Researchers at the Applied Research Center have conducted research on many defense science and technology projects over the past decade. During the past three years, the Center has conducted research on twelve projects with an overall value of over $4M
- Detection of radiological and chemical contaminants
- Remote monitoring
- Automated sampling
- Sensor testing and integration
- Imaging and sensor data collection and analysis
- Modeling, simulation, and visualization
Clients such as U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the Army Research Office (ARO), the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) have partnered with the Center on research including the following:
- Sensor and imager integration into autonomous monitoring systems, for example, remote ground stations and unmanned aerial (UAVs) and ground vehicles (UGVs).
- Computational Fluid Dynamics analyses and experimental research for microchannel nozzle flow for space vehicle thrusters, hypersonic flow for Scramjets, model verification of ice formation on wings, and microchannel cooling of electronic components.
- Experimental and theoretical research on absorption of infrared radiation from defense technologies in animal tissue as a surrogate for human tissue.
Relevant experimental research facilities:
- Sensors and Robotics Laboratory
- Advanced Combustion and Microflow Laboratory
- Laser Diagnostics Laboratories containing Particle Image Velocimetry and Laser Doppler Anemometry flow visualization systems
- Supersonic Wind Tunnel