Archives for February 9, 2015

Innovative Coating Systems and Applications

Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) – Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) – Innovative Coating Systems and Applications (CERL-19) United States Department of Defense (DOD) Department of the Army U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

This area focuses on research, development, and field validation tests for all aspects of protective paints and coatings for military and civil works infrastructure, including building surfaces and structural components,utility systems, industrial structures and systems, and navigation, hydropower, and flood protection structures. Required research includes, but is not limited to: (a) innovative methods for the preparation of surfaces for painting, including the removal of coatings containing lead and other hazardous materials and the assessment of prepared surfaces; (b) innovative approaches to paint application and curing; (c) reducing the cost or environmental impact of surface preparation and painting, (d) specialty coating applications, such as fire protection, mold control, thermal insulating coatings or heat transfer coatings, and high durability coatings for severe environments; (e) methods for assessing and managing the performance of coatings; (f) the development of coatings performance and service life models, and (g) standard serviceability tests and performance criteria for coating systems.

Pavement Technology

Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) – Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL) – Pavement Technology (GSL-4) United States Department of Defense (DOD) Department of the Army U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

The Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory announces research in pavement technology. Research is conducted in support of the Corps’ mission, requiring the design and construction of roads and airfields worldwide andother engineering functions as they relate to pavements and expedient surfacing. This involves the formulation of engineering criteria for the design, construction, evaluation, maintenance, and rehabilitation of permanent and expedient airfields, pavements, railroads, and ports. Research areas of interest include improved design procedures, material characterization and evaluation, nondestructive testing, rapid repair of structures, expedient surfacing, aircraft and vehicular ground flotation, access/egress systems, gravel surfaced and non-surfaced areas, the use of geotextiles and geomembranes, grid-confining systems, stabilization, dust-control materials and techniques, and advanced binder systems.

Regional and Ecological Planning and Simulation

Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) – Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) – Regional and Ecological Planning and Simulation (CERL-33) United States Department of Defense (DOD) Department of the Army U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Research in this domain involves the design, development, and application of ecological, economic, social, climate change, and urban growth models to help forecast the direct, indirect, and cumulative consequences of proposed management plans. Research is intended to support military installation long-term planning and sustainability by finding local and regional plans over time and space that support current and future military missions.

Contingency Basecamp Operational Energy

Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) – Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) – Contingency Basecamp Operational Energy (CERL-6) United States Department of Defense (DOD) Department of the Army U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

This research would identify new opportunities for contingency base camp operational energy reduction (demand-side management) achieved through new and innovative technologies, improved system or operational modifications. This research would also identify new and innovative opportunities for improved power generation, to include renewables and energy storage (supply-side management) with the focus on; (1) Reducing reliance on vulnerable resupply operations (both fuel and water) — this enables greater operational freedom of action and reduces the Soldier and system burden at the tactical edge, (2) Reducing the Soldier’s individual carry load, and (3) Conserving resources. In addition, technologies considered should be able to withstand the harsh, demanding, and austere conditions of an operational environment. The research would provide results on the latest base camp operational energy technologies or operational changes, and quantify the associated cost/benefits for any proposed change.

Multispectral Camouflage Research

Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) – Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL) – Multispectral Camouflage Research (GSL-21) United States Department of Defense (DOD) Department of the Army U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

The Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory announces research opportunities involving all aspects of fixed-facility camouflage, concealment, and deception (CCD). Fixed facilities include stationary and relocatable high-value targets. The general goal is to directly and indirectly increase the survivability of U.S. and Allied facilities and improve the U.S. and allied counter-CCD capability against adversaries. Multispectral refers to those areas of the electromagnetic spectrum used by the United States and potential adversaries in reconnaissance and surveillance and in attack platform target acquisition and detection. Major objectives include: quantifying or otherwise evaluating CCD technology effectiveness; investigating materials and techniques for signature modification; developing decoy concepts, procedures, and applications; developing computer-based analytical procedures for simulating scenes; developing instrumentation for and conducting target/background signature measurements; assessing the United States and threat operations and sensor capabilities with both currently fielded and new design reconnaissance and surveillance and attack platform sensors and systems; developing applications for intelligence information for military missions; providing guidance to field commanders and information for the RDT&E community; and studies of the interaction of camouflage technology with other operational factors, particularly in determining operational supportability, costs and manpower, interoperability, and joint interoperability requirements.

CBSE Research Day – April 16, 2015 – Call for Poster Presentations

The Center for Biomedical Science and Engineering (CBSE) will be holding a Research Day on Thu, April 16, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. A major objective is to highlight the biomedical research efforts at Missouri S&T. Faculty members and their postdoctoral/graduate/undergraduate students interested in giving poster presentations are invited to submit the following information electronically to the CBSE Director (Dr. Rahaman; e-mail:  rahaman@mst.edu) by Monday, Feb. 23rd:

Title of presentation:

Author(s):

Presenter name:

Category of presentation (faculty; postdoctoral; graduate; undergraduate):

This call for poster presentations is targeted at the entire S&T community, whether they currently participate in the CBSE or not.

Dr. M. N. Rahaman Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering  Director, Center for Biomedical Science and Engineering

 

President Obama’s FY16 budget request

Dear Colleague,

Attached is a short summary of President Obama’s FY16 budget request.  As Sarah [Sarah Spreitzer, Director of Federal Relations] has noted, there is no guarantee that Congress will approve the budget as presented, but it gives clues on the agency priorities.  This may help you in planning your proposal activities.

With best regards,

Krishna

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