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  • EOVAF scientists set standard for laser vulnerability analysis

    January 24, 2013

    Since 1983, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's (ARL) Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate's (SLAD) Electro-Optical Vulnerability Assessment Facility (EOVAF) at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. has provided the resources needed for SLAD to establish preeminence in the field of laser vulnerability analysis. SLAD personnel use the EOVAF to analyze the vulnerability...

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  • SLAD advances survivability in under–body blast attacks

    January 22, 2013

    "The IED is the weapon of choice for threat networks because they are cheap, made from readily available off-the-shelf components, easy to construct, lethal, and accurate," said Army Lt. Gen. Michael D. Barbero, director of the Joint IED Defeat Organization, in his September 2012 testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense. Because of the...

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  • Developing an active approach to defense

    January 17, 2013

    For the past decade members of the Army's research community have worked to develop models of an active protection system (APS) with multiple configurations. The goal is to eventually field APS variants on Army vehicles. Greg Bradley, a member of the U. S. Army Research Laboratory's (ARL) Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate's (SLAD) Advanced Systems...

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  • ARL computer systems rank among the world's fastest supercomputers

    January 15, 2013

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) was recently recognized on the TOP500 List of the world's top supercomputers. "ARL's 19-year history of having High Performance Computing (HPC) systems highly ranked in the world's TOP500 Supercomputing Sites list portrays ARL as a visionary, innovative and dynamic organization with exceptional corporate and technical...

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  • HRED researchers are developing robot intelligence to support Soldiers' missions

    January 10, 2013

    Unmanned systems have begun to have a significant impact on warfare. Unmanned drones providing sustained surveillance, swift precise attacks on high value targets and small robots are being used for counter-IED missions. These systems are generally remotely piloted systems and are reliant upon near-continuous control by a human operator and vulnerable to breakdowns...

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    HRED researchers are developing robot intelligence to support Soldiers' missions
     
  • ARL holds semiannual greening course

    January 08, 2013

    For the past few years, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has held courses designed for civilians throughout the organization to learn about and experience the daily activities of its Soldiers. The most recent class was held from Dec. 3-7 at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), with some activities conducted at the Edgewood Area. Most of the participants...

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  • Electromagnetic Vulnerability Assessment Facility (EMVAF)

    January 07, 2013

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate's (SLAD) Electromagnetic Vulnerability Assessment Facility (EMVAF) at the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) ,New Mexico is a state-of-the-art facility that is used to conduct experiments that address the electromagnetic vulnerability requirements of the U.S. Army Weapon and...

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  • Is it Art or Science?
    Microstructures fold under a little light

    January 02, 2013

    Origami artists can fold a sheet of paper into a crane, a flower or even an Army tank. Likewise, an Army electrical engineer and a visiting research student from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) wanted to design and model thin, micrometer scale materials to form useful three dimensional structures. Self-assembling structures that seem to mimic the age old...

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  • VTD researcher presented Naval Air Warfare Center award

    December 28, 2012

    Natasha Bradley, mechanical engineer with the Health and Usage Monitoring Researcher for the Prognostics and Diagnostics Team of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's (ARL)Vehicle Technology Directorate (VTD), was presented in November with the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Commander's Award for her work on crash area predictions for target...

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  • Longtime ARL researcher, Dr. Tomasz Letowski retires

    December 27, 2012

    Dr. Tomasz Letowski, a senior research scientist at the Human Research and Engineering Directorate (HRED) and Fellow of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), retires on Dec. 31. His expertise is both wide and deep. He has been the leading spokesman in scientific quality of the area of human performance research conducted at the directorate, and he conducted...

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  • RDECOM leaders tour high tech labs throughout ARL at the Adelphi Laboratory Center, hold town hall meeting

    December 26, 2012

    Leaders of the Army's Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) recently spent an entire day learning how scientists and engineers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) are at the cutting edge of innovation and discovery for the Soldier of the future. Dale A. Ormond, RDECOM director, and the RDECOM Deputy Commanding General Brig. Gen. Daniel...

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    RDECOM leaders tour high tech labs throughout ARL at the Adelphi Laboratory Center, hold town hall meeting
     
  • Expert panel reviews long debated chemical rockethandling, disposal options in Blue Grass, Ky

    December 20, 2012

    An expert panel recently recommended to the Defense Department that Thermal and chemical technologies may present the best disposal options of the more than 69,000 Cold War-era M55 rockets containing nerve agents currently stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot. The committee on "Disposal Options for the Rocket Motors from Nerve Agent Rockets Stored at Blue...

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    Expert panel reviews long debated chemical rockethandling, disposal options in Blue Grass, Ky
     
 
 

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