46th Annual Armament Systems: Gun & Missile Systems Conference & Exhibition

"Shaping Weapon Systems for Rapid Deployment: Development, Interoperability & Flexible Response"

29 August - 1 September 2011

Miami, FL


Monday, August 29, 2011

Tutorial B

  • "Ready or not? Using Readiness Levels to Reduce Risk on the Path to Production"
    • Mr. Dan Chien, Vice President, Engineering, General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Division Update/2012 Joint Armaments Symposium

  • Mr. Dave Broden, NDIA Armaments Division Chair; Broden Resource Solutions

 Keynote Addresses:

  • "Air and Missile Defense Overview", COL Cavalier, USA, Program Executive Officer, Missile and Space, U.S. Army
  • "Close Air Support and Joint Operations", Mr. Andrew K. Balding, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • "The Role of the Government Laboratory in Shaping Weapon Systems Development; An ARDEC Perspective", Mr. Anthony J. Sebasto, Senior Associate for Munitions, U.S. Army ARDECV


Concurrent Sessions


Indirect Fires

  • 11503 - An Analysis of the Indirect Fires Portfolio of Munitions, Mr. Jim Rodrigue, Raytheon Land Combat
  • 11830 - Development of an Extended Range, Large Caliber, Modular Payload Projectile, Mr. Pierre-Antoine Rainville, GD-OTS, Canada
  • 11528 - XM1128 155mm Insensitive Munition (IM) High Explosive (HE) Extended Range Artillery Projectile, Mr. Ductri Nguyen, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 11511 - Technologies Utilizing the M483 Carrier, Mr. George Kurzik, GD-OTS, Red Lion

Emerging Technologies: Systems

  • 11586 - Introduction of Wireless and MEMs based MDevices into Fire Control Systems, Mr. Ralph Tillinghast, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 11641 - Extended Area Protection and Survivability Program (EAPS), Mr. Manfredi Luciano, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 11720 - Development of the Interceptor System for the Extended Area Protection & Survivability (EAPS), Mr. E. Mitchell Danielson, ATK, Plymouth

Requirements & Program Trends

  • 11786 - Naval Forces Capabilities Gap Against Swarm Attacks, Mr. Andrew Bradick, Rheinmetall
  • 11861 - U.S. Forces Light and Medium Mortar Ammunition Insensitive Munitions Path, Mr. Nick Baldwin, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC
  • 11863 - IM Compliance for Mortar Illumination Cartridges, Mr. Thomas Peter, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC
  • 11482 - Precision Guided Indirect Munitions — Operational Evolution, Mr. Justin Skaret, Raytheon, Missile Systems
  • 11792 - Enhancing Convoy Security by Means of Rapid Deployable Weapons, Mr. Gerrie Van der Merwe, BAE Land Systems, South Africa



Modeling & Simulation I - Design

  • 11791 - Gun Launch Dynamics Modeling—Benchmarking the State of the Art, Mr. Rollie Dohrn, ATK, Plymouth
  • 11774 - Gun Launch Dynamics and Aeroballistic Analysis via Onboard Laser Diode, Mr. Rollie Dohrn, ATK, Plymouth
  • GD-OTS/Nammo 25 mm JSF Combat Ammunition, Mr. Zack Kemp, GD-OTS
  • 11824 - Design, Analysis and Weight Optimization Techniques for Joint Strike Fighter Missionized Gun Pod Support Equipment, Mr. Gary Miller, GD-ATP

Modeling & Simulation II: Test Methods

  • 11838 - A Method for Assessing the Effects of Overpressure from Small/Medium Caliber Weapons Fire, Mr. Steven Backer, NSWC-Crane
  • 11793 - The Challenge of Environmental Testing of the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle Ammunition Feed System Separate from the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle, Mr. Ron Hopkins, GDATP

Tactical Rockets & Missiles

  • 11808 - Design Synthesis for Large Shaped Charges: From Requirements to Qualification, Mr. Jason Shire, Raytheon
  • 11802 - Use of COTS O-rings as a Pyrotechnic Safety Barrier in a Rocket Motor Ignition Safety Device, Mr. Brian Erickson, ATK, Plymouth
  • 11756 - Hellfire Integrated Blast Fragmentation Sleeve Multipurpose Warhead, Mr. Jonathan Thomas, GD-OTS


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Awards Luncheon

2011 Robert Trifiletti Award Winner

Combat Archer


Concurrent Sessions


Energetics I

  • 11822 - Novel ARDEC Igniters for Gun Systems, Dr. Eugene Rozumov, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 11787 - The Effects of Igniter Design on the Interior Ballistic Performance of Deterrent Coated Propellants, Dr. Thelma Manning, U.S. Army, RDECOM-ARDEC

Energetics II

  • 11867 - IM in the Field—Experience of Reduced Sensitivity Mortar Cartridges to Actual Combat Threat Stimuli, Ms. Pamela Ferlazzo, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC
  • 11537 - Development and Manufacture of an Insensitive Composition B Replacement Explosive IMX-104 for Mortar Applications, Mr. Virgil Fung, BAE Systems Ordnance Systems Inc
  • 11832 - Development and Characterization of IM Gun Propellant for the 120mm Tank System, Mr. Duncan Park, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC
  • 11821 - The Advance Case System (ACS) Program for 120mm Tank Training Ammo- Phase 2, Mr. Jeff Berg, ATK, Plymouth
  • 11761 - High Explosives Charges for Insensitive Artillery and Mortar Ammunitions: Performances, Technology, Producibility, Affordability, Dr. Bernard Zeller, SNPE

Direct Fires I

  • 11747 - Direct Fires & Precision Weapons for Rapid Deployment at the Modern Battlefield, Mr. Danny Schirding, Israel Military Industries, Ltd.
  • 11725 - Medium Calibre Goes in a New Direction, Mr. David Leslie, BAE Systems Global Combat Systems
  • 11572 - The Development and Testing of the Improved Kinetic Energy Electronic Time (IKE-ET) Round, Mr. Geoffrey Bland, NSWC Dahlgren
  • 11809 - Composite Sabot Technology for the 105mm Rifled Tank Gun System, Mr. Velan Mudaliar, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC

Precision Weapons

  • 11719 - Common GPS: Development of the Subsystem Specification and ICD for the Common GPS Subsystem for the Family of Precision Guided Projectiles, Dr. Karl Flueckiger, Draper Laboratory
  • 11635 - Very Affordable Precision Projectile (VAPP) System and Flight Experiments, Mr. Christopher Stout, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 11459 - Evolution of the EXCALIBUR Guided Projectile, Mr. Chris Geswender, Raytheon Missile Systems
  • 11526 - Precision Urban Mortar Attack (PUMA), Mr. Luke Steelman, NSWC Dahlgren
  • 11788 - Leveraging Proven Systems to Develop a Guided Mortar for APMI, Ms. Kelly Hanink, Program Manager, Projectile Systems ATK Advanced Weapons Division, Plymouth



Emerging Technologies: Materials & Processes

  • 11583 - New PVD Processes for Durable Pollution-Free Ordnance, Dr. Sabrina Lee, U.S. Army, ARDEC
  • 12179 - The "Perfect" Time for an Upgrade to US Propellant, Mr. Donald Messner, ATK, Radford

Modeling & Simulation III: Systems & Manufacturing

  • 11648 - System Analysis with Integrated Modeling and Optimization, Mr. Philip Brislin, U.S. Army ARDEC RDAR-MEM-L
  • 11502 - A Virtual Learning Environment for Precision Indirect Fires, Mr. Jon Peoble, Raytheon
  • 11779 - Next Generation Manufacturing & Modeling Technology, Mr. David Smith, U.S. Army Benet Laboratories

Non-Traditional Weapons I

  • 11840 - Development of a Large Caliber Naval EM Railgun, Mr. Roger Ellis, Office of Naval Research
  • 11841 - Electromagnetic Railgun, a Multi-Mission Weapon System, Mr. Alan Kull, General Atomics
  • 11828 - Scalable Gen-Set for Directed Energy Weapons: Resolving the Power Problem, Mr. Bryan Bockmon, Rocky Mountain Scientific Laboratory

Non-Traditional Weapons II

  • 11509 - Aggressor Suppression via the Use of Non-Lethal Projectiles and Launcher Systems, Mr. Dan Hartman, GD-OTS
  • 11697 - Netted Smart Precision Engagement Autonomous Rounds (NetSpears) for Navy and Army Weapons, Mr. Allan Vanuga, Raytheon Missile Systems
  • 11781 - Gun-Launched Aerial Precision Munition, Mr. Jay Canela & Mr. Lloyd Khuc, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC
  • 11525 - Cannon Cluster Munition Replacement for 155mm Artillery Systems, Mr. Ryan Gorman, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 11644 - Determination of the Shelf Life of MEMS Navigation- Grade Sensors through Use of Accelerated Aging Principles, Mr. James Sarruda, U.S. Army ARDEC


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Concurrent Sessions


Emerging Technologies: Ammunition

  • 11581 - Precision Air Dropped Guided Munition (PADGM) System, Mr. Asad Khan, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 11759 - Scalable Airburst Fuze Technology—Shaping the Future, Mr. Paul Reynolds, GD-OTS, Marion
  • 11790 - LW25 Programmable Air Burst Munitions, Mr. Donavan Gloude, ATK, Plymouth
  • PRODAS GNC Trajectory System Simulation, Mr. Jeff Siewert, ArrowTech

Direct Fires II

  • 11611 - USMC EFV Program Cartridge Qualification and Integration Program Status, Maj Ian McDuffie, USMC, PM AAA
  • 11615 - 30mm MK317 TPDS-T Cartridge Development and Qualification, Mr. James McConkie, ND5, Office of the Program Manager
  • 11758 - 30mm x 173 Ammunition Suite—The Appropriate Response for Any Target, Mr. Rick Wright, GD-OTS
  • 11800 - LW30 Target Practice-Traced (TP-T) Ammunition, Mr. Kyle Nerison, ATK, Plymouth
  • 11819 - 30 x 173mm TPDS-T Development, Mr. Donavan Gloude, ATK, Plymouth



Platform & Weapon System Integration

  • 11681 - Next-Gen Fire Control: Free Software & Video Game Math, Mr. Marc Santoro, NSWC Dahlgren
  • 11777 - Development of a Moveable Weapon Mount System for the CH47 Helicopter, Mr. Michael Colonnello, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 11584 - Rapid Integration of the M197 onto the MH-60S, Mr. Joseph Burkart, NSWC Crane
  • 11660 - Gun Weapon System (GWS) MK 48 for USCG Legends Class Cutters, Ms. Kaye Aswegan, NSWC Dahlgren

Armament Subsystems

  • 11799 - Developing Reliable Software in a Rapid Deployment Product, Mr. Steve Gunderson, ATK, Plymouth
  • 11823 - M197 Weapon Command and Control System for the MH-60S, Mr. William Reed, U.S. Navy
  • 11804 - Pivoting Coupling—Army's Greatest Invention, Mr. Steve Kotefski, Savit Corporation