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  • Army Research Laboratory prototype hardware helps NASA recover images that would be lost at sea

    Oct 30, 2013

    New hardware built by research engineers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory is helping NASA retrieve experimental images otherwise lost at sea.

  • Picatinny's new doctorate program stays on course

    Oct 30, 2013

    The Armament Academy, the first-of-its-kind doctorate degree-granting institution at Picatinny Arsenal, welcomed the first cohort of students, Sept. 6.

  • Army looks to blend cyber, electronic warfare capabilities on battlefield

    Oct 29, 2013

    U.S. Army scientists and engineers continue to define next-generation protocols and system architectures to help develop technology capabilities to combat these threats in an integrated and expedited fashion.

  • Statistics skills prove helpful for Picatinny Soldier

    Oct 29, 2013

    In a desert full of fire artillery and a convoy of tanks, probably the last concept on anyone's mind is mathematics. Yet, for Sergeant Kevin Singer, a chemical engineer at Picatinny Arsenal, mathematics is essential to his mission.

  • NSRDEC deploys energy-efficient tents for testing

    Oct 29, 2013

    A group of shelters were sent to the Southwest Asia Area of Responsibility to be tested by both the Army and Air Force recently as part of the "Advanced, Energy-Efficient Shelter Systems for Contingency Basing and Other Applications" program.

  • Army bolsters nation's cybersecurity through STEM outreach

    Oct 28, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Computer networks face persistent cyber threats from the nation's adversaries. The future defenders of cyberspace, America's students, honed their skills this summer as they learned from U.S. Army scientists and engineers who are experts in the field. Cybersecurity practitioners from across the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command joined forces to spark an interest and share their knowledge with high-school students as part of the Army Educational Outreach Program at APG.

  • Senior AMC civilian defends workforce: 'Don't call them non-essential'

    Oct 25, 2013

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command's top civilian delivered strong words in defense of the civilian workforce during the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Expo, Oct. 23. When John Nerger, AMC's executive deputy to the commanding general, spoke from a panel at the Civilian Professional Development Seminar, his message was direct.

  • Army scientist advances biometrics through UK exchange program

    Oct 23, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- British and U.S. Army researchers are partnering to enhance biometric and surveillance capabilities as the result of an exchange program between the countries. Dr. Kevin Leonard, a U.S. Army physicist, focused on advancing facial-recognition technologies during his two-year assignment in the United Kingdom.

  • Rifleman Radio, Nett Warrior networks linked for first time by cross-domain device

    Oct 23, 2013

    For the first time, dismounted Soldiers using unclassified Rifleman Radios will be linked to the classified Nett Warrior system by a new cross-domain device, improving situational awareness on the battlefield while maintaining the security of both networks.

  • Soldier appreciates work done at Natick

    Oct 23, 2013

    No one understands better than a Soldier what his or her peers need in the field. That's why Sgt. 1st Class Adam Adams has such an appreciation for the work done at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Army leaders: Network, NIEs critical to future force

    Oct 23, 2013

    After putting the tactical communications network "under pressure" in a realistic operational environment in order to quickly deliver a "digital guardian angel" to troops in Afghanistan, Army leaders said the Network Integration Evaluation process is adapting to drive continued innovation.

  • Army researchers focus on cybersecurity

    Oct 22, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Oct. 22, 2013) -- Army Technology Magazine's latest edition focuses on how Army researchers and scientists are advancing the science of cybersecurity.

  • Doing lab work for 'HEROES'

    Oct 21, 2013

    Ten students from the UMass Lowell Co-op Scholars Program worked during the summer with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, as part of the Harnessing Emerging Research Opportunities to Empower Soldiers, or HEROES, program.

  • Army announces Cybersecurity Collaborative Research Alliance to explore underlying cyber science

    Oct 17, 2013

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has established a Collaborative Research Alliance, or CRA, which will include an alliance of ARL, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, academia and industry researchers to explore the basic foundations of cyber science issues in the context of Army networks.

