Accession Number : ADA626063


Title :   Materiel Solutions for Special Operations Forces


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 2010-31 Dec 2014


Corporate Author : NORTH CAROLINA UNIV AT CHAPEL HILL


Personal Author(s) : Sidner, Kathie ; Rhinehardt, Kimrey


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a626063.pdf


Report Date : 28 Mar 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 41


Abstract : The University of North Carolina (UNC) Defense Applications Group (DAG) aims to provide technical expertise and support to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC). During the reporting period, the DAG completed a project with the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), through which investigators at UNC Charlotte conducted research toward developing novel visual analytic tools to enable improved technology scouting and acquisition capabilities for Special Operations Forces (SOF). The DAG met with USASOC combat and participated in SOF-focused technical discussions and industry conferences. The DAG facilitated introductions to UNC scientists and companies with core technologies to leverage against SOF capability gaps. The DAG hosted workshops on Advanced Protective Materials, C4ISR, Human Domain Analytics, Warfighter Performance, and UNC community outreach - all with academic, industry and USASOC/Army/DOD participation. The DAG facilitated UNC performance on STTR projects aimed at solving critical materiel capability gaps for SOF. UNC students participated in USASOC internships and delivered prototypes through engineering design courses. The DAG core group and broader support network were expanded to include wider coverage of cross disciplinary fields of expertise.


Descriptors :   *ARMY OPERATIONS , *DEFENSE INDUSTRY , *SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES , ACQUISITION , DATA FUSION , DATA MINING , INFORMATION RETRIEVAL , INVESTMENTS , MATERIALS ENGINEERING , MILITARY PROCUREMENT , PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT , PROTOTYPES , SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH , SOFTWARE TOOLS , TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING , WARFARE


Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Materials
      Computer Programming and Software
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE