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ARMY, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PARTNER TO RESEARCH FUTURE BATTERY SYSTEMS

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — The Army organization responsible for researching power solutions is partnering with the University of Texas at Arlington to improve batteries for a myriad of the service’s modernization priorities.

The Army’s Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center — also known as the C5ISR Center — began the collaborative project with researchers at UTA’s Pulsed Power and Energy Laboratory in July.

The effort focuses on high power loads that use large amounts of energy stored in batteries and release it in a pulse measuring in nanoseconds. The process causes enormous power transients, which researchers can investigate for a wide range of purposes. UTA’s PPEL researches the challenges faced when energy storage must be integrated in as small a footprint as possible, which often demands that the energy storage be safely operated at higher than normal power rates, according to its website. … Read More

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ARMY R&D INTEGRATING CYBER AND MISSION COMMAND

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. Army Futures Command is exploring new methods that will help commanders incorporate real-time cyber data into the battlefield decision-making cycle.

Mission command is the Army’s philosophy of command and a warfighting function that promotes freedom and speed of action. It combines the centralized intent from the commander with the decentralized execution of subordinate commanders, who then decide how best to achieve the commander’s objectives.

In executing mission command, commanders must have a broad perspective, understanding and knowledge of activities throughout complex operational environments, including cyber electromagnetic activities, or CEMA. … Read More

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