Abstract:Nuclear material accounting within the nuclear fuel cycle includes preventing and detecting theft or diversion of special nuclear material. Neutron detection by use of pressurized He-3 tubes is a critical component within the scheme of safeguarding nuclear materials. Due to the worldwide shortage … more
Abstract:Nuclear material control and accountability (MC & amp;A) programs at DOE facilities require new techniques that maximize material loss detection sensitivity, increase the quality of accountability measurements, minimize material holdup, and reduce the magnitude of inventory differences… more
Abstract:Gamma-ray and neutron spectroscopy are well established techniques for determining the chemical composition of planetary surfaces, and small cosmic bodies such as asteroids and comets; however, new technologies with the potential to significantly improve the performance of planetary nuclear… more
Abstract:To address issues of sub-optimal performance of current X-ray CT scanners used by the first re-sponding providers to expedite diagnosis and triage, we are developing a novel scintillator that offers a unique promise to achieve high-sensitivity, high-resolution X-ray imaging through its integration… more
Abstract:The ideal semiconductor detector for the nuclear non-proliferation application should have good energy
resolution, high detection efficiency, compact size, light weight, easy portability, low power requirements
and low cost. In the proposed effort, we plan to continue our development of thallium… more
Abstract:The ideal semiconductor detector for nuclear monitoring should have good
energy resolution, high detection efficiency, compact size, light weight, easy
portability and low cost. In the proposed effort, we plan to develop a detector
module for nuclear monitoring based on thallium bromide (TlBr), a… more
Abstract:Today"s Navy continues to see increased demand for more power both on and off the ship. This need is largely driven by the continued development of high power density advanced weapons systems and sensors. Continued space and weight limitations for these ship applications will drive the need for… more
Abstract:Photodetectors and focal plane arrays (FPAs) covering the middle-wave and longwave infrared (MWIR/LWIR) are of great importance in numerous NASA applications, including earth remote sensing for carbon-based trace gases, Lidar mapping for earth resource locating, and environment and atmosphere… more
Abstract:Future operations will increasingly utilize unmanned vehicles (UxVs) to accomplish complex missions. UxV"s have the potential to dramatically improve real-time situation awareness and increase mission success. Current advancements in performance and capabilities of UxVs and automated mission… more
Abstract:Efficient, effective team communication is a force multiplier in operations and an accelerant to training. It is the foundation upon which leaders build situational awareness to support timely decision making, and the mechanism through which leaders train and assess their teams. Team communication… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The high costs and inherent dangers of live training with air platforms have motivated the increasing use of simulation-based training. However, selecting a system to effectively meet training objectives can be challenging, particularly one that must blend multiple disparate technologies.… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: With the growing demands for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) operations, it becomes increasingly important to determine how to best train RPA crewmembers. However, little is known regarding the effectiveness tradeoffs of training environments. Current tools and processes for evaluating… more
Abstract:Many professionals are involved with the creation of a Live Virtual Constructive & Game (LVC & G) environments and scenarios, from simulator programmers to subject matter experts. However, there is currently no systematic method for assembling environments and designing experiments or… more
Abstract:Imagery analysts face a number of challenges that complicate their ability to gain contextual awareness, particularly when exploiting multiple forms of sensor data. Faced with adaptable adversaries, analysts require advanced training tools that span a variety of mission contexts. Because no analyst… more
Abstract:The Navy"s mission success increasingly relies on complex decision support systems and automation. Navy command and control systems must provide the users with the right information, at the right time, depending on the context in which they are operating, and must do it in a proactive manner.… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The Air Force command and control consists of distributed team members who must effectively collaborate to synchronize collective mission planning, briefing, and debriefing activities. To improve collaboration among distributed crews, technologies must manage training activities and… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Great strides have been made regarding the integration of training within Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) environments. Gateways and data translation specifications assist different systems that use different communication protocols in cross-platform communication at an engineering… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Information fusion and knowledge conflict detection are required for many mission-critical intelligence analysis tasks. Using knowledge extracted from various sources, including entities, relations, and events, intelligence analysts identify relevant documents, integrate facts into… more
Abstract:The United States Marine Corps (USMC) has recognized the need for better decision making among leaders at all levels, especially among small unit leaders. In response to this the Office of Naval Research has begun a program of training research and development for Accelerated Development of Small… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Auriga will complete the development of an innovative linearized K-band High Power Amplifier (HPA) in 24 months with one additional month for the final report. This innovative approach is expected to bring revolutionary performance (close to 40% PAE under QPSK). Auriga"s HPA will… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Phase II tasks will produce a full-duplex, multi-channel, S-band transmit-receive (T/R) module for integration into large communication phased array antennas. An RF section featuring advanced, two-chip Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) technology will replace the large number… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Phase I tasks will produce a diplexer design for integration into full-duplex, multi-channel, S-band transmit-receive (T/R) modules for large communication phased array antennas. Design of the diplexer will include interconnection and distribution circuits for integration with active MMIC… more
Abstract:This project develops Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) Technologies that enable Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radar which meet the low cost, high performance, efficient, small size, low weight and power (SWaP) requirements necessary for insertion into high-altitude… more
Abstract:The primary objective of the proposed research is to develop, and to demonstrate the feasibility of a mathematically rigorous approach for modeling and evaluating human supervisory control of multiple unmanned and/or autonomous vehicles. This high-level objective is decomposed into three… more
Abstract:To advance the effectiveness of exercise activities performed to counteract bone and muscle deterioration under microgravity conditions, Aurora Flight Sciences and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology propose to develop a self-contained, enhanced dynamic load sensor that can be integrated into… more
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