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Defense

Mounted Troops to Get High-Tech Situational Awareness Tools

Mounted armored vehicles such as the Bradley have long been used as heavy weapons platforms with long range sensors to hunt targets and provide armored transportation to...

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Power

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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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Characterization of Turbulent Unsteady Separation Using Photonic Micro-Skin Friction and Wall Pressure Sensors

Learn about a photonic skin friction and wall pressure sensor.

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Aerospace

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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Wearables

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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Defense

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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Sensors/Data Acquisition

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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Defense

Air Force Scientists Discover Unique Stretchable Conductor

The Air Force Research Laboratory has developed liquid metal systems which autonomously change structure so that they become better conductors in response to strain. Conductive...

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Defense

Wearable Sensors Could Monitor Personal, Environmental Data

In an effort to enhance soldier lethality, Army researchers are developing biorecognition receptors capable of consistent performance in multi-domain environments with the...

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Defense

Painless Microneedles Extract Fluid for Wearable Sensors for Soldiers

Sandia National Laboratories and University of New Mexico researchers have developed unique microneedle-based sensor technology that they hope can someday be used to...

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Electronics & Computers

Energy-Scalable Protocols for Battery Operated Micro Sensor Networks

Networks of microsensors can greatly improve environment monitoring for many civil and military applications. Multiple sensors provide fault tolerance and can provide...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Microfabrication and Testing of a Thermoelectric Device for Generating Mobile Electrical Power

Several attractive features of thermo-electric (TE) technology include no moving parts, light weight, modularity, covertness, silence, high power...

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Defense

Man-Wearable Control Units for Military Robotics

It is no secret that robots are rapidly asserting themselves in today's military applications. For the duration of the Iraq War, robots have roamed the streets of Baghdad, Fallujah, and other...