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Computer simulations improve lethality

Michael Cataldi, a mechanical engineer and modeling and simulation analyst with the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, explains how the Army uses finite element modeling to evaluate structural integrating of small caliber munitions during launch.

With the steady increase in computing power, engineers are able to improve lethality with sophisticated computer models by eliminating unworkable designs. Mechanical engineers can understand the effects different caliber ammunition will have on targets. “We are able to get a […]


NASA Tests Shape-Changing Wing for Next Generation Aviation

NASA Tests Shape-Changing Wing for Next Generation Aviation

NASA researchers, working in concert with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and FlexSys Inc., of Ann Arbor, Michigan, successfully completed initial flight tests of a new morphing wing technology that has the potential to save millions of dollars annually […]


US Army’s largest technical library collaborates to define its future

James Lackey, Redstone Scientific Information Center chairman and U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center director, and board members reviewed near-term actions as well as far-term strategic plans during Board of Directors meeting held Mar. 11 at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center.

The board of directors for the largest science and technology library in the Army met March 11 at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, or AMRDEC. Redstone Scientific Information Center, or RSIC, is a unique, […]


US Army researching uniforms that automatically decontaminate

Chemist David McGarvey, Ph.D, of the Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., inserts a swatch of fabric into a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer. The swatch of uniform fabric has been treated with chemicals that can break down chemical warfare agents. The spectrometer is used to determine what those chemical warfare agents are broken down into when they come in contact with the fabric treatment.

One day, Soldiers may wear uniforms and chemical protective suits that decontaminate themselves and are cool enough to wear for extended periods. Researchers, such as chemist David McGarvey, Ph.D, at the Army’s Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, or ECBC, on Aberdeen […]


Army researchers return to Norway for nutrition, cold-stress study in Arctic extremes

For the second time in three years, researchers from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine partnered with the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment to study nutrition and physiological responses to cold-weather training.

The U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, or USARIEM, once again partnered with the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment to study nutrition and physiological responses to cold-weather training. For the second time in three years, researchers from USARIEM traveled to […]


DoD Seeks Novel Ideas to Shape its Technological Future

An Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refueling aircraft from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron refuels an Air Force E-8C Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft Jan. 29, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tyler Prince

The Defense Department is seeking novel ideas to shape its future, and officials are looking to industry, small business, academia, start-ups, the public –- anyone, really –- to boost its ability to prevail against adversaries whose access to technology grows […]


New devices may soon help Soldiers detect chemicals, bio threats

This colorimetric detection assay, about the size of a postage stamp, is printed with a grid of several dozen indicator chemicals arranged in a grid of small dots.

Researchers are refining for Army use a commercial technology that will allow Soldiers to accurately and rapidly detect an array of chemical and biological hazards – from mustard agent to anthrax – and then transmit those results to their higher […]


Research team shapes future of combat rations

The Consumer Research Team at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center has posted an online questionnaire that will help the center's Combat Feeding Directorate determine the direction it will take with future operational rations.

What kinds of rations might the military be using to feed its warfighters 15 years from now? Seeking to provide a window into the future of combat feeding, the Consumer Research Team, or CRT, working on behalf of the Combat […]


Army sensors research enables future capabilities

Army sensors research enables future capabilities

Army scientists and engineers are advancing sensors research in hopes of giving future Soldiers enhanced situational awareness. Sensor technology has broad application across the Army. Medical researchers are investigating how physiological sensors may help Soldiers achieve superior performance on battlefields […]


 
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