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“21ST Century Weapons Systems - Providing The Right Response”

Seattle, WA

May 14 - 17, 2012


MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012


Tutorials- Room 606

  • 13671 - The Effect of Using a System’s Approach to Project Control within the U.S. Small Arms Defense Industry, Mr. Patrick Cantwell, George Washington University
  • Export Controls—Major ITAR Developments and Pitfalls in the International Supply Chain, Mr. Larry Christensen, Miller & Chevalier Chartered

Tutorials- Room 607

  • 14000 - 2012 ITAR Update and Review of the Basics, Mr. Jason Wong, Firearms Law Group
  • 14009 - Improve Your Industry Proposals by Understanding the JSSAP Competitive Proposal Evaluation Process and Tools Mr. Wai Luk, U.S. Army ARDEC

Tutorials- Room 606


TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012


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



  • Col Tracy Tafolla, USMC, Director, Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate



  • Mr. George Solhan, SES, Deputy Chief of Naval Research, Expeditionary Warfare and Combating Terrorism; Director, Marine Corps S&T



  • Dr. Thomas Bussing, Vice President, Advanced Missiles and Unmanned Systems, Raytheon Missile Systems



  • Mr. Kent Holiday, Vice President and General Manager, ATK Small Caliber Systems, ATK Defense



  • Mr. Hays Parks, Former Senior Associate Deputy General Counsel (International Affairs), Office of General Counsel, Department of Defense



  • CHINN AWARD presented to Mr. Dan Haywood, Director, Ground Weapons, USMCPresented by Mr. Sal Fanelli, USMC
  • HATHCOCK AWARD presented to MSgt Craig LaMudge, USAF (Ret), U.S. Army ARDECPresented by Mr. Joel Goldman, U.S. Army ARDEC
  •   AMBROSE AWARD presented to Winchester Ammunition Presented by Mr. Steve Faintich, St. Marks Powder
  • PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AWARD presented to Mr. Charlie Cutshaw, Independent Small Arms Editor & Technical Consultant Presented by Mr. Jim Schatz, LVT, Inc.
  • MILITARY OPERATIONS AWARD presented to LTC Kelly Laughlin, USA, APDM, Guided Precision Munitions and Mortar Systems, PM CAS-IF Presented by Mr. Ed DePasqual, Nammo Talley, Inc.



Small Arms - JSSAST

  • 13939 - Joint Service Small Arms Synchronization Team (JSSAST)
    1. Major Skip Barth, Acquisition Program Manager – PM Target Engagement Systems, SOF Warrior Systems, United States Special Operations Command
    2.  Mr. Charles Clark, Capabilities Development Directorate, Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps, Deputy Commandant, Combat Development & Integration
    3. MSGT Patrick Flores, USAF Combat Arms Program, HQ Air Force Security Forces Center
    4. Mr. Joel Goldman, Chief, JSSAP Office
    5. LCDR Kenneth Nagie, Commandant (CG-721), Acting Chief, Office of Specialized Capabilities, Coast Guard Headquarters
    6. Mr. Kevin Swenson, Acquisition Division Chief Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate
    7. Mr. Chuck Zeller, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division – JXNF, Navy Technical Warrant Holder for Small Arms & Weapons
    8. Small Arms Slide
  • PM Soldier Weapons Session, COL Scott Armstrong, Project Manager Soldier Weapons
  • PM MAS Session, COL Paul Hill, Project Manager Maneuver Ammunition Systems

Guns & Missiles - INDIRECT FIRES

  • 13683 - 175mm M113 Cannon: Historical Perspective on the Cannon that Changed our Cannon Design Process, Mr. David Smith, USA Benet Laboratories
  • 14034 - The 155mm Advanced Gun System Lite (AGS-L) for DDG- 51 Flight III, Mr. Brent Weyer, BAE Systems
  • 13663 - Examination of the Operational Benefits of the Indirect Fires Portfolio of Munitions, Mr. Jon Peoble,  Raytheon Company

