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Army Research Office's ReShockie Smith destined for rewarding job
Sep 29, 2014
Detroit was still a booming metropolis for a pre-teen ReShockie Smith, and to her, it was an oasis. She traded her blue bicycle and mud pies for something rarely found in her morphing neighborhood: mathematics competitions.
Open Campus initiative allows open collaboration for Army Research Laboratory
Sep 4, 2014
In order to successfully bring ideas to life, collaboration between various agencies, both federal and non-federal, is often necessary. Army Research Laboratory's Open Campus initiative is a program that allows for this type of collaboration between ARL researchers, academia, industry and small business, both nationally and globally.
Army researcher assumes leadership role
Aug 12, 2014
Dr. Joshua Rubinstein recently became the new team lead for the Visual Perception and Target Acquisition Research group at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory Human Research and Engineering Directorate's Perceptual Sciences Branch.
Synthetic bones may help in search for shock wave defense
Aug 12, 2014
Shock waves from battlefield explosions are invisible threats for U.S. Soldiers and their top-of-the-line combat helmets, but with new studies in synthetic human physiology, researchers are learning how to lessen blast wave effects on the brain.
Army Research Laboratory to host collaboration event
Jul 25, 2014
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory Weapons and Materials Research Directorate will host the 2014 Department of Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium Collaboration Day July 28-30, on the Aberdeen Proving Ground.
Army researcher discusses human collaboration with intelligent agents
Jul 24, 2014
Dr. Jessie Chen from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory Human Research and Engineering Directorate in Orlando, Fla., recently spoke to leading researchers in emotion science and social robotics with Department of Defense scientific leaders and Yale University students in the area of intelligent autonomous systems.
Open Campus initiative fosters rewarding experience for guest researcher
Jul 23, 2014
The Army Research Laboratory's new Open Campus initiative is opening doors for researchers across the globe to collaborate with some of the Army's most talented scientists and engineers in research endeavors critical to our nation.
New CT scanner finds diverse, important uses for researchers
Jul 21, 2014
Turning a now-standard tool for medical diagnostics and therapeutics to a host of new applications, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate recently acquired a turn-key computed tomography scanner system, known as a CT scanner.
Software helps to protect Soldiers from traumatic combat injuries
Jul 11, 2014
ADELPHI, Md. (July 11, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate has fostered closer teaming across the Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat program by designing a customized software system that integrates a digital library, a management tool for requests for information and other unique resources.
Army researchers practice science with empathy at Alda workshop
Jun 26, 2014
U.S. Army Research Laboratory looks at ways to help scientists communicate basic and applied science with creative, but truthful storytelling. The lab will host quarterly "Communicating Science" workshops.
Army-sponsored research produces first-of-its kind 3-D models of a president
Jun 26, 2014
The University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies was part of a Smithsonian-led team that created 3-D portraits of President Barack Obama. The portraits include a digital and 3-D printed bust and life mask. Both were on display at the first ever White House Maker Faire on June 18.
In honor of the Army's 239th birthday -- meet Sgt. 1st Class Robert Wooldridge
Jun 16, 2014
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 16, 2014) -- Sgt. 1st Class Robert Wooldridge is the project noncommissioned officer responsible for human factors engineering and MANPRINT support for infantry systems at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory Human Research and Engineering Directorate, Fort Benning, Ga., Field Element.
MANPRINT program integrates human element
May 9, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (May 9, 2014) -- Practitioners throughout the Manpower and Personnel Integration community, known as MANPRINT, gathered here recently for a workshop to further professional coordination and collaboration.
President honors Army public servant for strides in Soldier protection
May 7, 2014
Dr. Ronald Polcawich, with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, was congratulated by President Barack Obama for his Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, at the White House, April 14, 2014.
Army scientist keeps Soldier weapons on target
Apr 18, 2014
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (April 18, 2014) -- Dr. Gabriella Larkin has worked for the U.S. Army Research Laboratory for more than five years as a research psychologist. She began her career in the Translational Neuroscience Branch of ARL's Human Research and Engineering Directorate at Aberdeen Proving Ground and transferred to the weapons branch a year later.
