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Power

DoD Starts Prototyping Commercial Lithium Batteries for Aviation, Ground Vehicle and Soldier Power

Under the new Family of Advanced Standard Batteries (FAStBat) project, the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and several other agencies...

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Design

Army Makes Progress on New Bomb Suit Helmet Development

U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians are helping the Army improve state-of-the-art combat helmets to better protect them on high-stakes missions.

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Test & Measurement

New Synthetic Quantum Nanostructures Program Targets Synthetic Metamaterial Development

Current approaches for quantum computing, sensing, communications, and signal-processing rely on superconducting electronic devices that can...

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Research Lab

Augmented Reality for Nondestructive Inspections on Military Aircraft

The Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, has developed an augmented reality capability to assist in accomplishing nondestructive inspections, or NDI, for safety...

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Connectivity

Improving Battlefield Connectivity for the Modern Warfighter

Military forces worldwide are adapting their equipment and operating models to new levels of operational intensity.

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Energy

Turning Thermal Energy into Electricity Could Help Soldiers

With the addition of sensors and enhanced communication tools, providing lightweight, portable power has become even more challenging. Army-funded research demonstrated a new...

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Application Briefs
Unmanned Systems

Ground Control System

Built around three core elements – software, hardware, and antennas – Crysalis was designed to simplify the operation of robotic systems.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Sensory Integration Balance Deficits in Complex mTBI: Can Early Initiation of Rehabilitation with Wearable Sensor Technology Improve Outcomes?

A novel feedback system provides physical therapists with real-time information about quality of head and trunk movement during exercise.

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Electronics & Computers

Empowering Soldiers Through ISPDS

Integrated Soldier Power and Data Systems help lighten the load for soldiers.

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Materials

Multifunctional Nanofiber Protects Against Explosions

Since World War I, the vast majority of American combat casualties has come not from gunshot wounds but from explosions. Today, most soldiers wear a heavy, bullet-proof vest to...

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Materials

Nanoscale Experiments Create Optimism for Stronger, Lighter Soldier Armor

Soldier armor, such as bulletproof vests and helmets, depends upon high-performance ballistic fibers for its strength and effectiveness. Army researchers are...

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Energy

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.

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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.

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Photonics/Optics

Wearable Device Camouflages Its Wearer Regardless of the Weather

Researchers at the University of California San Diego developed a wearable technology that can hide its wearer from heat-detecting sensors such as night vision goggles,...

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Materials

Researchers Shine a Light on Wearable Technology

Researchers at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Chemical Biological Center are looking at LEDs to help warfighters battle chemical warfare agents (CWA)....

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Design

Conti Suits Up

The technology of “technical garments” isn’t a topic we typically cover in Automotive Engineering. In fact, this article is a first – and it’s more about how Continental AG is leveraging its engineering depth and breadth across business sectors to engage new markets than it is about fabric denier and thread count.

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Materials

Air Force Scientists Study Artificial Silk for Body Armor, Parachutes

Who doesn’t like to feel warm in the winter and cool in the summer?

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