Accession Number : ADA624323


Title :   Design, Fabrication, Characterization and Modeling of Integrated Functional Materials


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 20 Sep 2010-19 Sep 2015


Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA TAMPA


Personal Author(s) : Mukherjee, Pritish ; Srikanth, Hariharan ; Witanachchi, Sarath ; Nolas, George


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a624323.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 98


Abstract : The dynamically evolving needs of the U.S. soldier in the battlefield in response to changes in the technology of warfare and associated threats require advances in multiple areas including biomedical diagnostics, chemical sensing, communication technology, efficient power generation without increased payload, and mobile refrigeration. These technological advances are critically dependent on the development of new and currently non-existing materials. This research addresses the directed development of novel materials towards long-term needs of the United States Army. In order to address specific areas of integrated functional materials targeted towards the needs of the U.S. soldier in the field we have initiated research efforts in three main areas which are diagnostics and sensing, communication and energy, and power generation and refrigeration. The specific three independent Tasks that have been undertaken are: Task I: Nanostructured materials for biomedical diagnostics and chemical sensing Task II: Multifunctional composites for communication and energy applications Task III: Solid-state materials for power generation and refrigeration The specific outcome of the research activities is expected to lead to new devices/systems/composite materials useful for the USAMRMC.


Descriptors :   *BIOLOGICAL DETECTION , *BIOMEDICINE , *FABRICATION , *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS , *MULTISENSORS , BATTLEFIELDS , BIOMATERIALS , COMPOSITE MATERIALS , DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE) , MILITARY MEDICINE , NANOTECHNOLOGY , PEPTIDES , PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT , SOLID STATE ELECTRONICS


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Electricity and Magnetism
      Solid State Physics
      Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE