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The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center of the US Army Materiel Command. Its workforce provides lifecycle support for most of the Army's lethality used by the US Warfighter. Its missions are to improve existing field items, develop new items, maintain a strong armament technology base and provide technical support to soldiers in the field.
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2019
21 Nov

US Army's Research On Flexible Hybrid Electronics

US ARMY RDECOM ARDEC (US), United States
25 Oct

Race for 1000 km Electric Vehicles

Range sells electric cars. Long range ones sell in 100 times the numbers and have three times the resale value. In this article Dr Peter Harrop discusses the future of electric vehicles capable of 1000km range.
14 Oct

Patrol boat created in 72 hours by 3D printer

The new 3D printer is designed to print objects as long as 100 feet by 22 feet wide by 10 feet high, and can print at 500 pounds per hour. The one-of-a-kind printer will support several ambitious initiatives, including development of biobased feedstocks using cellulose derived from wood resources, and rapid prototyping of civilian, defense and infrastructure applications.
11 Oct

Army researchers test human-like robots

Army researchers tested ground robots performing military-style exercises, much like Soldier counterparts, at a robotics testing site in Pennsylvania recently as part of a 10-year research project designed to push the research boundaries in robotics and autonomy.
24 Sep

Shape-shifting robots built from 'smarticles'

Building conventional robots typically requires carefully combining components like motors, batteries, actuators, body segments, legs and wheels. Now, researchers have taken a new approach, building a robot entirely from smaller robots known as "smarticles" to unlock the principles of a potentially new locomotion technique.
26 Aug

Study identifies main culprit behind lithium metal battery failure

A research team has discovered the root cause of why lithium metal batteries fail—bits of lithium metal deposits break off from the surface of the anode during discharging and are trapped as "dead" or inactive lithium that the battery can no longer access.
16 Jul

US Army wants world's largest, fastest metal powder 3D printer

This printer will revolutionize key supply chains associated with long-range munitions, next-generation combat vehicles, helicopters, and air and missile defense capabilities.
29 May

Army project develops agile scouting robots

Researchers have developed an agile robot that may be able to aid in scouting and search-and-rescue operations.
21 May

E-Textiles 2019-2029: Technologies, Markets and Players

IDTechEx Report: James Hayward
17 May

Army discovery opens path to safer batteries

Soldiers carrying 15-25 pounds of batteries could carry batteries a fraction of the weight but with the same energy and improved safety, a new study shows.
10 May

Reversible chemistry clears path for safer batteries

Researchers have taken a critical step on the path to better high energy batteries by improving their water-in-salt battery with a new type of chemical transformation of the cathode that creates a reversible solid salt layer, a phenomenon yet unknown in the field of water-based batteries.
23 Apr

A Venetian blind-inspired power generator

Using low-velocity winds--less than nine miles per hour, which are not strong enough to turn a traditional wind turbine's blades--the new generator creates power using "elastic tension gradient" strips.
26 Mar

Laser Diodes & Direct Diode Lasers 2019-2029: Technologies, Markets & Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Dr Nilushi Wijeyasinghe
20 Mar

Supercapacitors: Applications, Players, Markets 2020-2040

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
19 Mar

US Army contract for small ground robots

QinetiQ North America announces that it has won the competition for the US Army's Common Robotic System-Individual program.
19 Feb

$39.6 million contract for Black Hornet drones

FLIR Systems Inc has been awarded a $39.6 Million order to deliver FLIR Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance Systems in support of the United States Army. The highly capable nano-unmanned aerial vehicle systems delivered under this contract will support platoon and small unit level surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities as part of the Soldier Borne Sensor Program.
14 Feb

Converting Wi-Fi signals to electricity with new 2-D materials

Imagine a world where smartphones, laptops, wearables, and other electronics are powered without batteries. Researchers from MIT and elsewhere have taken a step in that direction, with the first fully flexible device that can convert energy from Wi-Fi signals into electricity that could power electronics.
13 Feb

Out of Academia, Into Industry: Printed Electronics Business

Printed, Flexible and Organic Electronics is a market worth $31.6 Billion in 2018, according to IDTechEx Research. The majority of that is for OLED displays, with glass-based versions now entering their golden age and foldable OLEDs and printed OLEDs now entering a phase of commercial growth. Then there is the near $2 Billion market for conductive ink used in many diverse applications and the $3.6 Billion market for sensors, mainly comprising of biosensors so far.
6 Feb

IDTechEx Show! Agenda Live: Connecting Brands & Emerging Technologies

The IDTechEx Show! on April 10-11 in Berlin brings together eight key disruptive technologies and their customers at one venue.
31 Jan

Energy Storage for Electric Buses and Trucks 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Na Jiao