Join HDIAC on Tuesday, June 9, from 1200 to 1300 EDT for our next live webinar presentation titled “CBRN Survivability”. The current nuclear threat is growing as Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea continue to push forward nuclear agendas. In this webinar, Mr. Mark Diglio, the US Army’s CBRN Survivability Program Manager, will discuss the growing CBRN threat, CBRN survivability acquisition policy/requirements, renewed US Army priorities for CBRN survival, rapid acquisition initiatives, development considerations for survivability, mission critical concerns, and future survivability considerations.
Series: HDIAC Webinars
HDIAC offers free webinars on a regular basis with experts in the technical subject areas of Alternative energy, Biometrics, CBRN Defense, Cultural Studies, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Homeland Defense & Security, Medical, and Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Forensic DNA analysis has advanced significantly within the last 5 years and developments are beginning to be incorporated that will further push the boundaries of forensic science. By harnessing single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) across the entire genome, forensic investigations are now being solved with the aid of innovative technologies developed by Parabon under DoD research contracts, many of which are now in use by the DoD. In this presentation, Dr. Ellen Greytak will use real life case studies to provide an overview of new forensic technologies such as DNA phenotyping, distant kinship analysis, next-generation sequencing (NGS), and forensic genetic genealogy, discussing the technologies, their use, and their application to the DoD.
This presentation will report on recent analysis of the turn-on speed and dI/dt capability of the n-type SiC thyristors as compared to previously reported 15 kV SiC IGBTs and 15 kV p-doped SiC thyristors. Performance metrics will be described as power density vs. switching frequency and power transmitted vs. power dissipated within the device.
This webinar presents an overview of the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) Consolidated Utility Base Energy (CUBE), a mobile and flexible hybrid power generation system that converts energy from different sources - solar panels, batteries, generators, and host grid power - into tactical electricity, improving the efficiency and reliability of power for the military’s forward operating bases. Validation tests have shown that the technology can achieve up to 30% savings in fuel use, thereby helping to reduce the number of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines who are required to transport fuel across dangerous territory.
In this webinar, Chief Warrant Officer 3 US Marine Corps (Retired) Kerry O’Connell, Senior Training Manager, CBRNE/HAZMAT at the Guardian Centers of Georgia, provides an overview of the science and technology used in radiation detection and response. The presentation will start with an overview of basic radiation terminology, types of meters, and types of ionizing radiation before covering decontamination principles, techniques, and radiation dose understanding.
This webinar will feature an overview of NASA’s X-57 Maxwell, the agency’s first all-electric experimental aircraft (X-plane), and NASA’s first crewed X-plane in two decades. The presentation will include a discussion of the aircraft’s electric-propulsion-focused design and airworthiness process, as well as the X-57 team’s use of a “design driver” as a technical challenge, including a 500 percent increase in high-speed cruise efficiency, zero in-flight carbon emissions, and flight that is much quieter for the community on the ground.
This webinar discusses the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's ongoing work to ensure energy security and resilience in today's interconnected and interdependent world. Today, widely available software applications and internet-enabled devices have been integrated into most industrial control systems, delivering many benefits, but also increasing system vulnerability, thereby putting sectors of critical infrastructure at risk. NREL is working to incorporate intrinsic security in evolving technologies and is proposing evolutionary approaches to making energy and communications systems resilient to a disruption, no matter the cause, and having the ability to identify, detect, respond, and recover in large part on their own. Through NREL's Virtual Cyber Research Platform, researchers can evaluate the responses of interdependent and interconnected components in a multilayer emulated grid environment to better understand how to improve the security, resilience, and blackstart recovery of today's critical infrastructure. This capability allows researchers to safely launch attacks in a virtual world on both emulated and actual physical devices and evaluate how they would respond to an attack in the real world.
This webinar will present a comprehensive overview of medical simulation, to include "what's new," history, proposed system taxonomies, devices, and techniques for representing external and internal anatomy and physiology for medical interventions. It will also review the role of team training and criteria for current simulation accreditation programs. The overview will conclude with a predictive view into the future of medical simulation devices and practices, as outlined by forward thinkers in the field.
The webinar planned for March 10, 2020 has been postponed. We will provide information regarding the new date and time as soon as possible. As Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to engage the world and its leaders, the HDIAC presents a Special Edition Webinar, hosting infectious disease expert, Dr. Stephen Thomas. Dr. Thomas will provide an overview of the epidemiology of the virus, information on transmission, its current global distribution, and cases and spread within the U.S. Dr. Thomas will additionally present details on the clinical manifestation of COVID-19, management, diagnosis, and prevention strategies.
Nanotechnology has begun to revolutionize medicine in a number of ways, from improving disease detection to greater medical treatments. Most recently, nanomedicine has created implantable sensors incorporated onto traditional orthopedic implants that can accelerate the return of motor function to servicemembers, enabling a high quality of life and better monitoring of injury recovery. Overall, this webinar will cover FDA approved nanomedicine products being used today in humans which are showing significant promise for improving health of the military and their family members.