual Fuze Conference

"Smart Fuzing - Adding Intelligence to Fuzing Solutions"

13 - 15 May 2008

Sparks, NV


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Session II - General Session

  • "DTRA Counter WMD Technologies Fuzing & Instrumentation Technology", Dr. Robert Hastie, DTRA
  • ARDEC Overview, COL Scott Flynn, Director, Enterprise & Systems Integration Center (ESIC)
  • AMRDEC Overview, Mr. Gene Henderson
  • Navy Overview, Mr. John Hendershot for Dr. Robert Gates, Technical Director NSWC Indian Head Division
  • Air Force S&T Strategy, Mr. Tim Tobik, Chief Fuze Branch Munitions Directorate, Air Force Armament Laboratory
  • Air Force Acquisition Strategy, Mr. Michael Campbell, 679th Armament Systems Squadron

Session III - General Session

  • "Requirements For Joint EOD Approval of Ordnance And Weapon Systems", Ms. Melissa Milani, U.S. Ordnance Program Manager, NAVEODTECHDIV, Indian Head, MD
  • Modular Advanced Fuze Interface Architecture (MAFIA), Dr. Jason R. Foley, Ph.D., Fuzes Branch, Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory

Session IIIA - Open Sessions

  • New Changes to MIL-STD-331, Progressive Arming and Primary Explosive Component Safety Testing, Mr. Brian Will, NSWC Dahlgren, Guns and Ammunition Branch, Code G32
  • A Robust One-Shot Switch for High Power Pulse Applications, Dr. Thomas Baginski, Auburn University
  • Common Methodology for Calculating Fuze Reliability, Mr. Avi Nusimow, Eglin Air Force Base
  • Hard Target Fuzing Solutions, Mr. Max Perrin, Thales, Munitonics & Microtechnics
  • Signal Processing Means for Detecting and Discriminating Between Structural Configurations and Geological Gradients Encountered by Kinetic Energy Penetrating Projectiles, Mr. Ronald Lundgren, Applied Research Associates
  • Excalibur XM982 and ERGM EX171 Fuze Safe and Arm Overview, Mr. Perry Salyers, L-3/KDI Precision Products, Inc
  • SBF - Smart Barometric Fuze, Mr. Igal Tidhar, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems
  • Practical Aspects of MIL-DTL-23659 Appendix A Initiator Testing, Dr. Barry Neyer, PerkinsElmer Optoelectronics


Thursday, May 15, 2008

Session IVA - Open Session

  • Problems and Possibilities with Advances in Fuzing, Mr. Henrik Sjoblom, Saab Bofors Dynamics
  • Electronic Fuze Device & ESA, Mr. Oran Zeldin, Israel Military Industries
  • Electronic Fuzes's Remote Setting System for Chambered Tank Ammunitions, Mr. Stephan Dietrich, General Dynamics, OTS-Canada
  • Common Fuzing for HYDRA 70 Warheads, Mr. Robin Klein, Action Manufacturing Company
  • Enhanced Portable Inductive Artillery Fuze Setter (EPIAFS) for Excalibur, Mr. Leonard Goodman, Adelphi Fuze Division
  • New Generation Artillery Proximity Sensor, Application to Naval Fuzes, Mr. Max Perrin, Thales Munitronics & Microtechnics
  • Test Results and Alternate Packaging of a Damped PR MEMS Accelerometer, Mr. Robert Sill, Senior Scientist, PCB Piezotronics Inc.
  • Alternate Architectures from PGK Derived Components, Mr. Chris Geswender, Raytheon Missiles

Session VA - Open Session

  • Precision Guidance Kit for 155mm Artillery Projectiles, Mr. Peter Burke, U.S. Army and Tony Pergolizzi, AFMO
  • Safe-Escape Analysis System Safety Engineering Study, Mr. David Hall, SURVICE Engineering Company
  • Weapons Curvilinear Trajectory and Smart Fuze Calculations Suitable for Hard Target Defeat Modeling, Mr. Alexandre LeFrancois, DGA of French Ministry of Defense
  • Fuze Survivability/MOUT Testing at AMRDEC/RTTC Rocket on a Rope (ROAR) Test Facility, Mr. Don Limbaugh, Dynetics, Inc
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and its Influence on Your Fuze Program, Ms. Missi Milani, U.S. Ordnance Program Manager, NAVEODTECHDIV, Indian Head, MD
  • Fuze Safety in Accordance with STANAG as Basis for Modular and Universal Fuze Design, Mr. Karl Kautzsch, JUNGHANS Microtec GmbH
  • Fuzing Timelines for Current and Future Air Launched Weapons, Mr. Frank Robbins, Kaman Fuzing
  • GIF & the Electronic Test Fuze, Mr. Hamish Malin, NSWC Dahlgren
  • A Development Platform for a Microchip EFI, Mr. Wim Prinse, TNO Defense Security and Safety
  • Electrical Characterization of a Semi Conducting Bridge Initiator with and without Pyrotechnic Mixture, Mr. Richard Bouma, TNO Defense Security and Safety
  • Replacing the M213 Detonator Explosives, Mr. Gartung Cheng, Picatinny Arsenal

Session VB - Open Session

  • Novel Munitions Power Systems, Ms.Karen Amabile, U.S. Army ARDEC Fuze Division