International Ballistics Society
The Society is sad to announce the death of one of our outstanding ballisticians, Dennis Orphal. For the majority of his career Dennis worked on a wide range of problems in terminal ballistics. He made a major contribution to the analysis and testing associated with ballistic missile defense lethality. Latterly, right up to the time of his death, he was working on advanced penetrator concepts. He was a member of the IBC and was a co-chair of the 20th ISB held in Miami in 2002. He was a founding member of HVIS. His significant contributions to terminal ballistics were recognised in the HVIS Distinguished Scientist Award in 2003.
The Society is sad to report the passing of one of our eminent members, Professor Ken Kuo, on July 31st 2016. Ken will be remembered as an outstanding ballistician and was made a Ballistic Science Fellow in 2014. Ken collaborated with colleagues around the world and advised and mentored more than 140 graduate students. He was passionate about the need to promote the success of young scientists and engineers in the areas of combustion and propulsion. He will be greatly missed.
The 30th International Symposium on Ballistics (ISB) will be held at Long Beach, California.
The conference co-chairs are Sidney Chocron and James Walker of Southwest Research Institute. The NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association) is helping to organise the 30th ISB.
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