Guns & Missiles - DIRECT FIRES


  • 14015 - Javelin in Afghanistan: The Effective Use of an Anti-Tank Weapon for Counter- Insurgency Operations, Mr. Jerry Schlabach, Raytheon Missile Systems
  • 14006 - APKWS II-Turning 2.75-Inch Rockets into Precision Guided Munitions, Mr. Charles Paras, U.S. Navy
  • 14016 - Design and Testing Update on Griffin® Ground Launched, Flexible Missile, Mr. Everett Tackett, Raytheon Missile Systems
  • 14023 - Small Tactical Munition (STM) Air-Launched Weapon Design and Test Update, Mr. Cody Tretschok, Raytheon Missile Systems
  • 14100 - Laser Pointer for Shoulder-Fired Weapons; An Evolving Capability for the User, Mr. Kevin Thomas, Nammo Talley, Inc.
  • 13985 - The AGM-114K2A Missile Enhanced Lethality Design and Test, Mr. Eric Gogley, Naval Air Warfare Center
  • 14014 - Design and Testing Update on Griffin® Air Launched, Flexible Missile, Mr. Everett Tackett, Raytheon Missile Systems
  • U.S. Army XM808 21mm Bunker Defeat Munition (BDM) Subcaliber Training System, Mr. Nick Adamo, Nammo Talley, Inc.
  • 14145 - Lightweight, High Performance Materials for 21ST Century Combat Systems, Mr. Mark Straszheim, Alcoa-Howmet
  • Missile Simulation in Support of Research, Development, Test Evaluation and Acquisition, Ms. Stephanie Brown Reitmeier, United States Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center


  • 14059 - Budget and Time-Constrained Failure Analysis in Modern Fuze Development, Mr. Thomas Bybee, ATK

Guns & Missiles - FIRE CONTROL

  • 13934 - Adaptable and Extensible Networked Fire Control System, Mr. Gregory Smith, BAE Systems
  • 13984 - Leveraging the Video Game Industry: User Telemetry for Armaments Fire Control, Mr. David Musgrave, U.S. Army, ARDEC
  • 14024 - An Historical Perspective of Fire Control, from Cannon Balls to Guided Munitions, Mr. Ralph Tillinghast, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 14063 - Use of Magnetic North Finding Technology in Magnetically Unstable Environments in Fire Control Applications, Mr. Michael Wright, U.S. Army ARDEC

Unconventional & Emerging Armaments - NON-LETHAL WEAPONS

  • Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program (JNLWP) Project/Program Update
    1. XM7 Spider Network Command Munition Dispensing Set, Mr. Ken Heider, Deputy Product Director Area Denial, PM Close Combat Systems
    2. XM1112 Airburst Non-Lethal Munition, Mr. Percy Mistry, XM1112 Product Director, PM Crew Served Weapons
    3. Improved Flash Bang Grenade (IFBG), Dr. Ken Tiedge, PhD
  • 14135 - Multi-Grenade Launcher System (MGLS) Mr. George Orrison, Metal Storm, Inc.
  • Legal Considerations for Emerging Armaments Tech, Mr. Hays Parks

Unconventional & Emerging Armaments - DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS

  • 13712 - Modeling of Circuit Exposed to Backdoor UWB Pulse, Mr. James Burke, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 13999 - Miniature High-Power Microwave Systems Based on Explosive-Driven High-Voltage Ferroelectric Generators, Dr. Jason Baird, Loki, Inc.







  • 13935 - Epilogue: Lightweight Small Arms Technologies, Mrs. Kori Phillips, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 13627 - Densified BALL POWDER® Cased Telescope Propelling Charge—LSAT Success, Mr. James Drummond, St. Marks Powder, Inc
  • 13976 - Engineering Study for Polymer Cased Telescoped Ammunition, Mr. Christopher Perhala, Battelle
  • 13948 - Advanced Small Unit Small Arms Technology Concepts Research Program, Dr. Barton Halpern, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 13923 - Small Arms Material & Process Technology, Mr. Doug Witkowski, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 14008 - Small Arms Grenade Munitions (SAGM), Mr. Chris Gandy, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 13912 - Small Arms Weapons & Fire Control, Dr. Eric Beckel, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 13642 - National Small Arms Center/National Small Arms Technology Consortium, Mr. Frank Puzycki, U.S. Army ARDEC

Small Arms - WEAPONS

  • 13590 - The 7.62x35mm Low Visibility Carbine Mr. Robert Silvers, Advanced Armament
  • 13662 - A New Machine Gun—The Right Weapon Especially in Today’s Environment, Mr. David Steimke, General Dynamics
  • 13969 - The M14 EBR—A Continuing Evolution, Mr. David Armstrong, NSWC Crane
  • 13982 - Overcoming Obsolescence and Upgrading Integrated Small Arms,  Mr. Joseph Burkart, NSWC Crane
  • 13992 - Lightening the Soldier’s Load For Mounted Systems, Mr. James Murtaugh, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 14007 - Small Arms Muzzle Flash Measurement, Mr. Owen Cramer, NSWC Crane
    1. Muzzle Flash Measurement, Detection and Localization, John Hennage, ATC
    2. Development of Operationally Relevant Suppressor Test Methods, Alan Kong, Test & Evaluation Lead, PM Individual Weapons
  • 14010 - Test Techniques for Next Generation Weapon Suppressor Development, Mr. Daniel Cler, U.S. Army ARDEC


  • 13918 - Universal Fire Control System for Crew Served Weapons, Mr. Jason Davis, NSWC Crane
  • 13964 - Improved Moveable Weapon Mount System for the CH47 Helicopter, Mr. Michael Colonnello, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 14036 - Digital Mounted Machine Gun Optic—Enhancing Crew Served Infantry Weapons, Mr. SG Chung, IT&T
  • 14058 - Development of a “Soft” Mount Capable of Supporting the MK 48 MOD 0 and MOD 1 Lightweight Machine Gun, Mr. Joe Burkhart, NSWC Crane


  • 13614 - Caseless Ammunition Small Arms —The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Mr. Jim Schatz, LVT, Inc.
  • 13965 - .30 Caliber Blank Function and Safety Testing, Mr. John Conway, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 13981 - Qualification of .50 Caliber Reduced Range Cartridges by the U.S. Navy, Mr. Dennis Stanton, NSWC Craner.
  • 13983 - Advancements in Light Weight .50 Caliber Ammunition, Mr. Jarod Stoll, NSWC Crane
  • 14048 - An Engineering Approach to Precision Ammunition, Mr. Justin Pierce, ATK/Federal
  • 14084 - Sensitized Explosive and Pyrotechnic System Suitable as a Non-Toxic Replacement for Percussion Primers Utilized in Training and Duty Ammunition Systems, Mr. Joel Standstrom, Federal Cartridge
  • 14043 - The MK 315 MOD 0 40mm x 53 HEDP—Transition to U.S. Production, Mr. Helge Stadheim, Nammo Raufoss AS
  • 14069 - Enhanced Fragmentation Studies for a 40mm Grenade, Mr. Paul Shipley, AAI Corporation
  • 14064 - Development and Improvement of a 12.7mm Limited Range Training Ammunition (LRTA), Mr. Gabriel Bourque, General Dynamics-OTS Canada
  • 14267 - Evolution of Green Ammunition for “New” Weapons, Mr. Fredrik Erninge, Nammo Vanäsverken AB
  • 14092 - Incendiary Flash Recognition and Scoring Software, Ms. Connie Furst, U.S. Army ARDEC

Guns & Missiles

  • The Future of Mounted Force Lethality, Mr. Gus Steenborg, Systems Safety, Engineer, Mounted Requirements,
  • U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence The Role of Situation Awareness and Cognitive Engineering in Future Weapon Requirements, Design and Operation, Dr. Mica Endsley, President, SA Technologies


  • 13665 - Characterizing Precision with Radial Miss Distance, Mr. Jon Peoble, Raytheon Company
  • 13681 - Precision Guidance Kit Update, Mr. Jay Annis, ATK
  • 13961 - Precision Universal Mortar Attack (PUMA), Mr. Sanford Steelman, NSWC Dahlgren
  • 14078 - Cost-Effective Precision Guided Navigation Packages for Artillery, Mortar, and UAVs, Mr. Walter Trach, Rockwell Collins


  • 13664 - Supporting a Blended Training Environment, Mr. Jon Peoble, Raytheon Company
  • 14029 - Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis of a Power Train Cam for the Bushmaster III 35mm Cannon, Mr. Alan Baker, ATK
  • 13630 - Modeling and Simulation for Guided Mortar Projectiles, Dr. Michael Wilson, Arrow Tech Associates
  • 14091 - Analysis of Fatigue Life Estimate for the M119 Cradle Assembly with a Gouge Cut Defect, Ms. Caitlin Weaver, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 14026 - Model-Based Software Development for DDG 1000 Advanced Gun System, Mr. Dirk Jungquist, BAE Systems
  • 14093 - Bore Evacuator Corrosion on the M284 Cannon Tube, Dr. Elaine Humiston, U.S. Army Benet Labs
  • 14099 - Are We Measuring What We Think We Are Measuring?, Mr. Jim Talley, General Dynamics
  • 13615 - Test Options and Analysis Techniques, Mr. Jeff Siewert, Arrow Tech Associates, Inc.
  • 14085 - Novel High-g Soft Recovery System for 155MM Precision Munitions and Components, Mr. Greg Hader, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 14130 - A Proposed Method to Standardize the Scoring of Plate Array Damage, Mr. Jim Talley, General Dynamics


