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Military Armor Protection

  1. 1. Mission-critical Register Early & SAVE topics include: presents a training conference: See page 7 for details… Innovations in survivability of • 4th Annual heavy vehicles Developments in transparent • armor Law enforcement armor • technologies for police actions New and emerging • TM landscapes on armor thermal management Simulated demonstrations on • soft and hard armor ballistics The Annual Home of the Military Speakers Include: Armor Community COL Jeff Swisher, USA TRADOC Capability Manager, Heavy Brigade Combat Team Dr. Bob Lusardi June 23 – 26, 2009 Deputy Program Manager, Light Armored Vehicles Hilton McLean Tysons Corner McLean, VA • LtCol Wendell Leimbach, Jr, USMC PM Tank Systems, Marine Corps Systems Command LtCol AJ Pasagian, USMC PM Infantry Combat Equipment, Marine Corps Systems Command Phil Cunniff Research Mechanical Engineer, US Army Natick Soldier RD&E Center Featuring current warfighter perspectives from CAPT Jose Vengoechea of the Lighten-the-Load Initiative! Sponsored by: To register call Joe at 416-597-4733 or email
  2. 2. 4th Annual Who You Will Meet: IDGA’s 4th Annual Military Armor Protection is TM the home of the military armor community. It is the only forum in the world where DoD, military, vendors and academia come together to focus on armor solutions. Whether you’re a June 23 – 26, 2009 Hilton McLean Tysons Corner McLean, VA PM, business development professional, • engineer or academic, IDGA’s Armor Protection is your annual “must-attend” event. IDGA’s “Armor attendees” are involved in: Add-on Armor • Dear Colleague, Tactical Wheeled Vehicles • Vehicle Armor Programs • Warfighters and their vehicles are Armor Testing essential to the completion of tact • ical military operations around the world. Seei ng the constant deployment of war Armor Structures • fighters into the battlefield, and the swift procurem ent of military vehicles, it is essentia Armor Survivability • l to remember that the safety and protection of a warfighter and his vehicle is Ceramics and Metals • of absolute importance. Operational Requirements • Materials Scientists • Current operations in Iraq and Afgh anistan have not only been about Lightweight Structures • joint efforts between military services, but also about partnerships between mili Mechanical Engineering tary and • industry stakeholders. Countermine Technology • Combat Survivability IDGA’s Military Armor Protection • is the premier forum for the defense Explosive Ordnance Disposal armor community to exchange ideas on • new armor technologies, challeng es and Explosion Protection Systems developments in protective equipm • ent, and recent research on armor components. Composite Body Armor • The event will bring together military Lightweight Plastics • and government leaders tasked with ensuring warfighter safety and vehicle protectio P-900 Armor Appliqué • n capabilities against persistent thre ats. IDGA’s Military Armor Protection is the Nanotechnology • home of key decision makers who discuss future development opportunities for the Flexible Armor Technology • entire armor community. With hundreds of your colleag ues in one room, this is an eve nt you can’t miss! Join the Military Armor All-New this year: Group! End-user and vendor panel discussio • ns for tactical perspectives on arm or Dedicated discussions on program • development and management for both vehicle and personal armor Now you can network with military armor Briefings on testing and evaluation • criteria to gain a better understandin professionals before and after the event! Visit g of armor requirements and capabilities and Detailed track sessions on armor desi • join today! gn and engineering to exchange and technical expertise acquire Don’t miss this great opportunity Log on & Stay Connected! to network and forge new part nerships and solutions with your peers. Rese rve your place among the stakeho lders in the military armor community! Register yourself and your team today by Add to your emailing or by calling 416-597-4733. “Favorites” on your internet browser and visit regularly for the latest updates: I look forward to seeing you in June ! • Event agenda • Speaker faculty Very Respectfully, • Sponsors and exhibitors PS: Don forget to sign ’t • Media partners up early to save with • Social and networking activities • Download center the early bird discounts! Kristine Ortiz-Cortes Program Director See page 7 for details. About IDGA IDGA The Institute for Defense & Government Advancement (IDGA) is a non-partisan information based organization dedicated to the promotion of innovative ideas in public service and “This has been an outstanding conference, primarily defense. We bring together speaker panels comprised of military and government due to the quality of presenters and invitees.” professionals while attracting delegates with decision-making power from military, government and defense industries. For more - Frank Thompson, Northrop Grumman information, please call Joe at 416-597-4733. Sponsored by: 2
