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Award-Winning 'Blast-on-the-Move' Study Expands Vehicle Safety Analysis

This TARDEC M&S team won the AMC Meritorious Achievement in Systems Analysis Award for its 'Blast-on-the-Move' study. Pictured are (from left): Jaisankar Ramalingam, Ravi Thyagarajan, Madanmohan Vunnam, and Sanjay Kankanalapalli. (U.S. Army TARDEC photo.) This TARDEC M&S team won the AMC Meritorious Achievement in Systems Analysis Award for its "Blast-on-the-Move" study. (U.S. Army TARDEC photo.)

In the past few years, modeling and simulation (M&S) researchers have made impressive strides in their ability to improve ground vehicle reliability and Soldier safety. A TARDEC team's physics-based, computational study called "Blast-on-the-Move" epitomizes the steady progress in M&S capabilities applicable to defense acquisition.

The engineering team recently won the Army Materiel Command (AMC) Award for Meritorious Achievement in Systems Analysis, Small Group Category, for 2012. The study is called Multi-temporal Analysis of Underbody Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Theater Events on Ground Vehicles Moving in a Convoy Using Modeling and Simulation (M&S).

The award winners from the Analytics team in the Ground Systems Evaluation, Assessment and Assurance (GSEAA) department are: Ravi Thyagarajan, Sanjay Kankanalapalli, Madanmohan Vunnam and Jaisankar Ramalingam.

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TARDEC demos autonomous vehicles

The U.S Army is no stranger to innovation. In 1946, the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center was formed for the initial purpose of developing efficient tanks that kept Soldiers safe in hostile territory. Over the years, the organization has expanded its research into the fields of engineering and ground based systems and now stands as a quiet leader in innovation and technology. Fort Hood Sentinel - January 16, 2014 Read more

Could General Motors and the Army Build a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tank?

On Aug. 15, 1940, the Army contracted with Chrysler to create the nation's first government-owned, contractor-operated facility at the Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant in Warren, Mich. Is TARDEC's partnership with General Motors the next stage in tank evolution? Daily Finance - November 17, 2013 Read more

High school students rave about careers in science

A group of Utica Community Schools female students are raving about careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Courtesy of the Michigan chapter of Women in Defense, 21 UCS students experienced the Rave Cave -- a nonprofit organization that promotes education, research and development, and scientific discovery through state-of-the-art environments and cutting-edge technology. Advisor & Source Newspapers - October 31, 2013 Read more

GM gets Army deal for fuel cell tech

General Motors Co. said Monday it is has a new cooperative research and development agreement with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center in Warren to further test and develop hydrogen fuel cell for up to five years. The Detroit-based automaker said the company and TARDEC will test the performance and durability of hydrogen fuel-cell materials and designs before building them into full-size systems. The two parties said working together to test technology for both military and consumer applications will give them "more tangible" results than working independently. The Detroit News - September 30, 2013 Read more

How do you defeat a laser?

For almost two decades, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory has been developing materials to protect ground vehicles and dismounted soldiers from lasers, notably new material that would let natural light through but block any laser light. Today's lasers can disorient and even wound soldiers, inflicting permanent blindness, and they can easily blind crucial defense cameras. Picture an armored vehicle travelling through an urban environment: With limited vision, the soldiers in it would rely on the vehicle's cameras as eyes on the surrounding streets. FoxNews.com - August 22, 2013 Read more

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