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  • Army announces new research laboratory director

    December 03, 2019

    ADELPHI, Md. (Dec. 3, 2019) -- The Department of the Army announced that Dr. Patrick J. Baker will be the seventh director of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command's Army Research Laboratory. Baker will assume his new position Dec. 8. Baker replaces Dr. Philip Perconti who recently left the laboratory to become deputy assistant secretary of...

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  • Army scientist focuses on biomass-to-energy research

    December 02, 2019

    ADELPHI, Md. (Dec. 2, 2019) -- Generating a constant source of energy to power devices remains a top priority for Soldiers in the field. Army research on transforming native, ubiquitous vegetation into a reliable, small-scale fuel source could help reduce the volume of energy supplies Soldiers have to carry, such as batteries and electric generators. "Every...

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  • Army awards 47 grants for universities to purchase defense research equipment

    November 26, 2019

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (Nov. 26, 2019) --The U.S. Army awarded 47 grants totaling more than $10.2 million for scientists to purchase state-of-the-art equipment for perform cutting-edge defense research in 2020. The awardees are working on basic science research across disciplines on topics including, ultra-high-speed quantum communication, high performance...

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  • Researchers tackle challenges of tomorrow with new infrared camera for drones

    November 25, 2019

    ADELPHI, Md. (Nov. 25, 2019) -- Army researchers enhanced the military's capabilities to detect and identify hidden targets with a new advancement in thermal imaging technology. Scientists at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command's Army Research Laboratory partnered with Polaris Sensor Technologies to develop a specialized infrared camera...

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  • Army project may improve military communications by boosting 5G technology

    November 21, 2019

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (Nov. 21, 2019) - An Army-funded project may boost 5G and mm-Wave technologies, improving military communications and sensing equipment. Carbonics, Inc., partnered with the University of Southern California to develop a carbon nanotube technology that, for the first time, achieved speeds exceeding 100GHz in radio frequency applications....

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  • Scientists help Soldiers figure out what robots know

    November 21, 2019

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Nov. 21, 2019) -- An Army-led research team developed new algorithms and filled in knowledge gaps about how robots contribute to teams and what robots know about their environment and teammates. Dr. Kristin Schaefer-Lay, an engineer with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command's Army Research Laboratory, is part...

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  • Innovative hearing protection may protect military working dogs

    November 20, 2019

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (Nov. 20, 2019) -- Military working dogs played a vital role in the recent raid and death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi; however, temporary and permanent hearing loss due to high-decibel noise in training, transport and operations put these animals at risk. Now, thanks to an Army small business innovation program, canines may...

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  • Researchers improve next generation aircraft engines

    November 19, 2019

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, MD. (Nov. 19, 2019) -- The Army's Future Vertical Lift program is one of the modernization priorities for Army leadership. With the use of advanced X-ray diagnostics, scientists have a better understanding of gas turbine combustor inlet conditions, which is critical for the design and development of engines for the next generation of...

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  • Army selects lab director for senior Pentagon role

    November 18, 2019

    ADELPHI, Md. (Nov. 18, 2019) -- The U.S. Army will soon have a new senior researcher at the helm of its research and technology at the Pentagon. Dr. Philip Perconti, director of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command's Army Research Laboratory, will become the deputy assistant secretary of the Army for research and technology and Army chief...

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  • Army project may lead to new class of high-performance materials

    November 18, 2019

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (Nov. 18, 2019) - Synthetic biologists working on a U.S. Army project have developed a process that could lead to a new class of synthetic polymers that may create new high-performance materials and therapeutics for Soldiers. Nature Communications published research conducted by Army-funded researchers at Northwestern University,...

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  • Army researcher promotes cooperation between humans, autonomous machines

    November 12, 2019

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Nov. 12, 2019) - The trust between humans and autonomous machines is a top priority for Army researchers -- as machines become integral to society, it is critical to understand the impact on human decision-making. Dr. Celso M. de Melo, a computer scientist from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command's Army Research...

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  • New battery could provide substantial power to Soldiers without risk of fire

    November 07, 2019

    ADELPHI, MD (Nov. 6, 2019) -- Army scientists and their partners at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory have developed a high-energy aqueous lithium-ion battery that won't catch fire no matter how damaged it becomes. These new batteries continue to operate in conditions where traditional batteries fail. Lithium-ion batteries...

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Last Update / Reviewed: December 11, 2019