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Current year projects 

2022 NSWDG 01 Resourcing Prioritization App

Develop a computer based application that can be used to organize and prioritize the allocation of resources for the acquisition of new technologies. The tool must incorporate decision theory logic and enable managers to balance strategic priorities, resourcing cost estimates, development timelines, risks, operational value, and benefit in satisfying the organization’s technology…

2022 NSWDG 02 Alternate Battery Chemistry Research

Conduct a trade study on existing alternative battery chemistries. Investigate battery chemistries that are mature or in advanced stages of development, but which have limited commercial applications or have not otherwise been adopted by private industry. Identify compelling candidates and describe which batteries…

2022 NSWG 803 Subsystem Simulators for Submersible Maritime Platforms

Computer-based modeling and simulation of High-Pressure Air, Oxygen, Air conditioning, Ballast, Hydraulic, and other subsystems on a small submersible platform. Simulators will have dynamic displays with sensor and control inputs that will show the state of the onboard subsystems and key components. The simulator will be able to introduce failures and show system effects.

2022 USASOC 05 Body Mounted Sensors

Research commercial body-mounted sensors for human performance. Investigate the use of sensors in training scenarios to detect fatigue, hypoxia, hyperventilation, hypo and hypertension, arrhythmias, dehydration, etc. Sensor technology may also be applied to working dogs.

2022 USASOC 08 Friendly Forces ID

Develop means to identify friendly forces on the battlefield under combat conditions. Technologies must not make users more vulnerable to hostile detection and attack.

2022 USASOC 10 Emojis in Context

Develop algorithms to correlate emojis to text messages in foreign languages and social media platforms. Infer meanings and sentiment for emojis based on the algorithms

2022 USASOC 11 Quiet Drone

Develop quiet drone (quadcopter) technology. Prototype a test chamber, equipment, instrumentation, and protocols to measure the effectiveness of noise canceling technologies.

2022 USASOC 01 Aviation Fuel Purity Device

A small portable fuel-checking device to be used by non-specialist flight crew to test fuel for contaminants before it is taken onboard. Fuel will be in bladders either afloat or on ground. As an option, device may be remotely operated and data sent to the flight crew by some means of signal.

2022 USASOC 03 Drone Video to Cell Tower

Develop a transmitter to be carried on a small drone that can exfiltrate drone video to a commercial cell phone network directly through a cell phone tower. A demonstration is required.

2022 USASOC 04 Celestial Positioning Accuracy

Conduct analyses and tests to determine the positional accuracy (Lat/Long) of a man-portable celestial positioning device. Performances of interest include 1) duration of observation(s); 2) movement/ velocity of the observing device; and 3) amount of sunlight; and 4) amount of sky obscuration.

2022 NSWDG 01 Resourcing Prioritization App

Develop a computer based application that can be used to organize and prioritize the allocation of resources for the acquisition of new technologies. The tool must incorporate decision theory logic and enable managers to balance strategic priorities, resourcing cost estimates, development timelines, risks, operational value, and benefit in satisfying the organization’s technology…

2022 NSWDG 02 Alternate Battery Chemistry Research

Conduct a trade study on existing alternative battery chemistries. Investigate battery chemistries that are mature or in advanced stages of development, but which have limited commercial applications or have not otherwise been adopted by private industry. Identify compelling candidates and describe which batteries…

2022 NSWG 803 Subsystem Simulators for Submersible Maritime Platforms

Computer-based modeling and simulation of High-Pressure Air, Oxygen, Air conditioning, Ballast, Hydraulic, and other subsystems on a small submersible platform. Simulators will have dynamic displays with sensor and control inputs that will show the state of the onboard subsystems and key components. The simulator will be able to introduce failures and show system effects.

2022 USASOC 05 Body Mounted Sensors

Research commercial body-mounted sensors for human performance. Investigate the use of sensors in training scenarios to detect fatigue, hypoxia, hyperventilation, hypo and hypertension, arrhythmias, dehydration, etc. Sensor technology may also be applied to working dogs.

2022 USASOC 08 Friendly Forces ID

Develop means to identify friendly forces on the battlefield under combat conditions. Technologies must not make users more vulnerable to hostile detection and attack.

2022 USASOC 10 Emojis in Context

Develop algorithms to correlate emojis to text messages in foreign languages and social media platforms. Infer meanings and sentiment for emojis based on the algorithms

2022 USASOC 11 Quiet Drone

Develop quiet drone (quadcopter) technology. Prototype a test chamber, equipment, instrumentation, and protocols to measure the effectiveness of noise canceling technologies.

2022 USASOC 01 Aviation Fuel Purity Device

A small portable fuel-checking device to be used by non-specialist flight crew to test fuel for contaminants before it is taken onboard. Fuel will be in bladders either afloat or on ground. As an option, device may be remotely operated and data sent to the flight crew by some means of signal.

2022 USASOC 03 Drone Video to Cell Tower

Develop a transmitter to be carried on a small drone that can exfiltrate drone video to a commercial cell phone network directly through a cell phone tower. A demonstration is required.

2022 USASOC 04 Celestial Positioning Accuracy

Conduct analyses and tests to determine the positional accuracy (Lat/Long) of a man-portable celestial positioning device. Performances of interest include 1) duration of observation(s); 2) movement/ velocity of the observing device; and 3) amount of sunlight; and 4) amount of sky obscuration.

2022 NSWDG 01 Resourcing Prioritization App

Develop a computer based application that can be used to organize and prioritize the allocation of resources for the acquisition of new technologies. The tool must incorporate decision theory logic and enable managers to balance strategic priorities, resourcing cost estimates, development timelines, risks, operational value, and benefit in satisfying the organization’s technology…

2022 NSWDG 02 Alternate Battery Chemistry Research

Conduct a trade study on existing alternative battery chemistries. Investigate battery chemistries that are mature or in advanced stages of development, but which have limited commercial applications or have not otherwise been adopted by private industry. Identify compelling candidates and describe which batteries…

2022 NSWG 803 Subsystem Simulators for Submersible Maritime Platforms

Computer-based modeling and simulation of High-Pressure Air, Oxygen, Air conditioning, Ballast, Hydraulic, and other subsystems on a small submersible platform. Simulators will have dynamic displays with sensor and control inputs that will show the state of the onboard subsystems and key components. The simulator will be able to introduce failures and show system effects.

2022 USASOC 05 Body Mounted Sensors

Research commercial body-mounted sensors for human performance. Investigate the use of sensors in training scenarios to detect fatigue, hypoxia, hyperventilation, hypo and hypertension, arrhythmias, dehydration, etc. Sensor technology may also be applied to working dogs.

2022 USASOC 08 Friendly Forces ID

Develop means to identify friendly forces on the battlefield under combat conditions. Technologies must not make users more vulnerable to hostile detection and attack.

2022 USASOC 10 Emojis in Context

Develop algorithms to correlate emojis to text messages in foreign languages and social media platforms. Infer meanings and sentiment for emojis based on the algorithms

2022 USASOC 11 Quiet Drone

Develop quiet drone (quadcopter) technology. Prototype a test chamber, equipment, instrumentation, and protocols to measure the effectiveness of noise canceling technologies.

2022 USASOC 01 Aviation Fuel Purity Device

A small portable fuel-checking device to be used by non-specialist flight crew to test fuel for contaminants before it is taken onboard. Fuel will be in bladders either afloat or on ground. As an option, device may be remotely operated and data sent to the flight crew by some means of signal.

2022 USASOC 03 Drone Video to Cell Tower

Develop a transmitter to be carried on a small drone that can exfiltrate drone video to a commercial cell phone network directly through a cell phone tower. A demonstration is required.

2022 USASOC 04 Celestial Positioning Accuracy

Conduct analyses and tests to determine the positional accuracy (Lat/Long) of a man-portable celestial positioning device. Performances of interest include 1) duration of observation(s); 2) movement/ velocity of the observing device; and 3) amount of sunlight; and 4) amount of sky obscuration.

Prior year projects 

2021 MARSOC 01 Digital Imprints

A capability is needed for individual operators in the field, in real world environments, to create digital imprints on images and video from goggles, visors, or like devices, that represent the operator’s perspective, annotated “Point Of View”. The data is capable of being shared with other operators in close proximity.

2021 USASOC 39 Dog Communicator

A means is desired to transmit dog handler commands to a search dog that can not be readily detected by others. In addition, audio and video data are to be sent back from the dog to the handler by means that are also hard to detect.

