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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.
Recent technological advancements could enable the military to employ robotic platforms in swarms to help overcome operational challenges in an urban environment.
Using the relationship of system architecture products and model-based systems engineering analysis, a UAV-UGV team can collaboratively conduct the structured, rudimentary tasks necessary to find a person in distress.
Developing an effective cooperative communication system for unmanned aerial vehicles can increase their autonomy, reduce manpower requirements, and improve mission capabilities.
This research explores the development of a UGV capable of operating autonomously in a densely cluttered environment such as the tropical jungles or plantation estates commonly found in Asia.
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.
The response of correlated oxides to strong electric fields and their dynamics is investigated using electrical transport measurements and electronic structure studies.
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.
New wearables will provide soldiers and small unit leaders with actionable information needed to ensure individual and squad performance readiness.
New synthesized materials open the way to govern the density of helicity, axial charge, and its flow, axial current.
There are still significant obstacles to the manufacture and use of flexible hybrid electronics in military applications.
A study aims to find a suitable decontaminant that can be used successfully in complex transportation vehicles with no negative impact on sensitive electronic equipment.
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: 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.

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: Automotive
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.

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