  • Army researchers meet need for Marines' assault vehicles

    Oct 16, 2013

    In response to an urgent operational need, the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center's Prototype Integration Facility teamed with the Naval Surface Warfare Center and Marine Corps to develop an Emergency Egress Lighting System for the Marine Corps' Assault Amphibious Vehicle.

  • 'Greening' brings fresh perspectives for Army scientists, engineers

    Oct 16, 2013

    GUNPOWDER MILITARY RESERVATION, Md. -- Thirty U.S. Army civilians now have a greater appreciation and understanding of the rigors and challenges associated with Soldier tasks. Five days of intense training provided first-hand experience of the technical and physical demands on Soldiers.

  • Army announces Cybersecurity Collaborative Research Alliance to explore underlying cyber science

    Oct 15, 2013

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has established a Collaborative Research Alliance,which will include an alliance of ARL, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, academia and industry researchers to explore the basic foundations of cyber science issues in the context of Army networks.

  • Navy enters second year on Picatinny soil

    Oct 10, 2013

    It has been two years since the U.S. Navy officially re-established its presence at Picatinny Arsenal, beginning Sep. 15, 2011. It had been close to 50 years since the Navy relinquished all land and responsibilities back to the U.S. Army in July 1960, before a small three-person team prepared for a "stand-up" here in 2007.

  • Polish scientists, U.S. Army researchers discuss partnerships

    Oct 10, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- A group of Polish scientists traveled to U.S. Army research centers Oct. 2-3 to learn about America's expertise in robotics and explore potential partnerships.

  • Army lab finding better ways to convert JP-8 to hydrogen for portable electric power

    Oct 3, 2013

    A small team of scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are collaborating with counterparts at the Communications-Electronics and the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Centers, to develop technology for lightweight, portable prototype systems that would convert Jet Propellant 8 to hydrogen on the spot.

  • Army announces Technology Investment Agreements for its Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator

    Oct 3, 2013

    The Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center announces the award of four Technology Investment Agreements under Broad Agency Announcement W911W6-12-R-0021 Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator Phase 1 Phase 1 to AVX Aircraft Company, Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Karem Aircraft Inc., and Sikorsky Aircraft Company. JMR-TD is a Science and Technology demonstration intended to mitigate risk for the Future Vertical Lift development program through the testing of advanced technologies and efficient configurations.

  • From Declining Bee Colonies to Bio Pathogens: how ABOid Identifies the Unknown

    Oct 3, 2013

    ECBC researchers enhance Agents of Biological Origin Identifier software to provide automated identification of biological samples.

  • Army develops lightweight ballistic protection for aircraft

    Oct 2, 2013

    Army tactics and training are constantly changing to meet the threat on the battlefield, and one such example is the attack helicopter.

  • ECBC Partners with South Korea to Develop New Chemical Detector

    Sep 30, 2013

    The Raman Agent Monitoring system, will be a smaller, modular and more rugged chemical detector. The team plans to conduct an operational demonstration on the Korean Peninsula after two years of prototype development and testing.

  • ECBC earns grant for Defense Acquisition University training classroom

    Sep 30, 2013

    ECBC and Team CBRNE employees now have a new Acquisition Classroom available to complete computer-based training from the Defense Acquisition University. These courses are necessary for earning DAU certification, which is mandatory for most engineers.

  • ECBC Engineers modify decontamination methods to save costs, increase accuracy

    Sep 30, 2013

    Decontamination has been a military capability for decades. Now the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center is supporting three new projects aimed at improving the effectiveness and supportability of current decontamination methods, which will save money for the Army in the long run.

  • ECBC Engineers Collaborate with PM Force Protection Systems to deliver new capabilities to the Warfi

    Sep 30, 2013

    Collaborative engineering efforts result in successful product verification tests for Product Manager-Force Protection Systems.

