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):

Report Date:

2015-03-28

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

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 USASOCArmyDOD 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Miscellaneous Materials
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE