ARL's investments in Sciences for Lethality and Protection are focused on gaining a greater understanding of emerging overmatch technologies (EOT) that support weapon systems, protection systems, and the mechanisms of injury affecting the Warfighter. Knowledge gained through these research efforts will lead to technological developments that make it possible to develop a broad array of lethality systems as well as resilient vehicle and personnel protection systems.
Technologies resulting from these efforts will have significant impact on the lethality and protection superiority of the Army of 2030.
Active research areas and specific projects seeking Open Campus collaborative engagement include:
Kinetic Lethality concentrates on technologies that deliver energy of motion (observable as the movement of an object, particle, or set of particles) sufficient to cause lethal effects.
Kinetic Protection concentrates on technologies capable of sufficiently degrading, redirecting, or defeating the kinetic energy of objects, particles, or sets of particles from causing lethal effects.
Non-Kinetic Lethality concentrates on technologies that deliver an energy beam of concentrated electromagnetic energy or atomic/subatomic particles sufficient to cause lethal effects.
Non-Kinetic Protection concentrates on technologies capable of sufficiently degrading, redirecting or defeating energy beams of concentrated electromagnetic energy or atomic or subatomic particles from causing lethal effects.