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Developing an improved model capable of generating realistic synthetic data that represents a wide range of systems can lead to new algorithms and data exploitation techniques.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Deformation Sensing in Soft Bio-Surrogate Materials
Accurate measurement of deformations occurring within or on soft materials will advance the next class of soft robotics and wearable biomedical sensors.
Understanding the mechanics of insect flight could help improve the agility, autonomy, robustness and integrated sensing and processing of unmanned aerial vehicles.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Real Time Physiological Status Monitoring
New wearables will provide soldiers and small unit leaders with actionable information needed to ensure individual and squad performance readiness.
There are still significant obstacles to the manufacture and use of flexible hybrid electronics in military applications.
When designing electro-mechanically actuated systems, there are several electrical design requirements that must be determined.
Briefs: Connectivity
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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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.
Determine the effects of applied load on a composite structure.
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...

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

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...

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

The U.S. Navy is interested in strategies that divers could employ to protect them from loud underwater sounds. Sonar...

The main goals of this research are to enhance a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software platform to support unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) exploring the complex...

Successful sensor installation is important, as it directly affects how the sensor will perform. If conducted incorrectly, it could seriously degrade the data received and...

Active imaging systems offer the promise of significantly improved tactical performance compared to passive military systems operating in adverse ground, air, and underwater/ maritime environments. These...

Currently in the small arms community, with the push for lighter, stronger barrels with improved life, a more complete understanding of the bore's thermal and...

Briefs: Medical
Modular Biosensor Patch

Researchers are identifying new biomarkers to help monitor cognition and stress in the human body and enhance human performance. Traditional biomarkers like heart rate, temperature, oxygen partial pressure, blood...

The development of sensors to assist helicopter landing in degraded visual environments (DVEs) is currently an important US Army requirement addressing the...

As the medical community learns more about brain injury, the importance of blunt impact mitigation becomes more apparent. As such, it is critical to make sure that research...

Perimeter surveillance of forward operating locations, such as Forward Arming and Refueling Points (FARPs), is crucial to ensure the survivability of personnel and materiel. FARPs are...

A co-prime array uses two uniform linear subarrays to construct an effective difference coarray with certain desirable...

The effective distribution of offensive weapon capabilities to naval units at the tactical edge is a critical focus for Navy leaders. A direct byproduct of this priority...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
GPS Enabled Semi-Autonomous Robot

The primary objective of this research is to integrate GPS and local sensory data to allow a robot to operate semi-autonomously outside of a laboratory environment. The Pioneer 3-AT, a robust platform...

Compressive sensing (CS) is a relatively new field that has caused a lot of excitement in the signal processing community. It has superseded...

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