Keyword: Remote sensing

Briefs: Imaging
The Army analyzed shoreline change, dune volume, beach volume, beach slope, and cumulative elevation change along the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Understanding what affects acoustic waves propagating in the atmosphere is important for a variety of military applications.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics

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...

Articles: Aerospace

The recent surge in demand for adaptive cruise control (ACC) and commercial autonomous vehicles has drawn a lot of attention to these innovative applications. Based on pulsed laser...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

Dust storms (5 to 100 km across) often originate from multiple dust-emission sources (1 to 10 km across). Remote-sensing-based dust-source identification is a challenge. A...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

For applications in manufacturing, remote sensing, medicine, military, and fundamental science, an ideal laser would have high output power and a diffraction-limited beam....

Articles: Aerospace

One of the largest problems facing the aerospace industry involves size, weight, and power (SWaP) analysis and the increasing size of payloads with typically a finite amount of power to drive ever more demanding systems....

Articles: Aerospace

Conventionally, most autonomous mobile nodes, including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are operated remotely by human operators. As such, forming a mobile communication network...

Articles: Defense

Microwave radiometers measure temperature, water vapor, and cloud ice in the atmosphere, since oxygen and water vapor naturally emit signals in the microwave portion of the...

Articles: Defense

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) deliver sophisticated capabilities with tremendous cost advantage over traditional methods. While this technology has evolved from military...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

Synthetic radar image recognition and classification are areas of interest for both the military and civilian communities. These tasks have significance in automatic target recognition, air traffic...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Heterogeneous System-on-a-Chip for Self-Powered Wireless Sensor Networks

A new dimension of system architecture design is emerging where hundreds to thousands of ultralight (

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Reconfigurable Computers (RCs) combine traditional microprocessors with field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), and are characterized by lower form/wrap factors compared to...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

A multidisciplinary research project entitled “Affordable High-Energy Lasers” has made numerous contributions to the development of several types of advanced laser modules, including...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

As unmanned vehicles get smaller and smaller, operational expectations and mission objectives demand a much broader array of platform capabilities — a necessity even with reduced...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

AFRL researchers are exploring an adaptive and reconfigurable unmanned air vehicle (UAV) swarm configuration known as "collapsing and closing UAV swarms." This approach to developing UAV...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Laser diodes are an integral part of everyday life, incorporated into commonplace items as diverse in function as laser pointers, fiber-optic communications systems, and DVD players....

Briefs: Software

Visualization of geospatially correct, remotely sensed data is a key element of many government and commercial applications. It enables a user to analyze and assess ground activities and other conditions of interest. Because...