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August 2011
By Max Cacas, SIGNAL Magazine

 

All-electric cars and trucks can recharge off the grid overnight without overwhelming power plants and distribution systems.

Multigeneration upgrade of electrical transmission system is driven by government-industry partnership and cutting-edge technologies.

August 2011
By Max Cacas, SIGNAL Magazine

 
Recent proposals aim to secure nation’s cyber infrastructure.

From the White House, to the Defense Department, and from corporate boardrooms to computer rooms across the country, the issue of protecting the networks of government and industry is increasingly leading to the development of new strategies and plans.

July 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

 

A U.S. Army special forces team leader with Special Operations Task Force-South radios other team members during a counterinsurgency operation in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is teaming with industry to develop new communications technologies for the wide variety of missions facing special forces.

July 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

July 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Staff Sgt. Robert D. Custer, USMC (l), intelligence analyst, and Martin Susser, a ScanEagle operator with Insitu, prepare a ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for flight in western Iraq. Special operations forces also employ the asset to enhance their operations in Afghanistan.

July 2011
By Max Cacas, SIGNAL Magazine

 
Government agency a leader in use of remote computing technology.

July 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

 

The original hospital at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, consisted of two tents, shown here marked with red crosses in a photo taken from the air traffic control tower. The new brick-and-mortar facility provided by NATO offers far more square footage, as well as the equipment needed for world-class treatment.

June 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

June 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

June 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

June 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

 

The U.S. Army’s Soldier 2030 concept includes this futuristic look for the infantry soldier. Research being done at the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies supports the vision for a lightweight uniform offering a wide array of soldier protection capabilities.

June 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

 

The Virtual Afghanistan virtual reality tool enables soldiers to immerse themselves into simulated dangerous environments as treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Superheroes and genuine heroes benefit from U.S. Army-funded research.

May 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

[Editor’s Note: This is the first of two articles based on interviews with U.S. Marines while they were deployed in Afghanistan. The second piece will run in the June edition of SIGNAL.]

May 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

May 2011
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Magazine

 

The Mind’s Eye program takes intelligence gathering to the next level. The system would be placed on an unmanned ground vehicle or on a pole, would recognize certain activity, then determine if the actions are suspicious. Fifteen research teams are tasked with creating visual intelligence that can interpret 48 verbs.

May 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Nine NATO nations recently have agreed to share data from costly intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets, such as unmanned aerial vehicles. The cooperative effort is expected to enable better sharing for missions outside of Afghanistan, including anti-piracy efforts, and to offer business opportunities for industry.

May 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Developed by Inspector Bots, the Mega Hurtz prototype can be armed with a variety of nonlethal weapons.

Weaponized robots are poised for potential proliferation on the battlefield.

April 2011
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Children in the Jalalabad area of Afghanistan surround Todd Huffman,
a U.S. civilian contractor, as he shows them how to use the Internet. The computer is part of the "One Laptop Per Child" program.

The troubled country’s future depends on government and industry collaboration.

April 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman

 

Two U.S. Air Force explosive ordnance disposal technicians prepare a stack of explosives prior to a controlled detonation at Mahmudiyah, Iraq. The use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) has declined in Iraq, but the Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) continues to race against insurgents seeking to exploit new capabilities.

April 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

 

One of the U.S. Coast Guard’s many research and development efforts focuses on the U.S. Navy’s Fire Scout vertical take-off unmanned system.

U.S. Coast Guard’s wide array of operations requires eclectic mix of research efforts.

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