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A new way of assembling individual nanostructures will facilitate better design principles for plasmonic photonic devices.
High-speed testing technology will enable advances such as new digital signal processing and computing platforms in the optical domain.
The "RadCNT" program use carbon-based transistors to study the interactions between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation.
Devices created using this technology could be used for control and sending of qubit/quantum memory states to remote locations.
Multifunctional magnetoelectric materials with high exchange represent a missing “holy grail” of materials physics.
One particular semiconductor, gallium arsenide (GaAs), has received considerable attention due to its potential electronic applications.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Designing Sensory and Adaptive Composite Materials
Newly developed computational approaches aid in the design of composites that exhibit remarkable abilities to both sense external cues and adapt to these cues in controllable, "programmable" ways.
Using cellulose crystals as building blocks for the design and development of new low-density functional polymer composites.
Develop a comprehensive baseline for identifying, evaluating, and controlling occupational and environmental hazards associated with composite fibers.
The advent of nanoparticle fuels enables new kinds of reactions, and new kinds of applications.
Incorporating zirconia particles into polyurea elastomers to form hybrid composites and designing them into state-of-the-art body armor has the potential to achieve lightweight ballistic efficiency.
Given the importance of electronics in modern warfare, the ability to rapidly develop a counter to such weapons will be essential to sustaining military operations.
Understanding how delays in resource decision making and tactical supply chains relate to operational reach will give commanders the ability to maximize resources.
Using terrestrial LiDAR scanners coupled with a GPS/inertial navigation system to collect elevation data along the coast can help assess the accuracy of the data.
To support the development of next-generation rotorcraft, precision data acquisition is required.
Learn about a technology designed to safely locate, identify and recovering buried munitions.
New weapons technology is needed to combat the proliferation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS).
The Warrior Injury Assessment Manikin (WIAMan) Project is in the process of developing anthropomorphic test devices.
See how Modeling and Simulation (M&S) can be used to explore the design trade space of directed energy weapons.
The day of the first deployable UCAV armed with a high-energy laser weapon is not far away.
Understanding how atmospheric effects can impact operational conditions is important to the development of High Energy Laser (HEL) weapon systems.
Previous methods of target geometry can be replaced by more accurate computer scanning technology.
New tech can improve evaluation of vadose zone source impacts on groundwater, leading to improved remediation decisions.
Evaluating the quality and limitations of speech could serve as a valuable resource.
Develop a methodology that incorporates objective measures of performance and is sensitive to changes in soldier-system equipment.
A newly developed laser apparatus verifies that the pointing accuracy requirement of a weapon’s fire control system is met.
Characterizing uncertainty in estimating the state of a resident space object is one of the fundamentals of many space surveillance tasks.
Investigating algorithmic approaches to create scalable, robust, multi-scale, and effective urban surveillance and crowd control strategies using UAVs and UGVs.
Research demonstrates that a surveillance mission is still achievable by unmanned vehicles while performing autonomous soaring.

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