2021 NSWG 33 Submersible External Life Support

The Navy’s Submersible is a new small submersible operated by a crew of 2 and capable of transporting 8 additional passengers. The crew of the sub also conducts diver operations external to the submersible that require specialized self-contained diving systems. Previous student teams have designed an external gas supply system for divers to be used in exceptional…

2021 USASOC 35 Virtual Maintenance and Training Tool

Provide the means for operators to do field maintenance, repair, and training tasks with reference and guidance from individually worn virtual equipment (a visor). Enable remote connectivity where instructors assist operators/enablers in an augmented reality (AR) environment.

2021 USASOC 36 Quiet Drone

Small quadcopter drones have significant noise sources. Quiet drones are needed for various tasks. A system that reduces drone noise is needed using aerodynamic, mechanical, or electrical modifications, acoustic feedback, or other techniques.

2021 USASOC 311 Electrical Service Monitor

A means is desired to monitor the electrical service for dwellings and buildings to characterize the power usage of various electrical devices and components. A prototype and demonstration is desired.

2021 USASOC 310 Oscillator Detection

A small, handheld means is needed to detect the presence of micro-oscillator circuits through structures and from a distance. A prototype and demonstration is desired.

2021 USASOC 33 Self-Learning Sensor Network

Create a self-learning network that can characterize and classify seismic and acoustic signals from remote sensors dispersed over an area. Network shall be able to do correlation and geolocation tasks. Integration with video cameras or other sensors will be an option.

2021 USASOC 34 Remote Drone Recharging

Provide a small, portable, self contained recharging system that allows quadcopter drones to locate, land, and be electrically recharged so that they may fly multiple sorties.

2021 NSWG 31 Submersible Fatigue/Stress Management

The Navy’s Submersible is a new small submersible operated by a crew of 2 and capable of transporting 8 additional passengers. New sensors, equipment, and techniques including networked data collection and analysis are needed to quantify and assess fatigue and crew performance during long duration operations.

2021 NSWG 37 Submersible Smart Tow Cable

The Navy’s Submersible is a new small submersible operated by a crew of 2 and capable of transporting 8 additional passengers. During missions, the sub may be towed by other craft. A means to provide electric power, data, and voice communication is desired while the sub is under tow. A “smart” cable concept is envisioned that will provide these utilities while…

2021 NSWG 39 Submersible Sanitary Solutions

The Navy’s Submersible is a new small submersible operated by a crew of 2 and capable of transporting 8 additional passengers. An onboard bio-waste management system is needed. A design incorporating commercially available components, materials, and processes is desirable. A prototype waste system, testing, and demonstrations are desired.

2021 NSWG 38 Submersible Salinity Specific Configurations

The Navy’s Submersible is a new small submersible operated by a crew of 2 and capable of transporting 8 additional passengers. It is able to operate in both fresh and salt water, however, the sub has reduced payload capability in the less dense fresh water. Design and fabrication of a prototype system that will be fitted to the sub, tested and demonstrated to manage…

2021 MARSOC 01 Digital Imprints

A capability is needed for individual operators in the field, in real world environments, to create digital imprints on images and video from goggles, visors, or like devices, that represent the operator’s perspective, annotated “Point Of View”. The data is capable of being shared with other operators in close proximity.

2021 USASOC 39 Dog Communicator

A means is desired to transmit dog handler commands to a search dog that can not be readily detected by others. In addition, audio and video data are to be sent back from the dog to the handler by means that are also hard to detect.

2021 NSWG 33 Submersible External Life Support

The Navy’s Submersible is a new small submersible operated by a crew of 2 and capable of transporting 8 additional passengers. The crew of the sub also conducts diver operations external to the submersible that require specialized self-contained diving systems. Previous student teams have designed an external gas supply system for divers to be used in exceptional…

2021 USASOC 35 Virtual Maintenance and Training Tool

Provide the means for operators to do field maintenance, repair, and training tasks with reference and guidance from individually worn virtual equipment (a visor). Enable remote connectivity where instructors assist operators/enablers in an augmented reality (AR) environment.

2021 USASOC 36 Quiet Drone

Small quadcopter drones have significant noise sources. Quiet drones are needed for various tasks. A system that reduces drone noise is needed using aerodynamic, mechanical, or electrical modifications, acoustic feedback, or other techniques.

2021 USASOC 311 Electrical Service Monitor

A means is desired to monitor the electrical service for dwellings and buildings to characterize the power usage of various electrical devices and components. A prototype and demonstration is desired.

