that causes an intolerable, but non-damaging, heating sensation on the targeted subjects; and a laser rifle that ‘fires’ light which temporarily impairs vision.
Garcia noted that booth visitors were able to experience both technologies, commenting that they were favorably impressed by both technologies.
Air Force Research Laboratory Sensors Directorate, Jim Murrin, who is the Cross Disperson Prism program manager, demonstrated the Cross Disperson Prism sensor through the use of video and a broadband infrared camera.
He spoke about the system, which is currently in development and funded by Defense Research and Engineering.
It is a quick reaction special program that seeks to provide ways to detect energetic battlefield events such as small arms fire, mortars, or rocket propelled grenades, identify those events and locate them allowing appropriate action to be taken.
Representatives from Air Force Research Laboratory’s Propulsion Directorate displayed the Battlefield Air Operator Kit composed of primary lithium-ion battery, secondary zinc air battery and power distribution and management module.
These components represent a 25 percent power supply weight reduction for the battlefield air operator. Ultimately Air Force Research Laboratory’s goal is to reduce that weight by 50 percent.
The system garnered positive reaction by attendees who said the research the laboratory is doing is a critical and necessary development for the airman in the field.
Air Force Research Laboratory’s Information Directorate showcased the interim capability for airborne networking (ICAN) and new joint capability for airborne networking (JACAN) programs.
These technologies would enable the special operations forces warfighter to have a seamless network centric connectivity to the global information grid providing access and exchange of decision quality information to deployed forces.
“The show has been a tremendous opportunity to bring this cutting edge technology to the special operations forces warrior,” said Daniel Hague, a senior scientist in the information grid division. “Reactions from show attendees expressed widespread interest in the technology and its ability to provide information to the edge.”
Industry and military alike stopped at the munitions directorate kiosk booth to view a virtual technology demonstration video.
Munitions Directorate Senior Computer Scientist in charge of Marketing and Public Affairs, Mike Wallace, showed video and the full size model of the Dominator, a defense system that is being developed to suppress enemy activity in high threat areas.
Dominator achieves its mission with air delivered, network-centric, persistent munitions capable of defeating the entire spectrum of ground mobile targets. Wallace said, “attendees feel this program looks to be in line with future requirements.”