DEVCOM - Data & Analysys Center

DEVCOM Data & Analysis Center

DEVCOM - Data & Analysys Center

JTAPIC Support

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory DEVCOM Data & Analysis Center provides a number of capabilities in support of the JTAPIC mission:

  • Perform characterization of fragments from combat events.
  • Maintain forensic custody of the fragments.
  • Perform event reconstruction on selected dismounted combat events via modeling and simulation.
  • Perform comparative analysis between combat events and live-fire tests.
  • Perform reverse engineering of combat events to obtain data about the threat and materiel performance.
  • Provide vulnerability reduction recommendations based off all data available through the JTAPIC partnership and SME.
  • Conduct experiments to augment analysis as required.
  • Perform and participate in the development of JTAPIC analysis products as required.
  • Provide subject matter expertise as required.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of analytic tools and databases as required.


The mission of DAC is to "Discover, innovate, and transition science and technology to ensure dominant strategic land power."


The nation's premier laboratory for land forces.


The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) of the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) is the Army's corporate, or central, laboratory. Its diverse assortment of unique facilities and dedicated workforce of government and private sector partners make up the largest source of world-class integrated research and analysis in the Army.

By combining its in-house technical expertise with those from academic and industry partners, ARL is able to maximize each dollar invested to provide the best technologies for our Soldiers. ARL's program consists of basic and applied research and survivability/lethality and human factors analysis. ARL also applies the extensive research and analysis tools developed in its direct mission program to support ongoing development and acquisition programs in the Army Research, Development, and Engineering Centers (RDECs), Program Executive Offices (PEOs)/Program Manager (PM) Offices, and Industry. ARL has consistently provided the enabling technologies in many of the Army's most important weapons systems.

Technology and analysis products are moved into RDECOM RDECs and to other Army, Department of Defense (DoD), government, and industry customers. The Army relies on ARL to provide the critical links between the scientific and military communities. The Laboratory must marshal internal and external science and technology assets to fulfill the requirements defined by or requested by the Soldier. Equally important, the Laboratory must assist the Army user in understanding the implications of technology on doctrine and in defining future needs of opportunities.