Visiting Army scientist makes discoveries in emerging technology
Apr 11, 2014
ADELPHI, Md. (April 9, 2014) -- Dr. Joshua Smith has simulated the performance of a novel vacuum thermionic engine based on currently available materials in a paper entitled, "Increasing the Efficiency of a Thermionic Engine using a Negative Electron Affinity Collector," which was recently published in the Journal of Applied Physics.
Army civilians who deploy feel a sense of accomplishment, helpfulness
Mar 27, 2014
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (March 27, 2014) -- Kenny Light, a human factors engineer in the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Human Research and Engineering Directorate at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., began working for ARL in August 2010. Since then, he has always wanted to deploy and support the Warfighter.
Local school invites APG employees to Read Across America Day
Mar 27, 2014
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (March 27, 2014) -- Employees from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory supported Churchville Elementary School's Read Across America Day by reading stories to children in kindergarten through third grade on Feb. 28.
Sacrifices during deployment bring rewarding experiences
Mar 26, 2014
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (March 26, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Research Laboratory Human Research and Engineering Directorate employs staff throughout the United States. David Hullinger, a human factors engineer with the Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command field element, in Warren, Mich., is one of those employees.
Maryland Army National Guard helps Army researchers
Mar 21, 2014
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (March 21, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Research Laboratory recognized the Maryland Army National Guard Feb. 26 for their support of its greening course.
'Armed with Science' pilot episode features defense breakthroughs
Mar 10, 2014
The Pentagon Channel's pilot episode of Armed with Science is airing at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 5 p.m. (EST), March 10, 2014, and will delve into Army Research Laboratory and Naval Research Laboratory science that shapes the future of defense.
Army researcher goes to Maryland's State House to exhibit research
Mar 10, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md (March 10, 2014) -- Samantha Wallace from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Human Research and Engineering Directorate presented her dissertation research to students, faculty, staff and alumni from Morgan State University at the University's 4th annual "Innovation Day" celebration that was held at the Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis, Md., Feb. 20.
Bonding and collaborating during face-to-face meetings proves beneficial
Mar 5, 2014
In light of today's economy and fewer opportunities to meet face-to-face with colleagues from outlying areas, leaders from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Human Research and Engineering Directorate had a rare opportunity to host a two-day branch chief/field element chief meeting at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Feb. 11--12.
Army continues to expand body armor analysis work to protect Soldiers
Mar 3, 2014
Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory continue to expand body armor analysis work to protect Soldiers - not only protecting their lives, but also their daily life functions after treatment and recovery.
ARL research fellow explores virtual humans research at the Institute for Creative Technologies
Feb 26, 2014
Peter Khooshabeh is an Army Research Laboratory research fellow in the Institute for Creative Technologie's virtual humans group. His work explores the social effects that virtual humans can have on people in areas including culture, thought and emotion.
Army recognizes institute's biotechnology advances with $48 million renewal
Feb 20, 2014
The Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies contract with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Army Research Office, was extended in December 2013, providing an additional $48 million over three years to study high performance biological systems and the translation of these to engineering systems of benefit to Soldier.
Bringing together research and development talent to improve the ability of the Army's Future Force
Feb 20, 2014
In order to develop revolutionary capabilities for Soldiers on the battlefield, the Army Research Laboratory brings together world-class research and development talent through utilizing the vast intellectual capital of our nation's universities.
Manned/Unmanned Collaborative Systems Integration Laboratory
Feb 20, 2014
Researchers in the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Manned/Unmanned Collaborative Systems Integration Laboratory, located at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, are conducting research to address the demands placed on Soldiers' mental resources required to manage attention, make decisions and coordinate crew activities and communication on the battlefield.
Soldier-led "Greening Course" is an adventure for Army Civilians
Feb 18, 2014
Twenty-five civilians from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory participated in what turned out to be "one of the best" greening courses the organization has planned and executed. The event took place at Aberdeen Proving Ground on Jan. 27--31.
Research and education partnership agreement reached between ARL and UMBC
Feb 10, 2014
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the University of Maryland Baltimore County signed a research and education partnership agreement during a ceremony held at the university's administration building in Adelphi, Md., Jan. 14, 2014.
