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54th Annual Fuze Conference


“The Fuzing Evolution – Smaller, Smarter, and Safer”


May 11 – 13, 2010

Kansas City, MO


Wednesday, May 12, 2010


General and Open Sessions Agenda




·       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


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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 FuzingDaniel Stec, SAIC



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