  • Video-stitching technology provides new persistent surveillance capability for U.S. Army

    Sep 27, 2013

    Engineers from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center, or CERDEC, have demonstrated an improved situational awareness system, utilizing an array of cameras, video stitching technology and autonomous target detection software.

  • Army, academia develop human-on-a-chip technology

    Sep 26, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Sept. 26, 2013) -- There was a time when the thought of manufacturing organs in the laboratory was science fiction, but now that science is a reality.

  • Secretary of the Army affirms Picatinny's importance to national security

    Sep 26, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh was at the Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., Sept. 26, 2013, to assess the effect of sequestration on the installation's efforts in research, development, acquisition and lifecycle management of weapon systems and ammunition.

  • AMRDEC participates in Auburn engineering event

    Sep 25, 2013

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Sept. 25, 2013) -- Leaders from across the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center attended Auburn Engineering Day, Sept. 10 at Adtran's Mark C. Smith Conference Center in Cummings Research Park.

  • Picatinny advances 'computer chip of the future'

    Sep 25, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (Sept. 25, 2013) -- As the power and popularity of mobile devices grows, so does the desire for faster data processing without consuming much power.

  • Army, NASA centers share expertise in logistics, production

    Sep 24, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Sept. 26, 2013) -- Engineers from the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center are collaborating with engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center to share knowledge on similar expertise and practices being carried out by both centers.

  • Army research featured on cover of prestigious journal

    Sep 23, 2013

    ADELPHI, Md. (Sept. 23, 2013) -- Did you know that U.S. Army Research Laboratory scientists can reprogram cellular machinery to develop protein materials that nature has yet to discover?

  • Putting combat rations packaging on a diet

    Sep 23, 2013

    When it comes to combat rations packaging, Lauri Kline would like to put the Defense Department on something of a diet.

  • Exchange program with Australia focuses on U.S. Army's chemical protection

    Sep 20, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Spending two years immersed in the Australian defense science and technology community provided new perspectives for a U.S. Army engineer. Steve Carrig said his work with the Australian military allowed tremendous access to end users -- Soldiers -- because of the country's smaller size.

  • New method uses water, motion to develop delicious military food

    Sep 19, 2013

    One of life's greatest necessities, water, is a key ingredient for the new gentle motion retort used by the Combat Feeding Directorate at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mass., to develop Meals, Ready-to-Eat and Tray Pack products.

  • Army researchers develop technology benefiting biomedical, security applications

    Sep 19, 2013

    ADELPHI, Md. (Sept. 19, 2013) -- Current terahertz-based sources suffer from a number of drawbacks including high cost, complex fabrication, and restrictions associated with large externally applied voltages.

  • Signal Soldier "associate" provides real-time network diagnostics

    Sep 19, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Sept. 19, 2013) -- As the number of electronic devices on the battlefield grows, so does the challenge of managing the network that links them together. Army researchers continue to work to create a better way to build and monitor the tactical network, diagnose and address problems, and ensure each Soldier remains connected during critical moments.

  • New guided munition sensors are greater than sum of their parts

    Sep 18, 2013

    When preparing to face a more talented opponent, coaches tell their players that the path to victory is pulling together as a team to somehow obtain more than a sum of each player's talents.

  • Natick liaison officer receives Order of Saint Maurice

    Sep 17, 2013

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (Sept. 17, 2013) -- Fred Dupont recently received the Order of Saint Maurice "Legionnaire" award for his outstanding contribution to the Infantry. Dupont served over 30 years as an Infantryman including serving as an airborne Ranger, continues to serve as an Army civilian supporting Soldiers.

  • Army engineer helps build U.S., Chilean relationships

    Sep 17, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Sept. 25, 2013) -- An exchange program participant has expanded the relationships between the U.S. and Chilean scientists and engineers.

