Extramural Basic Research Campaign Plan

Extramural Basic Research Campaign Plan

Extramural Basic Research is focused on steering and oversight of systematic studies to increase fundamental knowledge and understanding in the Physical Sciences, Information Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering Sciences related to long-term national security needs.

MISSION: To steer and oversee Army-relevant technical programs executed by ARL's academic and corporate partners in the engineering, physical, information and life sciences; and develop and exploit innovative advances to ensure the Nation's technological superiority. Discoveries and innovations generated through these programs – primarily embodied as knowledge products – are leveraged as the foundation for future Army technologies.

VISION: Discoveries and innovations made with our academic and industrial partners are infused into the Army's S&T laboratory portfolio to provide a robust foundation for technical advances ensuring the Army's technological edge. High relevance discoveries and innovations are strongly leveraged by the Army's S&T laboratory enterprise to achieve capabilities far beyond the state-of-the-art. Discoveries and innovations made through collaborative efforts are essential in maintaining the land power dominance of the Army of 2030 and beyond.

ARL's Extramural Basic Research Campaign is focused on the Physical Sciences, Information Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering Sciences. External research efforts in these areas are strongly linked to ARL's in-house research portfolio through the myriad of transition vehicles, including collaborative research in many cases. Discoveries and innovations made in extramural basic research will exert a significant impact on the Army of the future.

Physical Sciences is focused on basic research to discover, understand, and exploit physical phenomena which are expected to create revolutionary capabilities for the Army of 2030 and beyond. Discoveries in this area are expected to lead to capabilities in communications and materials well beyond classical limits that restrict the performance of current Army systems.

Life Sciences is focused on basic research to discover, understand, and exploit biological systems that are expected to create revolutionary capabilities for the Army of 2030 and beyond. Discoveries in this area are expected to lead to capabilities in materials and Soldier performance augmentation, well beyond the limits facing today's Army.

Information Sciences is focused on basic research to discover, understand, and exploit the mathematical, computational, and algorithmic foundations that are expected to create revolutionary capabilities for the Army of 2030 and beyond. Discoveries in this area are expected to lead to capabilities in materials, the information domain, and Soldier performance augmentation, well beyond the limits facing today's Army.

Engineering Sciences is focused on basic research to discover, understand, and exploit new material systems, mechanical systems, electronics, and photonics that are expected to create revolutionary capabilities for the Army of 2030 and beyond. Discoveries in this area are expected to lead to capabilities in materials, the sciences for maneuver, the information domain, the sciences of lethality and protection, and Soldier performance augmentation, well beyond the limits facing today's Army.

 

Last Update / Reviewed: January 20, 2015