  3. 3. Warfighter Protection Focus Day Warfighter Protection Focus Day Tuesday, June 23, 2009 Get up-close and personal with experts in personal armor protection. Learn in a private, classroom-style setting about the latest advancements necessary for body armor advancements such as: • Lightweight tactical vest case studies • Simulation of soft and hard armor ballistics • Transparent armor for the individual soldier Registration & Coffee 7:30am - 8:30am The science behind lighter, more flexible body armor! 8:30am - 10:30am Protecting the Warfighter with a Lightweight Armor System Keeping the warfighter mobile and protected is the ultimate goal How you will benefit: for all armor engineers. This case study will discuss mission-critical Discover in detail the principles behind penetration protection and • requirements for lightening the load of each warfighter with a stopping power composite sheet layering system, hermetically sealed, unidirectional Learn from technical experts about optimized panel data • aramid micro-fibers that are multi-layered in a state-of-the-art Understand how to customize lightweight, moldable panels in terms • cross-ply technology. Learn about the development of principles of size, weight and installation applied in developing this material ensure that the underlying What you will learn about: fibers are used to their maximum advantage to provide Fiber panel and processing • tremendous penetration protection and stopping power while Moldable armor manufacturing process • significantly reducing the level of back-face deflection. Internal and external testing needed to meet various NIJ level • threat requirements Session Leader: Bob Jordan, PE - VP for Research & Development, Ultimate Survival Technologies A novel simulation method for soft and hard armor ballistics! 10:30am - 12:00pm A Hybrid Numerical Method for Fabric, Metal, and Composite Armor Design How you will benefit: Simulation work on armor design problems has employed a variety Obtain a better understanding of the numerical method used for of numerical methods, based on continuum mechanics, particle • armor ballistics, as adopted by the Office of Naval Research dynamics, or mixed kinematic schemes. Recent research has Understand the advantages of using the method for enhanced developed a hybrid particle-element formulation which combines a • testing and evaluation true Lagrangian description of material strength effects with a Gain insight into an FSP impact experiment and simulation general particle based model of contact-impact dynamics. This • method has been applied to model impact effects on a variety of What you will learn about: materials, over a wide range of impact velocities. Recent work has FSP impact on a Kevlar-epoxy plate • included the development of new fabric models, which have FSP impact on Kevlar fabric • application in the design of soft body armor and in the Uranium alloy long rod impact on steel • development of orbital debris protection systems. Session Leader: Eric Fahrenthold - Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin Lunch 12:00pm - 1:00pm Design and development practices for lightweight armor! 1:00pm - 3:00pm Lightweight Materials and Structures for Defense How you will benefit: There is a high demand for the continued development and Gain insight into the problems that include structural degradation design of lightweight materials for warfighter protection. • and how to increase lifetime, reliability and efficiency of each plate Reducing the weight of materials and structures for personnel even while in harsh environments body armor is crucial to the mobility of the warfighter. Improve your understanding of optimizing structural integrity by Components with maximized protection capabilities that are • using protective coatings, or honeycomb or bonded structures ultra-light also reduce costs and result in higher performance. The focus on this session is on the development of lightweight What you will learn about: materials and structures for defense. An in-depth discussion Production and processing practices of materials • on mass and weight reduction as well as using various Design, fabrication, and assembly of the structure • configurations of lightweight materials and hollow or sandwich Ceramic matrix composites and nickel alloys • structures will take place. Session Leader: Professor Romesh Batra, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University The latest update on transparent armor development and performance! 3:00pm - 5:00pm Transparent Armor for the Individual Soldier How you will benefit: Transparent armor is an important frontier in the arena of Learn key insights into the behaviors of different materials with personnel protection. Over the course of several decades, • regard to varying thicknesses and striking velocities polycarbonate has remained the material of choice with regards Obtain more information on impact analysis of laminate transparent to transparent personnel armor. With good fragment resistance, • armor easy manufacturability and relatively low cost, this has proven to stand as the best option. Recently, however, significant efforts What you will learn about: have been focused on a transparent thermoplastic nylon, which Impact engineering • is a permanently transparent, high strength polymer with Impact resistance • excellent chemical resistance. Aromatic nylons for transparent armor applications • Session Leader: Dr. John Song - Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, US Army Natick To register call Joe at 416-597-4733 or email 3
  4. 4. Main Summit Day One Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Obtain the information you immediately need to successfully complete your projects. Hear the latest requirements and challenges from stakeholders of the following programs: Natick Soldier RD&E • PM Light Armor Vehicles • PM Infantry Combat Equipment • PM Tank Systems Registration & Coffee Body Armor and the Body 7:30 11:10 Maximizing protection with weight, flexibility and warfighter • Chairperson’s Welcome & Opening Remarks 8:15 comfort in mind Armor thermal management in new and emerging landscapes • Keynote: Holistic Protection in a Complex 8:25 Testing and evaluation procedures and best practices • Operating Environment Dr. Peter Matic Tank urban survivability kit • Head of Multifunctional Materials, Naval Research Lab Bradley urban survivability kit • Heavy Vehicles Focus Holistic protection challenges • Lunch 12:00 COL Jeff Swisher, USA Warfighter Panel: Warfighter Needs and Armor TRADOC Capability Manager, Heavy Brigade Combat Team 1:00 Requirements Tank Armor Systems 9:05 Warfighters need to be mobile yet well-protected and well- Current fleet disposition equipped for mission success. This end-user panel will shed light • Next generation requirements on the various armor requirements for different environments and • Future armor capabilities how armor weight and protection capabilities affect warfighter • performance. LtCol Wendell Leimbach, Jr, USMC Moderator: PM Tank Systems, MARCORSYSCOM Bob Jordan, PE Networking and Refreshment Break VP of Research & Development, Ultimate Survival 9:45 Technologies Personnel Armor Research and Development 10:30 The Art and Science of Armor Development 2:00 Analytical and numerical modeling tools for armor system • R&D Focus Case study on armor technology development development • R&D Focus Managing threats while maintaining maneuverability Armor system performance assessment • • Maintaining maneuverability and transportability for mission success Materials research for enhanced personnel armor • • Tim Haen Philip M. Cunniff Product Manager – Armor, CoorsTek Research Mechanical Engineer, US Army Natick Soldier RD&E Center Networking & Refreshment Break 2:45 Concurrent Tracks. Choose one, or bring a colleague to maximize your learning! TRACK A: Technical Focus TRACK B: Armor for Military Police Actions Improved Fabric Armor Design Advances in the Testing of Law Enforcement Body 3:15 Armor Shear thickening fluid Kevlar • Magnetomechanical Kevlar Overview of revisions to the NIJ Body Armor Performance Standard • • Effects of weave type on ballistic performance Results of inter-laboratory proficiency testing • • Research to improve the performance and testing of future armor • Eric Fahrenthold Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Dr. Mike Riley Texas at Austin Materials and Construction Research, NIST Materials Engineering for Enhanced Armor Technologies New Approach to Conformity Assessment – Law 3:55 Enforcement Body Armor Boron carbide armor • Next generation body armor Risk-based approach to conformity assessment • • Presureless sintering methods The NIJ Compliance Testing Program conformity assessment system • • Potential applications and value of laboratory accreditation in the • Robert F. Speyer armor sector Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology Gordon Gillerman Conformity Assessment Advisor, NIST End of Day One and Cocktail Reception Sponsored by: 4:35 Sponsored by: 4
  5. 5. Main Summit Day Two Thursday, June 25, 2009 Obtain the information you immediately need to successfully complete your projects. Hear the latest requirements and challenges from stakeholders of the following programs: Natick Soldier RD&E • PM Light Armor Vehicles • PM Infantry Combat Equipment • PM Tank Systems Registration & Coffee Networking & Refreshment Break 7:30 2:45 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks Flame and Thermal Protection for the Individual 8:15 3:15 Soldier Keynote: Protecting Light Armored Vehicles 8:25 Requirements for personal protection materials • Base vs. add-on systems Flame and thermal protection as applied to armor applications • • Mission role protection kits Fabric composites for enhanced warfighter protection • • Expanding the protection envelope • Francisco Martinez Dr. Bob Lusardi Natick Soldier RD&E Center Deputy Program Manager, Light Armored Vehicles New Technology of Transparent Armor Based on 3:55 Infantry Combat Equipment: Lightening the Load Polymer Composites 9:05 Design and test of body armor and related equipment Ultrastrong composites with properties suitable for transparent • • Weight reduction, improved functionality and capabilities armor using nanomaterials • Requirements to adapt to dynamic environments • Advanced techniques using the unique properties of • nanomaterials LtCol AJ Pasagian, USMC • Nanoscale laminates and how they are a part of new Lighten the Load PM Infantry Combat Equipment, MARCORSYSCOM transparent armor solutions Nicholas Kotov Networking & Refreshment Break 9:45 Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan USMC Lightening the Load 10:30 Lighten the Load Initiative • End of Main Summit 4:35 TRUE boots-on-the-ground perspectives on real warfighter needs • in theater in relation to personnel armor Mark your calendars for these can’t-miss CAPT Jose Vengoechea, USMC Project Officer, Field Testing Branch, Marine Corps IDGA events! Warfighting Lab The Art and Science of Armor Development 11:10 April 2009 August 2009 Case study on armor technology development • Managing threats while maintaining maneuverability • Military TM 2nd Annual Maintaining maneuverability and transportability for mission success Tactical • Lori Wagner Vehicles Vehicles Industry Technology Leader for Armor, Honeywell EXHIBITIOn& Lunch 12:00 TM summit CONFERENCE Armored Fabric and Tentage: Force Protection 1:00 Modular ballistic panels • Integration into fabric shelters September 2009 November 2009 • Organic ballistic protection • Light 8th HEAVY 2nd Karen Horak Annual Annual Armored Ballistic Protection, Tentage, Fabric Structures and Rigid Wall Shelters, RDECOM Vehicles VEHICLES Claudia Quigley Stryker & Ballistic Protection, Tentage, Fabric Structures and Rigid TM TM SUMMIT Wall Shelters, RDECOM - tentative Summit Vendor Panel: Vehicle Armor Design and Supply 2:00 Chain Management December 2009 Hear from experts on vehicle armor design and deployment! Ask a moderated panel your questions regarding R&D methods, process management, and best practices for the effective deployment of armor technologies. Moderator: Vic LaSala Senior Vice President for R&D, American Defense Systems, Inc Call Joe at 416-597-4733 for regular updates! Join this panel and share your expertise on armor manufacturing! Contact for speaking opportunities. To register call Joe at 416-597-4733 or email 5