  • 13677 - Missile Captive Carry Monitoring, Mr. Brian Hatchell, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • 14011 - Advanced Aluminum Alloys Enabling Performance Improvements, Mr. Travis Schmidt, Alcoa Forgings & Extrusions
  • 14033 - Qualifying Synthetically Manufactured Alternatives to Natural Materials Using the Calcium Silicide (CaSi2) Project as an Example, Mr. Chris Sande, ATK
  • 14027 - Advanced Lethality and Accuracy System for Medium Caliber (ALAS-MC), Mr. Jeffery Hart, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 14075 - Scalable Airburst Fuze Technology, Mr. Paul Reynolds, General Dynamics
  • 14018 - Extended Area Protection and Survivability Integrated Demonstration (EAPS ID) Army Technology Objective (ATO) Program, Mr. Manfredi Luciano, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 14076 - 120mm Rarefaction Wave Gun For Large Area Defense, Dr. Eric Kathe, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 14125 - Vertical Ascent Situational Awareness Drone, Mr. Kent Howard, Armor Development Group, LLC
  • 14129 - Barrier Penetrating, Void Detection Fuzed 40mm Grenade, Mr. Kent Howard, Armor Development Group, LLC
  • 13980 - Cannon Cluster Munition Replacement for 155mm Artillery Systems, Mr. Ryan Gorman, U.S. Army ARDEC


  • 14056 - Variable Plasma Igniter Output for Temperature Compensation of Ammunition Performance, Mr. Chris van Driel, TNO
  • 14070 - Temperature Insensitive Propulsion System (TIPS®) for Large Caliber KE Application, Mr. J. Hylton, General Dynamics
  • 14132 - Optimization of ATK LW25mm Cannon Integrated into SAAB Trackfire Remote Weapon Station, Mr. Roger Odell, ATK

Unconventional & Emerging Armaments - ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES - PROJECTED POWER

  • Railgun Overview and Testing Update, Mr. Charles Garnett, NSWC Dahlgren
  • 13656 - Parametric Analyses Using a Computational System Model of an Electromagnetic Railgun, Ms. Vanessa Lent, NSWC Dahlgren
  • 14022 - Progress Towards a Near Term Extreme Range Cannon, Mr. David Kruczynski, UTRON, Inc.
  • 13653 - Vortically Injected Pressurized Expandable Ramjet (VIPER) Static Thrust Generating Missile and Munition Jet Engine, Dr. Ron Barrett, The University of Kansas

Unconventional & Emerging Armaments - ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES - DISMOUNTED SOLDIER

  • 13997 - Optical Wireless Sensor-to-Warfighter Video Link, Dr. Joshua Borneman, NSWC Crane
  • 13908 - Multifrequency Doppler Signatures of Human Activities, Dr. Ram Narayanan, Pennsylvania State University
  • 13652 - Comprehensive 360° Tactical Awareness for the Crew Served Weapon Leader, Mr. Tim Eagleson, Kollmorgen
  • 14028 - Robotic Armed Maneuver Platform (RAMP), Mr. Alex Olaverri, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 14090 - Advancements in Combat Robotic Vehicles: From Taliban Re-Supply Vehicle to Terminator, Mr. Howard Kent, Armor Development Group, LLC

Unconventional & Emerging Armaments - PAYLOADS

  • 14094 - Combined Lethal and Non-Lethal Munition Design Study, Mr. Paul Shipley, AAI Corporation, co-author Mr. Brandon Recchia , AAI Corporation
  • 14041 - Demonstrations of Scalable Munitions Technology for Adaptive Response, Mr. Henry Kerwien, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 14049 - Reactive Material Neutralizer Technology, Mr. Jeremy Snyder, General Dynamics
  • 13668 - Enabling Effective Introduction of Next Generation Small Payload Capabilities, Mr. John Eaton, ITT Exelis UK

Unconventional & Emerging Armaments - ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES - DELIVERY