Scientists at Georgia Tech make discovery that has potential to influence studies in self-healing ma
Feb 6, 2014
U.S. Army sponsored researchers at Georgia Tech have discovered a process for simultaneously storing and dissipating energy within structures that could lead to design rules for new types of active, reconfigurable materials for structural morphing, vibration attenuation and dynamic load mitigation.
Army researchers inspire commercial rifle fire control systems
Jan 28, 2014
Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory go about their business every day working on projects to help better serve the military and its members who protect our country. Sometimes the research inspires commercial companies to do additional research and expand on certain aspects to develop products of their own.
…Army organizations partner during NIE; helping Soldiers with system complexity and 'information ove
Jan 16, 2014
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Human Research and Engineering Directorate has provided manpower and personnel integration (MANPRINT) analytical support to the Network Integration Evaluation since its inception in May 2011. The NIE is a series of semi-annual, Soldier-led evaluations designed to further integrate, mature and rapidly progress the Army's tactical network. During the evaluations, three Army organizations --the Brigade Modernization Command , the Army Test and Evaluation Command and the System of Systems Engineering and Integration Directorate -- integrate networked and non-networked capabilities with a full brigade combat team to assess capabilities in an operational environment and to determine their implications across DOD's doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel and facilities, or DOTMLPF.
Polcawich selected to receive 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
Jan 15, 2014
Dr. Ronald Polcawich, team lead for Piezoelectric-Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (PiezoMEMS) Technology in the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate, was recently selected to receive the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. This is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
RDECOM deputy director visits ARL
Jan 14, 2014
Jyuji Hewitt, deputy director for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, recently visited a number of directorates within the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to help familiarize him with the research being conducted there, which are all part of RDECOM.
Medal of Honor recipient inspires research at USC Institute for Creative Technologies
Jan 6, 2014
Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Ty Carter recently spent the day at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies answering questions about post-traumatic stress.
Gaian Database technology seeks to optimize data identification and processing
Dec 19, 2013
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Dec. 19, 2013) -- Data volumes are in a stage of continuous growth, particularly in the areas of science, industry, and the military. Thus, the issue of authenticated federated sharing and the breadth and depth of information available, as well as the capacity to process it in a timely manner, are ongoing challenges as it pertains to information management.
Mait named chief scientist of Army Research Laboratory
Dec 18, 2013
Dr. Joseph Mait, U.S. Army Research Laboratory Fellow, was recently selected as chief scientist of ARL. As chief scientist, Mait's goal is to assist the ARL Director fulfill his vision for the lab.
Expo at Morgan State brings ARL science and engineering and students together
Nov 27, 2013
More than 50 exhibitors from federal, state, and local agencies, business, industry, and academia as well as over 350 students, parents, and teachers were on hand Nov. 9 at Morgan State University for the university's first ever Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education, Careers, and Jobs Expo.
Army researchers build portable synthetic marijuana detector to curb designer drug abuse
Nov 26, 2013
ADELPHI, Md. (Nov. 26, 2013) -- Army researchers are building a portable drug detector that, soon, could help military and civil law enforcement agencies throughout the country more quickly catch synthetic drug abuse.
Army Public Affairs Chief Visits ICT
Nov 21, 2013
U.S. Army Chief of Public Affairs Brig. Gen. Gary J. Volesky toured the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies to learn how this University Affiliated Research Center is advancing interactive digital media to improve education, training and therapy throughout the Army and beyond.
Results from Army, university tests could improve auto, aviation industry standards
Nov 13, 2013
Results from a recent study that looked at how battlefield-born vibrations, like those from blasts and heavy armored vehicles, for example, are leading research scientists to rethink military vehicle testing and evaluation methods that could also, eventually, improve automotive and aviation industry standards.
Army analysts win 2013 Army Acquisition Excellence Award
Nov 12, 2013
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Nov. 13, 2013) -- Members of the Stryker Double-V Hull Army Test and Evaluation Integrated Product Team, including two U.S. Army Research Laboratory employees, recently won the 2013 Army Acquisition Excellence Award in the category Equipping and Sustaining Our Soldiers' Systems.
