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Army Seeks to Inform Future Warfighting Concepts via Soldier Engagement, Tech Demonstration

Army unmanned tech demo

The Army Research Laboratory is engaging service members and scientists in technology concept discussions through reality tour events in an effort to accelerate the feedback process for new information technology or weapon systems. Sgt. Maj. Luke Blum, senior enlisted adviser at the U.S. Army's Combat Capabilities Development Command, and members of Team Ignite visited the ARL Robotics Research Collaborative Campus last week to observe autonomous ground vehicle demonstrations within an unstructured environment, the laboratory said Thursday.

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Army Researchers to Help DARPA Develop Coronavirus Detector; Matthew Coppock Quoted

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Army Research Laboratory (ARL) will help the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) compose a bio-aerosol monitor designed to detect the coronavirus. DARPA leads an 18-month effort to develop the monitor based on a combination of different technologies. “ARL’s biodetection technology is a crucial enabler for persistent biosensing in operational environments,” said Matthew Coppock, a chemist and team leader at ARL.

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Army Researchers Begin Field Testing of New Robotics Tech in Maryland

Army Robotics Testbed

Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has begun to demonstrate its new autonomous robotics technologies at a facility on the Graces Quarters peninsula, which is located near Baltimore, Md. The ARL Robotics Research Collaborative Campus, part of Aberdeen Proving Ground, is using 200 acres of ground that used to be a venue for munitions testing.

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Stephen Russell on How Cloud Helps Advance DEVCOM Army Research Lab’s Work

Network Infrastructure

Stephen Russell, information sciences division chief at DEVCOM, Army Research Laboratory (ARL), said ARL uses cloud and network infrastructure to conduct research, perform materials modeling and advance the development of artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms. Russell also discussed the internet of battlefield things concept and mentioned his division’s efforts to advance tactical edge computing.

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Army Tests AI-Based Multisensor Tech for Explosives Detection

AI-Based Multisensor

The U.S. Army has demonstrated a machine learning-based sensor technology designed for fixed-wing aircraft that works with synthetic aperture radars to detect explosives from a designated safety point. Lt. Col. Mike Fuller, program manager at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, said the team used side-by-side comparisons of multiple modalities during the assessment to maximize the probability of threat detection while minimizing false alarms.

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Army Partners With Industry, Academia to Develop ML Algorithms for Battlefield Decision Making

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The U.S. Army and its partners have created machine learning algorithms designed to help soldiers make decisions in difficult combat situations. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) partnered with IBM, the University College London and the U.K.'s defense science and technology laboratory to develop the algorithms. These algorithms consider response time, resource availability and other factors in making decisions.

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Army Explores Augmented Reality Use in Bright Daytime Environments; Chou Hung Quoted

Augmented Reality Tech

Army Research Laboratory (ARL), part of the service's Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC), has developed a new application that may help warfighters use augmented reality (AR) in bright light daytime scenarios. The new AR technique uses low contrast dimming highlights to address excessive brightness that hinders AR display quality, the U.S. Army said Tuesday.

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ARL Acquires Two New Supercomputers to Improve Performance, Push AI, Machine Learning Tools; Matt Goss Quoted

Army Research Laboratory

Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has received two new supercomputers, named “Jean and Kay,” to address the Department of Defense’s (DoD) most data-intensive computational challenges and drive the continued development of artificial intelligence and machine learning tools. “Jean and Kay” will also offer a chance for DoD’s High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) to shift and refresh its capabilities.

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Army to Launch New Powertrain Research Lab for Rotorcraft

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The U.S. Army plans to soon activate a new research laboratory that will focus on transmission technologies for helicopters and other types of rotorcraft. The Vehicle Innovative Powertrain Experimental Research laboratory will undergo commissioning before the end of 2020 and initiate activity in January 2021, the Army said on Monday.

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Army, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Prototype Quadrotor Drone Maneuverability Element

Quadrotor Drone

The U.S. Army has partnered with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in New York to develop a “trajectory planner” element to help improve vertical takeoff-and-landing maneuverability for quadrotor drones. RPI and the U.S. Army plan to conduct further simulation trials for the tail-sitter ahead of hardware integration activities and flight tests.

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