Tag: Army Research Laboratory

U.S. Army Scientist Focuses on Biomass-to-Energy Research

Generating a constant source of energy to power devices remains a top priority for Soldiers in the field. U.S. 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. Continue reading “U.S. Army Scientist Focuses on Biomass-to-Energy Research”

U.S. Army Researchers Improve Next-Generation Aircraft Engines

The U.S. 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 Army aircraft. Continue reading “U.S. Army Researchers Improve Next-Generation Aircraft Engines”

U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Developing Space Solar Power Beaming

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (ARFL) is developing space-based solar power transmission capability using high-efficiency solar cells to collect the sun’s energy, convert it to radio frequency, and beam it to earth. Continue reading “U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Developing Space Solar Power Beaming”

U.S. Army Researchers Test Human-Like Robots

The U.S. Army researchers recently tested ground robots performing military-style exercises, much like Soldier counterparts, at a robotics testing site in Pennsylvania recently as part of a 10-year research project designed to push the research boundaries in robotics and autonomy. Continue reading “U.S. Army Researchers Test Human-Like Robots”

New Lithium Battery Design Could Mean Lighter, Safer Batteries for Soldiers

Less expensive, lighter and safer batteries are a vital need for warfighters; a new U.S. Army project may offer a solution. Continue reading “New Lithium Battery Design Could Mean Lighter, Safer Batteries for Soldiers”

U.S. Army Project Brings Quantum Internet Closer to Reality

A U.S. Army research result brings the quantum internet a step closer. Such an internet could offer the military security, sensing and timekeeping capabilities not possible with traditional networking approaches. Continue reading “U.S. Army Project Brings Quantum Internet Closer to Reality”

Shape-shifting Robots Built from ‘Smarticles’ Could Navigate U.S. Army Operations

A U.S. Army project took a new approach to developing robots — researchers built robots entirely from smaller robots known as “smarticles,” unlocking the principles of a potentially new locomotion technique. Continue reading “Shape-shifting Robots Built from ‘Smarticles’ Could Navigate U.S. Army Operations”

U.S. Army Research Looks at Pearls to Enhance Lightweight Armor

Round, smooth and iridescent, pearls are among the world’s most exquisite jewels; now, these gems are inspiring a U.S. Army research project to improve military armor. Continue reading “U.S. Army Research Looks at Pearls to Enhance Lightweight Armor”

Revolutionary Way to Bend Metals Could Lead to Stronger Military Vehicles

A U.S. Army project discovery has upended previous notions about how metals deform and could help guide the creation of stronger, more durable materials for military vehicles. Continue reading “Revolutionary Way to Bend Metals Could Lead to Stronger Military Vehicles”

Deep learning May Help the U.S. Army Make Sense of Weak, Corrupted Signals

Scientists at the U.S. Army’s corporate research laboratory are developing a new algorithm that could improve image and audio identification for intelligence gathering on the battlefield.

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