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Briefs: Aerospace
Investigating the feasibility and potential validity of using biomechanical environmental sensor technologies to improve the detection of potentially concussive events that could lead to mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Although a vast majority of fiber optic strain sensors use single mode fiber, multimode fiber has a higher nonlinear threshold that enables higher light levels and lower noise.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
An electronic system containing high frequency RF components reduces failure rates.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
BIRDAR™ detected small birds at distances of 1.2 to 1.3 km and large birds.
Briefs: Aerospace
The Air Force upgraded the B-52 aircraft with an Avionics Midlife Improvement program.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Infrared Systems for Tactical Aviation: An Evolution in Military Affairs?
See why the military is trying to understand the chaotic evolutionary development of infrared (IR) systems
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
A study determined the value of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) for high-performance computing (HPC) applications.
Briefs: Propulsion
SiC fiber-reinforced SiC matrix composites are being evaluated for aircraft engine hot-section components.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
DoD electronics have an increased failure risk due to tin whisker short circuits, unless properly mitigated by design.
Briefs: Aerospace
The use of cold spray has made significant strides since different-sized particles were explored in the process.
Briefs: Materials
Polyurethane can be easily molded or cast into a film at ambient conditions.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The Army analyzed shoreline change, dune volume, beach volume, beach slope, and cumulative elevation change along the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A computational approach for action prediction can extend to machines and also promote further research in human prediction and intention sensing.
Briefs: Unmanned Systems
MBUD has a new data acquisition system and incorporates technical modifications to eliminate the noise encountered in seawater.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Army research is determining if afloat availability of satellite ISR has fundamentally changed naval operations.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The X2 Technology Demonstrator recently achieved a level flight speed over 250 knots, proving the basic concept of the coaxial compound configuration.
Briefs: Aerospace
The horizon for directed energy (DE) applications, using ultrashort pulse lasers (USPLs), is quickly approaching.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
While Defense Test and Evaluation (T&E) is different from agriculture, data attributes can be surprisingly similar.
Briefs: Aerospace
Applying an iterative solution to the Maxwell equations may accommodate the nonlinear effects produced by directed energy weapons.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The global proliferation of directed energy weapon technology presents a new threat for the United States.
Briefs: Aerospace
Innoslate software tool formally models the process of conducting test range events.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Tools, approaches, and insights to confidently approach the safe, secure, effective, and efficient testing of autonomy on air platforms.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Gallium nitride monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) technology has superior performance in power amplifier applications.
Briefs: Aerospace
Advanced bio-based fibers and high-performance thermosetting resins will help reduce the dependence of military composites on high-cost petroleum.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Experimentation and analysis determined the optimum characteristics of an improved unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
Briefs: Motion Control
Designing fast and unpredictable motion strategies for robotic surveillance agents in complex environments using Markov chain modeling and optimization methods.
Briefs: Imaging
ScanMatch software determines the similarity of two strings of eye-tracking data. See why that kind of capability is valuable.

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