  • Interview: AMRDEC Technical Director Eric Edwards

    Sep 16, 2013

  • At times, even munitions must shake, rattle and roll

    Sep 12, 2013

    Will mortars, artillery rounds, and mines function at a basic level, perform at various altitudes, remain intact if transported over rough terrain, function if accidentally dropped from various heights? Finding the answers to these questions is the realm of personnel at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., who work at the Environmental Test Lab, which is part of the Quality Engineering and System Assurance Directorate.

  • Army scientist shares STEM lessons with students, teachers

    Sep 11, 2013

    NATICK, Mass. (Sept. 11, 2013) -- Stephanie Marcott takes time out of her busy life, even on the weekend, to enrich others' lives through her passion for science.

  • WIAMan Warrior Injury Assessment Manikin Project

    Sep 11, 2013

    Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. (Sept. 11, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command uses data from Iraq and Afghanistan war injuries with new biomedical and sensor improvements to create a new manikin to with industry, academia, Army Medical Command and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

  • Characterizing urban terrains and building types to protect Soldiers on the battlefield

    Sep 11, 2013

    With a dramatic increase in military operations in the urban terrain, the Army recognized the importance of being able to effectively operate in a variety of urban environments. With the desire to better understand and characterize these environments, and the building types found in the urban environment, it led to the discovery that there is a need to better understand weapon effects against these building types.

  • Army chemical lab earns top grade in proficiency test

    Sep 9, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Sept. 9, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center's Forensic Analytical Center continues to be a pioneer in the area of forensic analysis for monitoring the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, as well as analysis of samples associated with possible terrorist attacks or breaches of security.

  • High school interns obtain useful skills before college

    Sep 9, 2013

    NATICK, Mass. (Sept. 9, 2013) -- U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center recently participated in another successful year of integrating high school students into an internship exchange program.

  • Army researchers seek better airdrops

    Sep 9, 2013

    NATICK, Mass. (Sept. 9, 2013) -- Among the many testing capabilities housed at the Natick Soldier Systems Center, the Roller Load Test Facility offers the unique ability to simulate the roller and rail systems used in aircraft to deliver cargo airdrops -- all while still on the ground.

  • Bill Colson appointed to Senior Executive Service

    Sep 9, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Sept. 9, 2013) -- Long-time Army engineer Bill Colson received his appointment to the Senior Executive Service in an August 13, 2013, ceremony and became the director of the newly formed System Simulation, Software and Integration Directorate -- known as S3I -- of the Army Aviation and Missile Research Development Center.

  • 'HEaDS-UP' at Natick for better helmets

    Sep 6, 2013

    In their quest for better helmet technologies to keep Soldiers and Marines safe on the battlefield, researchers at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mass., are making a "HEaDS-UP" play.

  • Civilians learn about Soldier life

    Sep 6, 2013

    NATICK, Mass. (Sept. 6, 2013) -- It's not every day you arrive for work and line up in formation if you are a civilian, but that was the case during the one-week Basic Greening Program at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center this summer.

  • TARDEC leaders engage with government, industry, academia partners

    Sep 5, 2013

    The director of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center connected with government, industry and academia partners at the Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium, at Warren, Mich.

  • Army Technology Magazine launches

    Sep 4, 2013

    A new publication featuring science, technology and engineering advances across the U.S. Army is now available.

  • AMC deputy commander tours research facility

    Sep 4, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 30, 2013) -- Leaders from both the Army Materiel Command and the Research Development and Engineering Command toured Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center facilities at Redstone on Aug. 24.

  • Latest version of America's Army ready for download

    Sep 3, 2013

    The next version of the America's Army video game was released today and is now available for download.

  • Army's manufacturing improvements yield lighter body armor

    Aug 28, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Aug. 28, 2013) -- Soldiers facing rugged terrain and extreme temperatures are continually searching for ways to reduce the weight of their gear.

