Partners - ADRC - Arizona State University

Alion Science & Technology
Science Foundation Arizona
Arizona Manufacturing
Arizona Commerce Authority
College of Technology &
Extension Partnership
Arizona Office of the
Ira A. Fulton Schools of
The Cognitive Engineering
Research Institute
General Atomics
Honeywell Aerospace, Az.
Raytheon Missile Systems
Renaissance Science
Wiseman Technologies Inc.
Arizona State University
University of Arizona
Lunar and Planetary
College of Engineering
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
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
High Efficiency Wiseman Propulsion System
for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Sangram Redkar, 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 aircraftengine 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 fatigue
testing 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 Flight
Simulator 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 threedimensional 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 Development
for 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.
Can the A&D industry jump start the Arizona economy?
(Moderator: Mitzi Montoya)
Michael J. Drake
Regents’ Professor and Director, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory,
University of Arizona
Doug Limbaugh
Chief Executive Officer, Kutta Technologies, Inc.
Pete Palmer
Director, EDGE Innovation Network, General Dynamics C4 Systems
John F.Regni
Director, Aerospace & Defense Initiative, Science Foundation Arizona
Bob Witwer
Vice President, Aerospace Advanced Technology, Honeywell International
What is the role of government in fostering high tech industry growth?
(Moderator: Werner Dahm)
Frank Ayers
Executive Vice President & Chief Academic Officer, Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University
R. Thomas Browning
Director, Aerospace & Defense Initiative, Science Foundation Arizona
Dane Mullenix
Vice President of Corporate Development, Alion Science and Technology
Mark Ogren
Vice President of Business Development, Orbital Sciences Corporation
John E. Schibler
Chief Engineer & IPT Lead - Attack Helicopter Programs, The Boeing
ADRC tours
Flight Simulators Tour
This 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 Tour
The 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 Tour
The 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 Tour
The 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.

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