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Posted: July 26 2022,10:44


The Army Research Office (ARO), an element of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory at the Department of Defense (DOD) recently announced that 150 university researchers will receive a total of $50 million in grants awarded under the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). These grants are being provided to 85 institutions across 33 states in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021.Get more news about uf equipment producer,you can vist our website!

Through DURIP, ARO supports purchases of major research equipment to augment current research and develop new capabilities. This effort enables universities to perform state-of-the-art research that boosts the United States’ technological edge while ensuring that the future science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce in the U.S. remains second to none.  

The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering faculty in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering have received three of these important equipment grants. Congratulations to Dr. Warren Dixon, Dr. Ghatu Subhash and Dr. Lawrence Ukeiley.
Dr. Dixon and his team are collaborating with the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to develop national defense systems. The multi-million dollar research center focuses on artificial intelligence, control systems, robotics, wireless networking, and defense against cyber effects to allow autonomous vehicles to operate in contested and adversarial environments.

The DURIP funds help provide a collection of advanced unmanned air and ground robotic systems, specialized sensors, and state-of the art artificially intelligent radio systems that can respond to cyber-attacks over wireless and LTE and 5G cell networks. The DURIP funds will be used to construct a netted outdoor enclosure approximately the size of ¾ of a football field in which the robotic systems will safely execute new collaborative behaviors developed by the investigators while defending against cyber-attacks imposed by the investigators and their collaborators within the Center of Excellence.

LDRAM performs cutting-edge research in solid mechanics, materials science, and biomedical engineering. They employ advanced experimental, analytical, and computational tools to build constitutive models for complex loading conditions. The researchers study a wide range of materials, including advanced structural ceramics, high-strength glasses, composites, bulk metallic glasses, metallic/polymeric foams, gels, biomaterials and multilayered graphene.

Their DURIP funds will be used to acquire a nanomechanical test instrument with an accelerated property mapping feature for quantitative nanomechanical characterization of novel advanced materials for applications in defense (e.g., body armor), nuclear engineering (radiation resistance) and biomedical engineering (tissue surrogates).
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