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.
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.
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 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?
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.
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 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.
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.
'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.
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.
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."
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.
Army tests lethality against moving targets with new software model
Jun 19, 2013
Military analysts now have a tool that brings together unprecedented modeling and simulation features to help them better choose, or build weapons to overpower future threats.
Researchers ensure top performance of Army radios
Jun 17, 2013
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 19, 2013) -- To keep Soldiers safe and lines of communication open, frequent testing of radios used on the battlefield is imperative, Army researchers say.
Building leadership: embracing cultural values and inclusion
Jun 17, 2013
The 2013 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month ceremony was held at the Myer Auditorium at Aberdeen Proving Ground, May 20. The guest speaker was the Honorable Heidi Shyu, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology. The theme for this year's observance was Building Leadership: Embracing Cultural Values and Inclusion and it was sponsored by the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command with support from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, 20th Support Command, Army Test and Evaluation Center and the U.S. Army Public Health Command.
Army supercomputing center signals growth in Soldier protection solutions
Jun 13, 2013
Supercomputers Army Research Laboratory engineers rely on to influence the direction of future armor solutions and other unprecedented capabilities for the Soldier moved into new space large enough to house five supercomputers each ranging from 4,000 to 20,000 processors each. In the next four years, the center will quadruple its computing capacity.
Researchers @ Work: Robo Raven
Jun 12, 2013
Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the University of Maryland teamed to create Robo-Raven, a robotic bird that can perform extreme aerobatics that no other mechanical bird has ever been able to perform.
Army researchers chase helicopter performance gains
Jun 4, 2013
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 4, 2013) -- A new study by Army researchers looks at inserting carbon nanotubes into the structural design of helicopter rotor blades to improve performance.
ARL's Researchers @ Work: Future Vertical Lift Program
Jun 4, 2013
A new study by Army Research Laboratory researchers is looking at inserting carbon nanotubes into the structural design of helicopter rotor blades in hopes this approach fixes a list of deficiencies highlighted particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.
Army, University of Maryland create realistic robotic bird
Jun 4, 2013
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 31, 2013) -- A robotic bird created by Army and University of Maryland researchers is tricking real flocks -- and hawks -- midair, making it a potential unsuspecting future war agent.
Army Supercomputing Research Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground opens new facility
Jun 2, 2013
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory Supercomputing Research Center will host an invitation-only open house, June 10, 2013, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
APG Armed Forces Day 2013 -- "Service to the Nation, Strength of the Future"
May 30, 2013
On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department -- the Department of Defense. The first Armed Forces Day was celebrated by parades, open houses, receptions and air shows. In Washington D.C., 10,000 troops of all branches of the military, cadets and veterans marched past the President and his party. All across the country, the American people joined together to honor the Armed Forces. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground supported this honorable tradition at a ceremony held May 15, where service members and their families were honored and displays showcased some of the support provided by APG.
ARL scientist receives prestigious AMC award
May 23, 2013
William Glodek, a computer scientist in the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Computational and Information Sciences Directorate, Network Security Branch, was recently selected as one of the winners of the 2012 Louis Dellamonica Award for Outstanding Army Material Command Personnel of the Year.
Understanding the value of patriotism, local elementary school celebrates
May 15, 2013
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory participated in Churchville Elementary School's annual Patriot Day program held April 25. Fifty-two fifth grade students received certificates and awards from state and local politicians and were presented individualized medals by ARL's Maj. Jason Tate from the Weapons and Materials Research Directorate.
ARL participates in APG Earth Day celebration
May 13, 2013
Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) hosted about 650 children for its annual Earth Day celebration that was held at the Aberdeen Youth Services Center, Apr. 26. Many of the students were from Harford and Cecil County public schools.
Army Lab engineers want 'smart energy' for warfighters
May 9, 2013
Engineers that manage the Smart Battlefield Energy on-Demand program, known as SmartBED are looking for energy solutions for the warfighter.
Army uses advanced systems to improve training
May 8, 2013
Medical training community benefits from LiDAR research.
