Partners Alion Science & Technology Arizona Manufacturing Extension Partnership (AzMEP) The Cognitive Engineering Research Institute General Atomics Honeywell Aerospace, Az. Raytheon Missile Systems Renaissance Science Corporation Wiseman Technologies Inc. Science Foundation Arizona Arizona Commerce Authority Arizona Office of the Governor Arizona State University College of Technology & Innovation Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory College of Engineering Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Research Projects The nine projects funded under the SFAz ADRC grant are focused on three inter-connected areas: • Machine-to-machine and human-to-machine interactions and integration • Visioning, simulation, and modeling and visualization • Information management and information assurance.
High Efficiency Wiseman Propulsion System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles SangramRedkar, ASU Wiseman Technologies To develop a next-generation, lightweight, efficient, and durable hypocycloid engine with very high power-to-weight ratio, ultra-low emissions and noise signature based on the Wiseman Mechanism capable of operating on a variety of heavy fuels such as JP5/JP8/DS2 for use in small UAVs, Personal Air Vehicles (PAVs) and portable generators.
Conformal Antennas for Communication and Sensor Nodes R. Diaz, S. Clavijo, ASU General Atomics To enable the design and implementation of a new family of metamaterial based antennas that are truly conformal and operate over wide bands of frequency. Multi-function antennas capable of beam and null steering over wide bands of frequency are needed to maintain the “Availability” component of the DoD Information Assurance model for the network.
Human Systems Integration of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) N. Cooke, R. Branaghan, ASU Alion Science and Technology Cognitive Engineering Research Institute To generating information and materials to support the training of Sensor Operators (SOs) of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Using state-of-the-art simulation and cognitive science methods. Specifically, it is aimed at improving the ability of SOs to predict, detect, and prevent IED (Improvised Explosive Device) emplacements.
Low Cost Imaging Technology for Earth Imaging from Space Peter H. Smith, UA Raytheon Missile Systems To develop a miniaturized Space camera system by upgrading commercial, miniaturized CMOS detectors to flight-qualified focal planes with radiation hard electronics and to match the sensor to a range of lens packages and test them in environmental chambers.
Characterization and Testing of Biaxial and Triaxial Braided Composites for Fan Containment Structures in Turbofan Engines A. Chattopadhyay, J. Rajadas ASU Honeywell Aerospace, AZ To develop a comprehensive program that will be used to investigate the material characteristics of biaxial and triaxial braid composites. In the development of advanced aircraft-engine fan cases and containment systems, complex biaxial and triaxial braided fiber architectures have been found to yield the best performance.
Ti-6Al-4V constant-life notch fatiguetesting over a broad range of stress ratios David B. Lanning, Jr., ERAU To developed a modified constant-life Haigh (Goodman) diagram for components with stress concentrations, which can become easily implemented. Notch fatigue has been the focus of much concern in titanium alloys for several decades, with research driven by the desire to understand and mitigate foreign object damage (FOD) in titanium blades and disks in turbine engines.
Displacement Mapping for FlightSimulator Using Next-Gen GPUs P. Wonka, J. Femiani, A. Razdan, ASU Renaissance Science Corporation To leverage the capabilities of new graphics processors (GPUs) to be able to use more detailed three-dimensional environments in the simulator. Flight Simulators are important to prepare pilots. Flight simulators enable training with different scenarios at low cost.
Video Game Engine Design and Developmentfor Data Visualization & Combat Training A. Amresh, A. Razdan, ASU Alion Science and Technology To collect heat map data from experienced combat fighters and create scenario based missions for rookies under training. The heat maps will record decision patterns during squad (multiplayer) and individual (single player) modes. These decision patterns could be studied alongside the desired or optimal decision maps for further dialog and improvement during training.
Virtual Mentor for Defense Acquisition Information Requirements Dan L. Shunk, Gary R. Waissi, Jane E. Humble, ASU Arizona Manufacturing Extension Partnership (AzMEP) To use IDEF0 models developed in the PIs’ previous work to generate training materials and a system that will substantially reduce the comprehension time for critical information in the DoD acquisition process among system engineers (SEs) and small-medium manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) suppliers in the Arizona A&D industry.
PanelCan the A&D industry jump start the Arizona economy?(Moderator: Mitzi Montoya) Michael J. DrakeRegents’ Professor and Director, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona Doug LimbaughChief Executive Officer, Kutta Technologies, Inc. Pete PalmerDirector, EDGE Innovation Network, General Dynamics C4 Systems John F.RegniDirector, Aerospace & Defense Initiative, Science Foundation Arizona Bob WitwerVice President, Aerospace Advanced Technology, Honeywell International
PanelWhat is the role of government in fostering high tech industry growth?(Moderator: Werner Dahm) Frank AyersExecutive Vice President & Chief Academic Officer, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University R. Thomas BrowningDirector, Aerospace & Defense Initiative, Science Foundation Arizona Dane MullenixVice President of Corporate Development, Alion Science and Technology Mark OgrenVice President of Business Development, Orbital Sciences Corporation John E. SchiblerChief Engineer & IPT Lead - Attack Helicopter Programs, The Boeing Company
ADRC tours Flight Simulators TourThis tour will consist of both the Ottosen Air Traffic Simulation laboratory and the professional flight program simulators. The Ottosen Air Traffic simulation laboratory is the tower simulator that is capable of generating a realistic visual representation of local and other US airports. The Professional Flight Program uses a wide variety of flight simulators ranging from basic Personal Computer Based Flight Training Devices (PCATDs) to the advanced FRASCA Level 5 CRJ200 Flight Simulation Training Device (FSTD). Bio Jet Fuels TourThe Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI) focuses on the use of algae as a feedstock for transportation fuels, as a test bed for development of technologies and as an education/training site for workforce development to support the emerging industry. The tour will provide an overview of steps in the process of algae strain selection, characterization, cultivation and biomass processing. Fuel Cell Lab TourThe focus of the Fuel Cell Lab at the College of Technology and Innovation is to improve the Power Output by using Nanotechnology as an enabler to keep the cost at minimum, for transportation application of Fuel Cells. The tour will involve walking through the process steps of Carbon nanotubes Synthesis, electrodes manufacturing, fuel cell demonstration, along with a short slideshow. Image and 3D Data Exploitation Lab TourThe tour of the Image and 3D Data Exploitation Lab (I3DEA) will showcase two defense related projects. The first project, funded by the SFAz grant, is in the area of Gaming. Heat maps are generated by experienced combat fighters to create role models for scenario based missions for rookies under training. The heat maps record decision patterns during squad (multiplayer) and individual (single player) modes. The second project, funded by the US Army Soldier Center, focuses on 3D human face landmark identification and the Enhanced Anthropometric Rating System (EARS) for full body 3D laser scans.