Tag Archives: Army Research Laboratory

Army-Supported MIT Research Explores How Clothing Fibers Can Transmit Data; James Burgess Quoted

Data-Capable Fibers

The U.S. Army has helped the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) produce a fiber that could allow for data transmission when sewed into soldier uniforms. ISN researchers tested the fiber's memory capacity by storing in it a 767-kilobit video file and a 0.48-megabyte audio file. The research also found that the fiber can be washed at least 10 times.

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Army Research Laboratory, University of Texas Create Algorithm Experimentation Platform; Jaime Acosta Quoted

DEVCOM ARL

The U.S. Army and its partners from the University of Texas at El Paso have developed an integrated platform designed to help analysts evaluate the performance of cybersecurity algorithms in specific situations. The repeatable experimentation system or RES virtualizes, emulates, simulates and contains algorithms to help analysts run situation-based assessments. 

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Army-Led AI Study Identifies Collaborative Multiagent System Development Approach

Artificial Intelligence

The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has examined the underlying process of information exchange in reinforcement learning algorithms and identified a framework for the development of multiple artificial intelligence models that may support robot-soldier collaboration. The team believes its findings could pave the way for further studies into teaming between autonomous technology and soldiers.

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Army Backs Kent State’s Virtual Reality Lab to Study Small Soldier Group Dynamics; MILO GM Robert McCue Quoted

Kent State

The Army Research Laboratory has funded the development of an immersive virtual reality hub where Kent State University scientists can examine how small groups operate in extreme environments using VR and other biophysiological instruments. ARL said Thursday headsets in the VR lab are equipped with 3D eye-tracking and omnidirectional treadmills that are intended to work with electroencephalogram-based biometric technology. 

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Army Chief Scientist Philip Perconti to Step Down From Government Service

Philip Perconti

Philip Perconti, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for research and technology, will step down and retire from government service, effective May 28th. Perconti, who also serves as the U.S. Army's chief scientist, helped the service establish a science and technology strategy involving Army Futures Command.

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Army Researchers Produce Anti-ferroelectric Thin Films From Lead Hafnate

Hybrid Workforce

U.S. Army researchers used lead hafnate, a compound with anti-ferroelectric properties, to produce antiferroelectric thin films that could help warfighters with maintenance and control the large volume of energy and provide the military with a technological advantage over adversaries. Army looks to further evaluate the potential of lead hafnate as an anti-ferroelectric material. 

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Military-Funded Research Creates Product to Stop Critical Bleeding; Joe Lichtenhan Quoted

StatBond

The Defense Health Agency (DHS) funds an effort to develop new medical technology designed to prevent battlefield hemorrhages without the need for wound compression. The StatBond chemical product can stop blood outflows via deep wound entry and immediate suppression. The team also considers StatBond's potential as a treatment for eye injuries, lung punctures and other cases where fluid loss is a threat.

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Army Finances Academic Micro-Laser Research to Boost Military Communications; James Joseph Quoted

Hybrid Workforce

The U.S. Army has funded scientists from Duke University and the University of Pennsylvania to study how micro-lasers can accelerate military communications and data transmission. The photonics research team developed two-dimensional arrays of micro-lasers designed to collectively surpass the power density of a single micro-laser while maintaining the same stability. 

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Army Experiments With Adaptive Exoskeleton Tech; Cortney Bradford Quoted

Exoskeleton Tech

Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has launched an effort to study how autonomous exoskeleton technology can adapt to soldier users. The study aimed to identify brain and muscle signals, walking performance metrics and movement profiles that can be used to track an individual's state when using an exoskeleton, the Army said Tuesday.

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Army Partners With Academia to Develop Soldier-to-Robot Communication System; Felix Gervits Quoted

Robot Communication

Army Research Laboratory (ARL) worked with the University of Southern California (USC) to study how soldiers would communicate with autonomous robots. The Army said Monday it worked with the Institute for Creative Technologies, USC-hosted research center funded by the Department of Defense, to prototype the Joint Understanding and Dialogue Interface (JUDI) system.

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