  • Picatinny facility earns Energy Star Award

    Aug 28, 2013

    The main entrance into Picatinny Arsenal's Building 65 is like any average lobby, complete with chairs for visitors and a directory list, except for one main difference: its Energy Star plaque.

  • Army stresses creativity, STEM not an either/or choice

    Aug 27, 2013

    The closing ceremony for the 2013 Math and Science Summer Camp signaled more than just the end of summer; it marked 19 years of Army support for educational outreach in science, technology, engineering and math -- STEM.

  • APG recognizes outstanding women in the workplace

    Aug 26, 2013

    Team APG recognized the significant contributions of women in the workplace during the 29th annual Women's Equality Day Celebration Awards Program Aug. 22.

  • Picatinny employee heads to World Powerlifting Championship

    Aug 26, 2013

    Picatinny employee John Corsello will test his mettle against some of the world's most seasoned weightlifters at the 2013 International Powerlifting Federation Masters World Powerlifting Championship in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 23-29.

  • Army Materiel Command selects "Best Warrior"

    Aug 23, 2013

    The Army Materiel Command announced the best noncommissioned officer (NCO) and Soldier to represent the command at the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition in October at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Picatinny to remove tons of toxins from lethal rounds

    Aug 22, 2013

    The Pyrotechnics Division of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., is developing an alternate formula for certain armor-piercing incendiary projectiles that is friendlier to the environment than the chemicals currently being used.

  • ECBC transitions new elimination technology to JPEO-CBD

    Aug 21, 2013

    From science and technology to advanced engineering, ECBC has partnered with several government agencies to develop a new elimination system designed to convert chemical warfare materiel into compounds not usable as weapons.

  • New network provides 'digital guardian angel' for Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Aug 19, 2013

    The Army's new, mobile tactical communications network has reached Afghanistan, where U.S. forces are relying on the technologies to stay connected and cover more ground.

  • Helium supply critical to Army research

    Aug 15, 2013

    Army senior research scientist Henry Everitt doesn't take helium lightly, because the second lightest element in the universe is in high demand by research laboratories such as his at the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • Lean six sigma project leads to cost avoidance

    Aug 15, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 15, 2013) -- While completing requirements for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, John Braswell implemented process improvements for the missile design trade study process that promise the Army savings of about $2 million over the next seven years.

  • Army aviation strives to own weather

    Aug 15, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 15, 2013) -- Flying a helicopter through rain, fog or cloudy conditions is challenging and dangerous, so a team of U.S. Army engineers have taken on the challenge to research ways to make flying in degraded visual environments easier and safer for rotorcraft pilots.

  • Recruiting commander visits Army Game Studio

    Aug 15, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Allen Batschelet visited Redstone Arsenal, Ala., and the Army Game Studio at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center.

  • Army uses 3D printing to better equip Soldiers

    Aug 15, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 15, 2013) -- The Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center is using some of the latest advancements in the areas of composite structures and 3D printing to better equip today's Soldiers.

  • Army researchers help reduce MRAP maintenance

    Aug 15, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 15, 2013) -- Due to the immediate need for protecting Warfighters from improvised explosive devices, the Mine Resistant Ambushed Protected program rapidly procured several vehicles specifically designed for this purpose; safety was the main concern, sustainment costs were considered secondary.

  • Presidential helicopter to get upgrade

    Aug 15, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 15, 2013) -- The primary aircraft in the U.S. President's rotary wing fleet is the VH-60N, also known as the White Hawk, and to support its mission planning, the Navy called upon members of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center Software Engineering Directorate.

  • Picatinny cultivates today's teachers, tomorrow's innovators

    Aug 14, 2013

    A program here that invites a select number of students to be immersed in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) added a new element this year.

  • Kennedy visits Natick as part of STEM tour

    Aug 14, 2013

    As part of his "STEM Tour of Massachusetts," Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III visited Natick Soldier Systems Center Aug. 14, 2013.

  • Army Research Lab, Purdue explore 3-D printing to fix deployed equipment, cut maintenance costs

    Aug 13, 2013

    New technology being developed by research engineers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Purdue University will soon help just about any Soldier deployed in far-off locations to immediately spot and fix damaged aircraft and ground vehicle parts.

  • Army scientists collaborate for stronger laser protection

    Aug 13, 2013

    Just as sunglasses protect the wearer's eyes from the ultraviolet rays of the summer sun, some materials protect eyes and sensors from laser devices. U.S. Army Research Laboratory scientists are looking at findings from university partners to determine which materials provide the most effective protection against lasers.

  • Army scientists pioneer novel chaotic ranging technology

    Aug 7, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 7, 2013) -- Army scientists have developed promising new technology for ranging - determining the distance from one location or position to another location or position as with radar and sonar - that lowers cost and complexity by exploiting a phenomenon known as "chaos."

  • Space agency commends Army rocket scientist

    Aug 7, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 7, 2013) -- Jamie Neidert, chief scientist for energetics at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center's Weapons Development and Integration Directorate, received a Director's Commendation Certificate from the NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center for "exemplary leadership" in a joint effort to promote rocket and missile propulsion.

  • Real-world experience, more than alma mater, puts college grads atop hiring lists

    Aug 7, 2013

    As Cadet Edric Zahn enters his second year of college this fall, he's already leaps ahead of the estimated 37 percent of 2013 college graduates who failed to land an all-too-important college internship, which employers say puts students like Zahn on the top of future hiring lists.

  • RDECOM Reservists address technology gaps at Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Aug 6, 2013

    U.S. Army Reserve officers are serving a key role in identifying and addressing science and technology needs during a major U.S. Army exercise in the Pacific. Col. John Olson is leading four officers from the Army Reserve Sustainment Command, Detachment 8, who will deploy to South Korea in August for Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2013.

  • Jyuji D. Hewitt, Deputy Director

    Aug 6, 2013

  • ECBC conducts 'drill and sample' operation for recovered munition

    Aug 6, 2013

    ECBC's Chemical Biological Application and Risk Reduction Business Unit successfully destroys a recovered munition at the Munition Assessment and Processing System on July 17.

  • Cadets work alongside Army chemical and biological experts

    Aug 6, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Aug. 7, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center welcomed cadets from the United States Military Academy at West Point this summer to work on chemical and biological defense projects.

  • Former Picatinny employees inducted into Ammunition Hall of Fame

    Aug 6, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Three former Picatinny employees were inducted into the Ammunition Hall of Fame July 25 in honor of their contributions to U.S. military ammunition. Dr. Joseph Lannon, Charles Digney and William DeMassi served the Department of Defense supporting the development, purchase, and delivery of ammunition to U.S. service members.

  • 'Long-Lived Power' could extend life for battlefield sensors

    Aug 5, 2013

    Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are testing tritium, a radioisotope that is produced in nuclear reactors, to power sensors. This alternative energy source could give sensors -- the eyes and ears of warfighters -- a battlefield energy source capable of lasting a 13-year half-life.

  • Empty shells resurrected, find new life as flares

    Aug 5, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (August 5, 2013) -- The saying goes, "no guts, no glory," but the Army has found glory of sorts in a gutted ammunition stockpile that would have been sold as scrap metal.

  • Collaboration leads to new rocket propulsion technology

    Aug 5, 2013

    A team of Army researchers developed a new gel-propellant engine called the vortex engine. Michael Nusca, Ph.D., Robert Michaels and Nathan Mathis were recently recognized by the Department of the Army with a 2012 Army Research and Development Outstanding Collaboration Award for their work titled, "Use of Computational Fluid Dynamics in the Development and Testing of Controllable Thrust Gel Bipropellant Rocket Engines for Tactical Missiles."

  • Harnessing new ideas: ARL's high-risk research pushes tech barrier toward new helmet system

    Aug 1, 2013

    Gunners, patrol personnel, cooks, medics and other Soldiers who wear helmets for long periods of time could get much needed head and neck relief from a revolutionary device developed by U.S. Army Research Laboratory researchers, a new study found. The Vertical Load Offset System--or VLOS, a prototype exoskeletal device designed to displace the static load of the helmet onto the shoulders, proved in recent studies to reduce apparent strain overall on a Soldier's head and neck. Some Soldiers reported both the sensation of lighter head-borne weight and more helmet stability. Achieving these results--given the dynamic movement of the head in combination with helmets loaded with equipment such as night vision devices, batteries and other equipment--is a major step forward, researchers said.

  • UMass-Amherst seniors create quickly deployable 20-foot tower for Army

    Aug 1, 2013

    Five University of Massachusetts-Amherst seniors created a full-scale, 20-foot tall, deployable tower prototype in less than four months.

  • Innovation leads to improvements in on-the-move communications system

    Jul 31, 2013

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, Integrated Electromagnetic Materials Research team was recently recognized with a 2012 Army Research and Development Achievement Award for their technology titled, "A Materials Physics Innovation to Achieve Enhanced and Balanced Material Properties to Enable the Army's Next Generation On-The-Move (OTM) Communications Systems."

  • Advanced guidance software increases accuracy of precision airdrop

    Jul 31, 2013

    NATICK, Mass. (Aug. 7, 2013) -- The Joint Precision Air Drop System, or JPADS, recently received a guidance system software upgrade, greatly increasing its accuracy. JPADS uses a GPS-guided cargo parachute enabling U.S. troops to be resupplied by air in a wide variety of terrains, climates and geographically secluded areas.

  • APG unveils center for STEM, education outreach

    Jul 30, 2013

    Aspiring scientists and engineers are now exploring their future careers at a unified Aberdeen Proving Ground facility dedicated to education outreach.

  • Picatinny computer program saves time, money

    Jul 25, 2013

    By using software "extensions," scientists and engineers at Picatinny Arsenal now have a tool that transforms complex modeling and simulation programs into easy-to-learn software.

  • Dr. Russell's aspiration; to be advocate for U.S. Army Research Laboratory and its people

    Jul 23, 2013

    "People first, mission always," emphasizes Dr. Thomas P. Russell, director of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, who took this phrase to heart as he visited each of the directorates and organizations within ARL.

  • Safety Stand Down Day -- not just for today, ARL's everyday culture

    Jul 23, 2013

    Dr. Thomas Russell, director, U.S. Army Research Laboratory provided opening remarks at ARL's annual Safety Stand Down Day held at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., June 20. After sharing a story where he was involved in an investigation concerning the death of a researcher at a previous job, Russell said he got a rude awaking that completely changed his viewpoint on safety training. "We often think of training day as a day that we don't want to be here," said Russell. "I want you to reflect on today--it's not just … 'Ok, I just got to check the box.' I don't feel that way anymore and neither should you."

  • Army researchers showcase MANPRINT at Pentagon

    Jul 23, 2013

    Researchers from the Manpower and Personnel Integration Methods and Analysis Branch--part of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Human Research and Engineering Directorate--recently participated in the Joint Human Systems Integration display at the Pentagon. This annual event focuses on highlighting HSI as it is implemented across all of the services.

  • Student scientists go 'Inside the NFL'

    Jul 22, 2013

    The Falcons of Skyview Middle School in Leominster, Mass., won the sixth-grade eCYBERMISSION STEM competition with a project that explored helmets and concussions.

  • Army adopts stronger, lighter composite materials

    Jul 19, 2013

    In the future, Army aircraft may be made of all composite materials, and the Prototype Integration Facility Advanced Composites Laboratory is ready.

  • A moveable feast

    Jul 17, 2013

    They grew up on the same block in Seattle, but Lt. Col. Tim Haley and Deborah Haley didn't meet each other until later.

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