Conference Proceedings

54th Annual Fuze Conference

"The Fuzing Evolution - Smaller, Smarter, and Safer"

May 11 - 13, 2010

Kansas City, MO


General and Open Sessions Agenda


Wednesday, May 12, 2010


DTRA Overview - Danny Hayles, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

ARDEC Overview - Dr. Joseph Lannon, Director, Armament Research, Development & Engineering Center

AMRDEC Overview - Mr. Shannon Haataja, Electronic Engineer, US Army, AMRDEC

Navy Overview - Mr. John Hendershot, Fuze Branch Head, NSWC, Indian Head Division



High Reliability Fuzing Architecture for Cluster Munitions - Karen Amabile, US Army ARDEC

Dynamic Impact Simulation of "High-G Hardened Fuzes" - Dr. Paul Glance, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division

Modelling the Interaction of a Laser Target Detection Device with the Sea Surface - Gary Buzzard, Thales

Adaptive Imaging and Guided Fuze Technologies - Ron Barrett, The University of Kansas

Design Challenges and Critical Technology Discovery for Hard Target Fuze Design - Chad Hettler, Sandia National Laboratories

Systems Engineering in Hard Target Systems Design - Patrick O'Malley, Sandia National Laboratories

M789 30mm Sensitivity Improvement - John Geaney, US Army ARDEC

Optical System to Control Termination of Small & Medium Caliber Munitions - Dr. Sergey Sandomirsky, Physical Optics Corp.

NavFire Guidance System - Integrated GPS and Mission Computer for Future Navigation Solutions - Walter Trach, Rockwell Collins

Integrating Manufacturability into Fuze Development - Stephen Redington, US Army ARDEC


Thursday, May 13, 2010


XM1156 Precision Guidance Kit (PGK) - Anthony Pergolizzi, Army Fuze Management Office

40mm Infantry Grenade PD Self-Destruct Fuze - Michael Butz, JUNGHANS Microtec

New Safety Requirements: Fuzing System Solutions - Max Perrin, JUNGHANS Microtec

Improved Energetic Materials as Fuze Ingredients - Dr. David Price, BAE Systems

High Speed Digital Infrared Imaging of the M201A1 Grenade Fuze Initiation Train - Dr. Ryan Olsen, Naval Surface Warfare Center - Crane, Detachment F

Safety Assessment of Fuzing Systems Using IEC 61508 - Dr. Ivo Häring, Fraunhofer EMI

Impact Switch Study - Dr. Dave Frankman, L3 Fuzing and Ordnance Systems

Radio Frequency Programmable Signal Processor System for Fuze Programming - Douglas Cox, Mixed Signal Integration

Programmable Initiators to Extend Functionality of Reserve Power Systems - Carlos Pereira, US Army ARDEC



MEMS Retard and Impact Sensors - Walter Maurer, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division

60KG MEMS Sensor - Robert Sill, PCB Piezotronics Inc

Development of Low-Cost, Compact, Reliable, High Energy Density Ceramic Nanocomposite Capacitors - Todd Monson, Sandia National Labs

Non-Lethal Fuzing Requirements - Tim Mohan, Armament Research, Development & Engineering Center

Results from Preliminary Testing of a NewGeneration of High-Shock Accelerometers with Extreme Survivability Performance - Randy Martin, Meggitt Sensing Systems, North America

Use of Conductive Adhesive in Fuze Applications - Dr. Jakob Gakkestad & Per Dalsjo, FFI

The Impact Switch Investigation - Sam Tuey, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division

Low-Cost MEMS Initiators - Chopin Hua, MicroAssembly Technologies

Inkjet Printing High-Explosive Materials for Direct Write Fuzing - Daniel Stec, SAIC