Completed CTAs

The CTA's below were all completed in 2009. They are provided for historical purposes only.

Advanced Decision Architectures Alliance

Objective:

The purpose of the Advanced Decision Architectures Collaborative Technology Alliance was to design, test, and transition new cognitive and computer science innovations to facilitate better Soldier understanding of the tactical situation, more thorough evaluation of courses of action, and, ultimately, better and more timely decisions.

Overview Briefing

Advanced Sensors Alliance

Objective:

The purpose of the Advanced Sensors Alliance Collaborative Technology Alliance was to develop affordable sensors that provide continuous situational awareness, rapid precise discrimination and targeting in all environments, and the ability to sense surroundings so as to navigate rapidly and defend oneself.

Overview Briefing

Communications and Networks Alliance

Objective:

The purpose of the Communications and Networks Alliance Collaborative Technology Alliance was to develop technologies that enable a fully mobile, fully communicating, agile, situationally aware, and survivable lightweight force with Internetworked Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems. These wireless network technologies were required to operate with a heterogeneous mixture of individual Soldiers, ground vehicles, airborne platforms, unmanned aerial vehicles, robotics, and unattended ground sensor networks; and operate while on-the-move with a highly mobile network infrastructure, under severe bandwidth and energy constraints, while providing secure, jam-resistant communications in noisy hostile wireless environments.

Overview Briefing

Power and Energy Alliance

Objective:

The purpose of the Power and Energy Collaborative Technology Alliance was to advance fundamental sciences and understanding of efficient lightweight compact power and propulsion technologies needed for the individual Soldier, fuel-efficient vehicles and robotic platforms of the future Army.

Overview Briefing

Robotics Alliance

Objective:

The purpose of the Robotics Collaborative Technology Alliance was to make research investments in the core technologies that support the Army's autonomous mobility goals, advancing the state of the art in three critical areas:

  • Develop perception technologies that allow robotic vehicles to understand their environment
  • Develop intelligent control technologies enabling robotic systems to autonomously plan, execute, and monitor operational tasks undertaken in complex, tactical environments
  • Develop human-machine interfaces that allow Soldiers to effectively task robotic systems and minimize operator workload

Overview Briefing

 

Last Update / Reviewed: March 1, 2011