  6. 6. Vehicle Armor Focus Day Vehicle Armor Focus Day Friday, June 26, 2009 Dedicate more time to dialogue and networking during this in-depth and interactive series of workshops. This day’s sessions will examine the latest technologies and best practices that support continuous vehicle development for the successful completion of your programs. Registration & Coffee 7:30am - 8:30am The most up-to-date advancements in technical ceramics! 8:30am - 10:30am Technical Ceramics for Armor Systems How you will benefit: Learn how ceramics in armor systems offer significant performance Identify problems with traditional armor systems in use today advantages over traditional materials in a number of different ways. • Realize benefits of lighter, higher-performance ballistic protection This session will cover ceramic component integration, current and • Understand potential options as technology progresses available technologies, and what to look forward to in future • ceramic armor systems What you will learn about: Traditional armor system pitfalls and successes • Existing performance-enhancing ceramic armor options • Potential roadmap of ceramic material advancements for • future programs Session Leader: Tim Haen - Product Manager – Armor, CoorsTek The latest advancements on reactive armor technologies! 10:30am - 12:30pm The Future of Reactive Armor Emergent and persistent threats have brought about the need to How you will benefit: Gain insight into the mechanics behind reactive armor systems develop reactive armor solutions. It is crucial to design and develop • Find out the technology behind weapons identification an armor system that is able to identify the type of shaped charge • Improve your knowledge of the costs that involve design and directed toward a vehicle in order for an offensive counter-attack. • deployment This session will discuss the costs to design, develop and deploy reactive armor technologies, and compare it with the costs of What you will learn about: current armor solutions. Session leaders will discuss the current and Design enhancements for ground vehicle survivability future requirements of military vehicles, resulting in a better • Minimization of a vehicle’s weight and cost understanding of the future of reactive armor technologies. • Advancements in Explosive Reactive Armor • Session Leader:This session will be led by a senior professional currently leading the way in reactive armor technology. Email for an updated list of presenters. Accelerate the design and development of vehicle armor solutions! 12:30pm - 2:30pm Lightweight Vehicle Armor Systems (Lunch will be served) How you will benefit: Learn the theories behind the design of an opaque armor solution tailored to military vehicle specifications. This session will discuss design Maximize your understanding of innovative and functional armor • considerations such as weight, cost and threat-level requirements, as designs these are all essential factors developing armor systems. This class will Obtain a new perspective on design, manufacture and installation • also delve into the use of the crucial materials such as steel, aluminum, techniques of vehicle armor composite and many other force protection means. Delegates will be Learn how to efficiently respond to protection requirements of the • able to take home a better understanding of the necessary steps to be warfighter and his vehicle more responsive to tight timeframes while delivering top-quality designs and solutions. What you will learn about: Laminating processes • High performance bonding assemblies • Ballistic and blast resistant glass applications • Session Leader: Idaho National Laboratory Cutting-edge vehicle armor design for blast mitigation 2:30pm - 4:30pm Advanced Materials for Armor Applications The ever increasing need for more specialized materials for armor How you will benefit: Discover threats and opportunities driving research initiatives applications continuously pushes the envelope of modern • Gain a better understanding of traditional performance technology, equipment and human intellect. The understanding of • approaches vs. vehicle and warfighter needs fundamental properties of structures increases exponentially through fabrication of very small test objects using new capabilities, and What you will learn about: analyzing them with the aid of sophisticated computational models. Ballistic performance • Fragmentation performance As this field continues to expand, materials technology will produce • Blast mitigation material advances products, components and systems that are smaller, smarter, mult- • functional, environmentally compatible, more survivable and Session Leader: Dr. Jack Stiglich (Retired Colonel) - President, customizable. Advanced Materials Associates Sponsored by: 6