ARL student intern receives National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
May 7, 2013
Kesshi Jordan, a former student intern of Dr. William Nothwang and Dr. Alma Wickenden of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), under the Science Outreach for Army Research program, recently accepted the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. Jordan qualified for both the NDSEG and the National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships. The NDSEG Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines.
Army-funded research may enhance battlefield medicine
May 7, 2013
ADELPHI, Md. (May 7, 2013) -- Extramural basic research at the University of California, Los Angeles, funded by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Army Research Office, the Office of Naval Research and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has led to the discovery of a fundamental new way to image microorganisms using visible or ultraviolet light without the requirement of any lenses, lasers or bulky optical elements.
U.S. Army announces Federal Virtual Challenge winners
Apr 30, 2013
Federal Virtual Challenge winners announced at the Defense Users' GameTech Conference in Orlando, Fla.
Laboratory has 6 inventors that helped Army make Reuter's global innovator list
Apr 29, 2013
The Departments of the Army and the Navy made the Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovator list. The U.S. government, which was not on last year's Global Innovator list, has invested heavily in innovation, especially as related to matters of national security. There are also six U.S. Army Research Laboratory scientists who were recognized in the Army's analysis as "Prolific Inventors."
Efforts involving nuclear isomer research lead to publication in top journal for ARL physicist
Apr 25, 2013
ARL physicist Dr. Jeff Carroll of the Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate's Power and Energy Division was recently recognized with a publication in Physical Review Letters. The publication, titled "Direct Observation of Long-Lived Isomers in 212Bi," describes results from an international collaboration that included Carroll, who helped arrange the "beamtime," perform the experiment, interpret the results and prepare the manuscript.
Army scientists scout energy solutions for the battlefield
Apr 24, 2013
Energy Scavenging is just one way U.S. Army Research Laboratory experts are getting more from existing resources. There are a number of technology areas enabling operational energy, such as energy storage, alternative energy sources, high-density power converters and micro grids that the lab is pursuing.
Out on a Limb
Apr 22, 2013
Breaking from its conventional basic research role, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory is credited with launching the U.S. military's up-armor revolution that today continues to save Soldiers' lives and limbs by harvesting design, fabrication and fielding solutions -- in house - to thwart evolving threats.
Army researchers improve vehicle design with blast tests
Apr 16, 2013
With the growing threat of improvised explosive devices over the past decade, Army researchers have been hard at work testing and evaluating ways to keep Soldiers safe from bomb blasts.
U.S., German Army leaders see scientific collaboration crucial to military success
Apr 12, 2013
The U.S. Army and Germany's ministry of defence's senior executives that are responsible for research and technology programs met at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., April 9-10, 2013, as part of ongoing discussions to expand collaborative research efforts to adopt or develop technological capabilities to meet far-reaching future military needs.
New electronic warfare tool offers innovative approach
Apr 11, 2013
WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. -- Army electronic warfare teams recently developed a powerful new tool to investigate survivability, lethality and vulnerability in Defense Department systems.
Army researchers strive to understand vulnerabilities, mitigate injuries
Apr 10, 2013
The Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat program, formed in July 2006, brought together Defense Department intelligence, operational, medical, and materiel-development communities to improve DOD's understanding of vulnerabilities to threats and enable the development of improved tactics, techniques, and procedures and materiel solutions to prevent or mitigate traumatic injuries.
Army sees potential in light-emitting monolayers to benefit Soldiers
Apr 9, 2013
Penn State researchers working with the Army Research Office showed that tungstenite formed from layers of sulfur and tungsten atoms has light-emmiting properties that cold be useful to plenty of Army applications, like optical sensors or even lasers.
Army developing models for most survivable combat vehicle
Apr 2, 2013
In order to protect Soldiers' lives, military vehicles in combat must be capable of surviving severe hostile fires. When hit with large hostile fire weapons, internally stowed ammunition may react resulting in catastrophic loss of life and system.
Army Research Lab employees support Maryland Junior Science, Humanities Symposium
Apr 1, 2013
Employees from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory provided support to this year's Maryland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, and the Collegiate Research Symposium, held at the BWI Hilton Hotel in Linthicum, Md., March 8-9, 2013.
Research leads to optical scanning discovery
Apr 1, 2013
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The Army's initial concept of exploring DNA as a tagging and tracking method has led to the discovery of an optical scanning technology that can identify counterfeit electronic components before they are integrated into Army materiel.
STTC's Operations Chief Takes a Leap of Faith
Apr 1, 2013
Gold Star Family learning to live the "new normal" thanks to Operation Support Our Troops.
Army teams up with Intel to make training virtually a reality
Mar 29, 2013
The U.S. Army and Intel Corporation entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to collaborate and optimize research in virtual training environments.
Army Announces Federal Virtual Challenge Finalists
Mar 29, 2013
Federal Virtual Challenge Finalists announced. Finalists to demonstrate virtual world training technology at the Defense Users' GameTech Conference in Orlando.
ARL scientist's deployment results in new invention
Mar 26, 2013
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) periodically asks civilians to volunteer to support overseas missions for a period of up to six months. Dr. Richard Tober, a scientist with ARL's Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate (SEDD), is one of those rare people in the laboratory who stepped out of his comfort zone for not one theater assignment -- but two.
Quantum sensing using laser-cooled atoms shows promise for Army navigation, detection
Mar 20, 2013
U.S. Army Research Laboratory scientists in the Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate are currently exploring the field of quantum sensing and are discovering ways in which the Army can benefit from innovations that were once thought impossible.
ARL employees support Read Across America Day at local elementary school
Mar 18, 2013
Employees from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) supported Churchville Elementary School, who along with the National Education Association, celebrated Read Across America Day by reading stories to children in grades one through five on March 1.
Daughter of ARL employee delivers Girl Scout cookies for deployed RDECOM Soldiers
Mar 11, 2013
Ashlynn Kidwell, daughter of Shawn Kidwell, ARL Laboratory Operations, recently delivered boxes of Girl Scout cookies to military personnel located at the Adelphi Laboratory Center for deployed RDECOM Soldiers.
ARL participates in 12th U.S. Army All-American Bowl
Feb 27, 2013
The 12th U.S. Army All-American Bowl was recently played at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, and brought together 90 of the nation's top high school football players for an East versus West matchup. ARL participated in the Army Strong Zone, which displayed some of the lab's innovative and interactive technologies, before the game.
Cohort 4 class promotes exercise and health with HEAL project
Feb 21, 2013
Students in the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Senior Leadership Cohort 4 class developed a community-based project called Health @ Edgewood and Aberdeen 4 Life (HEAL) and recently presented it during a Senior Management Association meeting. The project has the objective to change the workplace ethic in regard to exercise and health.
HRED researchers discuss brain-computer interaction at local Science Café
Feb 1, 2013
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Human Research and Engineering Directorate (HRED) participated in the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council's (NMTC's) Science Café that was held at the Harford Public Library in Abington, Md. Dr. Greg Apker and Dr. Brent Lance, both neuroscience researchers from HRED, discussed the field of brain-computer interaction (BCI), which is translating a century of neuroscience research into new tools and technologies that improve everyday life.
SLAD employee selected as NDIA's Civilian Tester of the Year
Feb 1, 2013
Each year, the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) presents awards to outstanding individuals in the field of test and evaluation (T&E), offering each military service and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) the opportunity to recognize individuals for their accomplishments. The winner of NDIA's award for Army Civilian Tester of the Year for 2012 is Michael Tegtmeyer, a computer scientist at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate (SLAD). Tegtmeyer is an expert in test and evaluation for the survivability of Soldiers from injury mechanisms associated with under-body blasts (UBB) on combat vehicles.
ARL computer systems rank among the world's fastest supercomputers
Jan 15, 2013
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) was recently recognized on the TOP500 List of the world's top supercomputers. ARL claimed four spots on the list, which ranks the 500 most powerful commercially available computer systems as determined by the LINPACK Benchmark. The benchmark used in the LINPACK Benchmark to determine to TOP500 List is to solve a dense system of linear equations that allows the user to scale the size of the problem and to optimize the software in order to achieve the best performance for a given machine.