Tech Briefs

A new class of soft multifunctional materials could be used to convert mechanical deformation from vibrations and stretching into electrical energy.
When designing electro-mechanically actuated systems, there are several electrical design requirements that must be determined.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
The Impact of Cyber Cameras on the Intelligence Community
The ability to covertly access and manipulate cyber cameras could provide valuable strategic data for the US intelligence community.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Heterogeneous Integration Technology
Integrating different types of devices and materials could increase their functional density, improving the performance of electro-optic systems for sensor applications.

The ability to predict the mechanical properties of organic semiconductors is of critical importance for roll-to-roll production and...

Metal matrix composites can electrically bridge the cracks that appear in semiconductor substrates and the composite grid lines.
Determine the effects of applied load on a composite structure.
Composites offer a possible solution to the conflicting design goals of making new aircraft lighter, stronger, faster, and more environmentally sustainable.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Engineered Resilient Systems
A new application called TradeAnalyzer provides multiple visualization methods to examine, sort, and filter the attributes of data.
Improved test methods will help alleviate the impact of shock levels on military and commercial ground vehicle components.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
SnowMicroPenetrometer Applications for Winter Vehicle Mobility
Characterizing the mechanical properties of snow and their impact on vehicle performance could improve vehicle winter mobility modeling.
Developing an understanding of, and potentially controlling, pitch bifurcation could improve weapons delivery.
Understanding what affects acoustic waves propagating in the atmosphere is important for a variety of military applications.

Spatiotemporal imaging contains a large class of imaging problems, which involve collecting a sequence of data sets to resolve both the spatial and temporal (or spectral) distributions of...

Fiber lasers have found widespread applications in industrial material processing, scientific research and military systems due to their advantages of easy maintenance,...

The U.S. Navy is constantly predicting future threats and contemplating new weapon technologies to counter them. One of those technologies is directed-energy (DE)...

The scope of this research radically changed the way novel components are designed and fabricated for high-energy applications. This 3D Meta-Optics platform was, and is, essentially engineering the...

The Navy is exploring ways to ensure an uninterrupted supply of potable water at remote installations.
This research involves a multi-perspective analysis of the WannaCry ransomware in the form of a cybersecurity exercise.
Thermoset polymers are good electrical insulators that are used in applications ranging from electronics to composite armor. They are rather poor thermal conductors, however.
Predictions of these signals were difficult to make due to the complexity of the physics unleashed by the detonation.
Briefs: Aerospace
Real-Time Heuristics and Metaheuristics for Static and Dynamic Weapon Target Assignments

Projectile weapons have been a consistent threat of hostilities throughout history. Military advantage has always been aided by the capacity to inflict damage from a distance. In the 20th century, missile technology advanced to the point that an adversary...

Numerous military aircraft and shipboard surfaces, such as radomes, antennas, gun shields, wing leading edges, and helicopter blade leading edges, are coated with a specialized...

Tracking and identifying radiation sources in the age of nuclear proliferation and well- resourced non-state actors is a national priority. Current neutron detection...

The OSPRES (ONR Short Pulse Research, Evaluation and non-SWaP) program performed fundamental work in the areas of Silicon (Si) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) based...

Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) is a soft ionization technique that is widely applied in the characterization of large biomolecules using...

The purpose of this study was to assess the ability of commonly available COTS software to produce geometrically accurate orthometric mosaics and terrain...

There are many challenges in developing complete performance ontologies and test methodologies to define and evaluate the...

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Portland Districts (NWP) maintains safe and navigable waterways in Oregon through a variety of dredging...

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