  7. 7. Venue & Lodging 3 EASY WAYS TO REGISTER: 1 Email: Hilton McLean Tysons Corner 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22102 2 Phone: 1-416-597-4733 Phone: 703-847-5000 Website: 3 Fax: 416-598-7934, 24 hours a day The Hilton McLean Tysons Corner is world-class atrium style hotel and event venue located close to Washington DC. Enjoy luxury hotel services, elegant surroundings, well appointed hotel rooms, exceptional dining, and an inviting Northern Virginia hotel location convenient to major highways, downtown DC, and the historic sights of Virginia. IDGA has secured a special room rate of $209 plus applicable taxes (for single & double occupancy), per night. For your convenience, this rate is also valid 3 days before and after the event, subject to availability. To benefit from this discounted rate you must book your Pricing: room no later than Monday, June 1st and mention group quot;IDGAquot;. For more information please call Joseph Manthey at 416-597-4733. Military, Government Book By Book By Standard & Academia Fri Apr 10 Fri May 15 Price Warfighter Protection Focus Day (Tue Jun 23) $500 $500 $500 Sponsors: Main Summit (Wed-Thu Jun 24-25) $799 $899 $999 Vehicle Armor Focus Day (Fri Jun 26) $500 $500 $500 Superpass (all 4 days) - Best Deal! $1,699 $1,799 $1,899 Industry Book By Book By Standard Fri Apr 10 Fri May 15 Price Warfighter Protection Focus Day (Tue Jun 23) $500 $500 $500 Main Summit (Wed-Thu Jun 24-25) $999 $999 $999 Vehicle Armor Focus Day (Fri Jun 26) $500 $500 $500 Superpass (all 4 days) - Best Deal! $1,699 $1,799 $1,899 Team Discounts* Number of Attendees Savings of: Exhibitors: 3 to 4 10% 5 or more 15% * Discounts apply to registrations submitted together, at the same time. Cannot be combined with any other discount. MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE IN U.S. DOLLARS TO: IDGA A $99 processing charge will be assessed to all registrations not Sponsorship & Exhibition accompanied by credit card payment at the time of registration. * CT residents or people employed in the state of CT Opportunities are Still Available! must add 6% sales tax. For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting at IDGA’s 4th Details for making payment via EFT or wire transfer: JPMorgan Chase Annual Military Armor Protection please contact Joseph Manthey Penton Learning Systems LLC dba IQPC: 957-097239 at 416-597-4733 or ABA/Routing #: 021000021 Reference: Please include the name of the attendee(s) and the event number: 11731.003 Payment Policy: Payment is due in full at the time of registration and includes lunches, refreshments, and detailed conference materials. Your Media Partners: registration will not be confirmed until payment is received and may be subject to cancellation. Please call Joseph Manthey at 416-597-4733 for cancellation, postponement and substitution policy Special Dietary Needs: If you have a dietary restriction, please contact Customer Service at 416-597-4733 to discuss your specific needs. ©2009 IDGA. All Rights Reserved. The format, design, content and arrangement of this brochure constitute a trademark of IDGA. Unauthorized reproduction will be actionable under the Lanham Act and common law principles. To register call Joe at 416-597-4733 or email 7
  8. 8. 4th Annual TM Your customer registration code is: TLS/JM When registering, please provide the code above. ALL-NEW for 2009! End-user and vendor panel discussions for tactical • perspectives on armor Dedicated discussions on program development and • management for both vehicle and personal armor 3 EASY WAYS TO REGISTER: Gain a better understanding of armor requirements and • capabilities with briefings on testing and evaluation criteria 1 Email: Exchange and acquire technical expertise with detailed • 2 Phone: 416-597-4733 track sessions on armor design and engineering 3 Fax: 416-598-7934 - 24 Hours A Day PLUS! Obtain current warfighter perspectives from CAPT Jose Vengoechea of the Lighten-the-Load 11731.003/D/TP Initiative! Speakers Include: Register Early & SAVE COL Jeff Swisher, USA presents a training conference: - TRADOC Capability See page 7 for details… Manager, Heavy Brigade 4th Annual Combat Team Dr. Bob Lusardi - Deputy Program Manager, Light Armored Vehicles LtCol Wendell Leimbach, Jr, USMC TM - PM Tank Systems, Marine Corps Systems Command LtCol AJ Pasagian, USMC The Annual Home of the Military - PM Infantry Combat Equipment, Marine Corps Armor Community Systems Command Phil Cunniff - US Army Natick Soldier June 23 – 26, 2009 | RD&E Center Hilton McLean Tysons Corner • McLean, VA To register call Joe at 416-597-4733 or email