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68th ARA Meeting 2017 in Monterey, CA, USA, coordinated by NPS

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68th Meeting of the ARA (Aeroballistic Range Association)

17 - 23 September 2017
at Monterey, CA, USA

Meeting host: Dr. Raymond Gamache


The annual ARA meetings are attended by an international group of scientists and engineers from government, academia, and industry involved in various aspects of maintaining, upgrading, and utilizing launcher technology for a variety of research applications, mostly involving defense or aerospace applications. The meeting is primarily composed of technical talks presented by the members of the group. Topics covered at the annual meeting include:

  • ballistic range operation;
  • instrumentation for studying dynamic mechanical events;
  • exterior and terminal ballistics research technology;
  • development of research launchers;
  • evaluation of range accidents;
  • impact mechanics and shock physics research technology;
  • evaluation of high speed vehicle flight characteristics;
  • armor development technology; and
  • non-classical applications of gun-related testing.
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