Long-Range Distributed & Collaborative Engagements (LRDC) Opportunities

CHNO

This research supports the LRDCE ERP by traditional chemistry techniques along with recent advancements in continuous-flow chemistry in order to discover and scale up energetic materials for experimentation.  Novel materials will be tested for exp

Navigation

In the absence of GPS, alternative technologies and algorithms are needed to provide vehicle state awareness: position, attitude, and rates of motion.

Omnisonic Mechanics

This research is to increase the understanding of the highly nonlinear and unsteady flow physics associated with complex, precision munitions as they maneuver through the atmosphere at subsonic through hypersonic speeds; and determine how best to

Propulsion Modeling

This research supports the LRDCE ERP through predictive multiphase, physics-based models of ignition and combustion of energetic propellants for a range of ignition energy sources in configurations that have not yet been tested.  Through atomistic

Scalable Lethality

In support of the LRDCE ERP, the Army needs weapons systems to enable the soldier to defeat complex targets precisely with minimum collateral damage or logistical concerns, regardless of the battlefield scenario.  Research in this new class of wea

Solid Fuel Ramjet

This research supports the LRDCE ERP through the development of validated models of solid fuel ramjet (SFRJ) combustion behavior.  Current SFRJ development is performed through a “cut and shoot” Edisonian process with no full chemical kinetics mod

Swarming Behaviors

Swarming behaviors is focused on developing algorithms for distributed unanchored (relative) localization based on inter-agent RF ranging and angle of arrival (AoA)/ pointing measurements.  Of particular interest are faster non-iterative schemes b