Collaboration Opportunities Sciences for Maneuver

The Sciences for Maneuver area is focused on gaining a fundamental understanding of advanced mobility systems and their supporting architectures. This area heavily relies on ARL’s research expertise and facilities devoted to decision support sciences, autonomy, and high-efficiency energy generation, storage, and distribution. Discoveries, innovations, and developments made in this area are expected to significantly impact the Army of the future by greatly enhancing mobility.  ARL’s Sciences for Maneuver research is focused on gaining a greater fundamental understanding of advanced mobility systems and their supporting architectures—critical to the future Army’s movement, sustainment, and maneuverability. Knowledge gained through these research efforts will lead to technological developments that make it possible to design, fabricate, integrate, control, and support platforms that will have a significant impact on Power Projection Superiority for the Army of 2030.

ARL’s basic and applied research in the Sciences for Maneuver area specifically emphasizes Energy and Propulsion, Platform Mechanics, Platform Intelligence, and Logistics and Sustainability.

Energy and Propulsion concentrates on understanding and exploiting the applications of energy generation, storage, conversion, and management. The goal of this research is to provide energy and power applications to enhance Army operational effectiveness, improve efficiency, and accelerate development of critical military platform systems ensuring Army Power Projection superiority.

Platform Mechanics focuses on fundamental research that enables the development of the highly maneuverable platforms for the Army of the future.  Knowledge gained in this area is expected to impact a wide array of vehicle systems, including the ground, air, and maritime domains, as well as from micro- to macro-scales.

Platform Intelligence focuses upon fundamental research that enables effective teaming of Soldiers and robots to conduct maneuver and military missions. ARL’s activities are centered upon enhancing the autonomous capabilities of unmanned systems. Knowledge gained in this area is expected to impact a wide array of vehicle systems, including the ground, air, and maritime domains, ranging from micro- to macro-scales.

Logistics and Sustainability focuses on fundamental research to enable the rapid and reliable assessment of future Army platform reliability, health, and usage. Knowledge gained in this area is expected to impact a wide array of vehicle systems, including the ground, air, and maritime domains, ranging from micro- to macro-scales.