Accession Number:

ADA612240

Title:

Design, Fabrication, Characterization and Modeling of Integrated Functional Materials

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 20 Sep 2013-19 Sep 2014

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA TAMPA

Report Date:

2014-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

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 devicessystemscomposite materials useful for the USAMRMC.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Miscellaneous Materials
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE