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A newly developed laser apparatus verifies that the pointing accuracy requirement of a weapon’s fire control system is met.
The response of correlated oxides to strong electric fields and their dynamics is investigated using electrical transport measurements and electronic structure studies.
New wearables will provide soldiers and small unit leaders with actionable information needed to ensure individual and squad performance readiness.
Determine the effects of applied load on a composite structure.
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: Transportation
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.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
3D Meta-Optics for High-Energy Lasers

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...

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.

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

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...

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

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...

In 1982, the U.S. Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate (AFDD), then assigned under the U.S. Army Aviation Systems Command (AVSCOM), began development of a new...

This project seeks to reproduce the neural circuits used by the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans for locomotion. Caenorhabditis elegans is a small (~1.2 millimeter) nematode found in rotting...

Strategies to control solid rocket propellant regression rate require a robust throttling technique applicable to high performance propellant...

In order to address issues related to mechanical and vibrational stresses that are commonly experienced in mounting, launch,...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
Burner Rig Testing of A500® C/SiC

There is growing interest in developing, testing, and deploying ceramic-matrix composites (CMCs) into commercial and military aerospace gas turbine engines due to their durability under extreme conditions...

The objective of this research program was to provide the fundamental understanding required for using the principles of electroanalytical chemistry to detect target...

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...

The objective of this research was to hydraulically pressurize the internal diameter of one 102mm Polymer Matrix Composite (PMC) over-wrapped cylinder up to 25,000 pounds per...

After extensive review from the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Electrical Safety Office, it was...

The advancement of robot capabilities and functionality has changed the way in which soldiers perform many of their...

TiO2 or ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) have a very strong finite-size dependency in their Raman spectra or photoluminescence (PL) spectra due to the phonon...

The development of transition metal-based molecules and materials that can be switched between low-spin and high-spin...

Remote measurement of physiological signals has a number of advantages over traditional contact methods. It allows the measurement of...

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