  • 13654 - Solid-State Bullet Guided Flight, Dr. Ron Barrett, The University of Kansas
  • 14038 - Multi Environment Supercavitating Ammunition - New Capabilities and Enhanced Small Caliber Performance from Standard Weapons, Mr. Richard Morgan, DSG Technology
  • 14068 - Active Self Venting Round (SEVER) Rarefaction Wave Based Projectile Launchers, Dr. Michael Macri, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 13995 - Roll Control Guided Mortar (RCGM), Mr. Yousef Habash, General Dynamics
  • 13655 - Supersonic Hovering Aerial Vehicle (SHAV): Recoverable, Strategic Reach VTOL Weapon System at High Mach with Sub-Meter Precision, Dr. Ron Barrett, The University of Kansas


THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012



  • 13709 - Modeling and Simulation of the Manufacturing and Ballistic Performance of Low-Carbon Steel, Small-Caliber  Cartridge Cases, Mr. Mark Lee, ATK
  • 13863 - M4 Weapon Shock Simulator, Mr. Greg Mooty, Ascendant Engineering Solutions
  • 13946 - 50 Caliber Limited Range Projectile, Mr. Stephen McFarlane, U.S. Army
  • 13966 - Metrics Generation and Soldier Weapon Evaluation And Test (SWEAT), Mr. David Sapp, U.S.Army
  • 14039 - ATK Force on Force: Developing the Right Response, Mr. Erik Carlson, ATK Federal Ammunition
  • 14045 - Using Computational Modeling to Assist Detonating 40mm Munitions Design, Mr. Mark Minisi, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 14073 - Terminal Ballistic Evaluation of 7.62mm Ammunition Using Finite Element Analysis, Mr. Raymond Chaplin, U.S. Army ARDEC


  • 14003 - 40mm Low Velocity Extended Range Munitions, Mr. Aw Cheng Hok, Singapore Technologies Kinetics
  • 14002 - Technical Overview of the K11 Dual-Barrel Air-Burst Weapon, Dr. Eui-Jung Choe, Agency for Defense Development
  • 13919 - Joint Service Small Arms Program Office Technical Base Integration into NATO LCG-1 Weapons and Sensors Roadmap, Dr. Barton Halpern, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 14047 - Rheinmetall Red Phosphorus Smoke Cartridges—40mm x 46 Low Velocity and 40 x 51mm Medium Velocity, Mr. Bruce Botma, Rheinmetall Denel Munitions
  • 14055 - Small Arms Replacement: Component - System - Collective, Mr. Wim de Ruijter, TNO
  • 14062 - Development of a 7.62mm Armor Piercing (AP) Projectile Using a Lean Design For Six Sigma (LDFSS) Process, Ms. Le Binh Tran, General Dynamics-OTS Canada


  • 14057 - Measurements/Removal of Fouling, Jacket, and Driving Band Deposition and De-Coppering of Cannon Barrels with a New, Automated, Sealed-System Bore Cleaning Machine( paper ), Mr. Paavo Sorvakko, Polartherm Oy
  • 14121 - 30mm Linear Linkless Ammunition Handling Technology in a Remote Weapon Station, Mr. Josh Hearn, Meggitt Defense Systems, Inc.
  • 13673 - Capability Gap in Urban Ops and Working Towards a Solution, Mr. Stephan Kerk, Rheinmetall; Mr. Martin van de Voorde, TNO.
  • 14021 - Bore Elevation and Azimuth Measurement System (BEAMS), Mr. Robert Pinto, U.S. Army ARDEC


  • 14013 - Results of Air Force Investigation into 20mm Case Neck Separation Phenomenon, Mr. Daniel Gray, U.S. Air Force
  • 13979 - Investigation into the 20mm PGU-27 Bullet Crimp, Mr. Ron Hopkins, General Dynamics
  • 14037 - 25mm x 137 APEX for F-35, Ms. Eva Friis, Nammo Talley
  • 14074 - Super 40mm Ammunition Family, Mr. Paul Reynolds, General Dynamic
  • 14044 - New 105mm Artillery Cartridge; AM350 with M1130E1, Mr. William O’Meara, St. Marks Powder
  • 14136 - A Novel Impact Marking Material for Target Practice Ammunition, Mr. Randall Thompson, Esterline Defense Technologies
  • Investigation of Commercially Available Inerts as Gun Propellant Coating Materials – Feasibility Study, Mr. Duncan Park, U.S. Army ARDEC

Unconventional & Emerging Armaments - FUTURES