At the U.S. Army Research Laboratory scientists and engineers have been studying how they can make higher performance materials for soldiers at lighter weights.
Army researchers want to enhance soldiers’ battlefield effectiveness without placing an extra load on their backs.
The challenge has led to the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, Enterprise for Multiscale Research of Materials, made up of in-house research and most recently, two cooperative agreements awarded in April.
Researchers will develop materials to protect soldiers in extreme dynamic environments; and create energy efficient devices and batteries.
Johns Hopkins University will lead the materials in extreme environments collaboration. The research lab has invested up to $90 million over 10 years for a five-year initial study that could be renewed for an additional five years. Among the major partner institutions are the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), the University of Delaware and Rutgers University.
University of Utah will head ARL’s multiscale modeling research. The research lab has awarded up to $20.9 million toward the lighter-weight materials program.
A number of institutions will work towards multiscale modeling: Boston University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Pennsylvania State University, Harvard University, Brown University, the University of California (Davis), and the Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy.
The goal is to bring together experts from government, academia and industry to overcome daunting obstacles to develop new materials.
More than 40 vendors and representatives from five universities demonstrated various technologies during the 2012 Robotics Rodeo at Fort Benning, Ga., The Rodeo's third installment, a 10-day event that ended June 29, 2012, featured nearly 75 different technologies in all. (Photo by Ashley Cross)
The Maneuver Center of Excellence put a dose of sci-fi on center stage at the 2012 Robotics Rodeo.
More than 40 vendors and five universities showcased nearly 75 different technologies during the 10-day event at Fort Benning’s McKenna Urban Operations Complex. It kicked off June 20 and ended June 29.
Sponsored by the Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, known as TARDEC, and the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, or JIEDDO, through the Maneuver Battle Lab, the Robotics Rodeo provides a venue for the military to harness the research and development community’s potential to counter the complex and adaptive threats on today’s battlefield, organizers said.
It brings together the defense, homeland security, academia and industry communities to energize robots in support of the warfighter.
“It’s a great marriage of both industry and academia, which is what we strive for,” said Harry Lubin, the Maneuver Battle Lab’s Live Experimentation Branch chief. “Fort Benning is the proponent for Army ground robotics, so it was a great fit. A difference this year is we focused on specific tactical events.”
The 12th Annual DoD Cyber Crime Conference, sponsored by the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3), welcomes submission of abstracts for consideration to present a briefing, workshop, or panel discussion. In each of the last four years, we have had more than 220 speakers in 20+ concurrent track sessions. The deadline for abstract submissions is July 6, 2012.
Conferences that bring together government, academia, and industry are increasingly important as cyber criminals band together to access, gain control of, and manipulate the systems that store vital data. The conference provides an opportunity for cyber professionals to network and receive essential training in an open forum that promotes collaboration and innovation.
January’s conference will focus on developing the cyber workforce by setting the standard for degree certifications, validating credentials, and drawing in our talented youth through academic clubs and challenges.
Topics will focus on the areas of:
Cyber Crime Investigations
Cyber Crime Law
The Defense Industrial Base
Research and Development