2021 USASOC 310 Oscillator Detection

A small, handheld means is needed to detect the presence of micro-oscillator circuits through structures and from a distance. A prototype and demonstration is desired.

2021 USASOC 33 Self-Learning Sensor Network

Create a self-learning network that can characterize and classify seismic and acoustic signals from remote sensors dispersed over an area. Network shall be able to do correlation and geolocation tasks. Integration with video cameras or other sensors will be an option.

2021 USASOC 34 Remote Drone Recharging

Provide a small, portable, self contained recharging system that allows quadcopter drones to locate, land, and be electrically recharged so that they may fly multiple sorties.

2021 NSWG 31 Submersible Fatigue/Stress Management

The Navy’s Submersible is a new small submersible operated by a crew of 2 and capable of transporting 8 additional passengers. New sensors, equipment, and techniques including networked data collection and analysis are needed to quantify and assess fatigue and crew performance during long duration operations.

2021 NSWG 37 Submersible Smart Tow Cable

The Navy’s Submersible is a new small submersible operated by a crew of 2 and capable of transporting 8 additional passengers. During missions, the sub may be towed by other craft. A means to provide electric power, data, and voice communication is desired while the sub is under tow. A “smart” cable concept is envisioned that will provide these utilities while…

2021 NSWG 39 Submersible Sanitary Solutions

The Navy’s Submersible is a new small submersible operated by a crew of 2 and capable of transporting 8 additional passengers. An onboard bio-waste management system is needed. A design incorporating commercially available components, materials, and processes is desirable. A prototype waste system, testing, and demonstrations are desired.

2021 NSWG 38 Submersible Salinity Specific Configurations

The Navy’s Submersible is a new small submersible operated by a crew of 2 and capable of transporting 8 additional passengers. It is able to operate in both fresh and salt water, however, the sub has reduced payload capability in the less dense fresh water. Design and fabrication of a prototype system that will be fitted to the sub, tested and demonstrated to manage…

2021 MARSOC 01 Digital Imprints

A capability is needed for individual operators in the field, in real world environments, to create digital imprints on images and video from goggles, visors, or like devices, that represent the operator’s perspective, annotated “Point Of View”. The data is capable of being shared with other operators in close proximity.

2021 USASOC 39 Dog Communicator

A means is desired to transmit dog handler commands to a search dog that can not be readily detected by others. In addition, audio and video data are to be sent back from the dog to the handler by means that are also hard to detect.

2021 NSWG 33 Submersible External Life Support

The Navy’s Submersible is a new small submersible operated by a crew of 2 and capable of transporting 8 additional passengers. The crew of the sub also conducts diver operations external to the submersible that require specialized self-contained diving systems. Previous student teams have designed an external gas supply system for divers to be used in exceptional…

2021 USASOC 35 Virtual Maintenance and Training Tool

Provide the means for operators to do field maintenance, repair, and training tasks with reference and guidance from individually worn virtual equipment (a visor). Enable remote connectivity where instructors assist operators/enablers in an augmented reality (AR) environment.

2021 USASOC 36 Quiet Drone

Small quadcopter drones have significant noise sources. Quiet drones are needed for various tasks. A system that reduces drone noise is needed using aerodynamic, mechanical, or electrical modifications, acoustic feedback, or other techniques.

2021 USASOC 311 Electrical Service Monitor

A means is desired to monitor the electrical service for dwellings and buildings to characterize the power usage of various electrical devices and components. A prototype and demonstration is desired.

2021 USASOC 310 Oscillator Detection

A small, handheld means is needed to detect the presence of micro-oscillator circuits through structures and from a distance. A prototype and demonstration is desired.

2021 USASOC 33 Self-Learning Sensor Network

Create a self-learning network that can characterize and classify seismic and acoustic signals from remote sensors dispersed over an area. Network shall be able to do correlation and geolocation tasks. Integration with video cameras or other sensors will be an option.

2021 USASOC 34 Remote Drone Recharging

Provide a small, portable, self contained recharging system that allows quadcopter drones to locate, land, and be electrically recharged so that they may fly multiple sorties.

2021 NSWG 31 Submersible Fatigue/Stress Management

The Navy’s Submersible is a new small submersible operated by a crew of 2 and capable of transporting 8 additional passengers. New sensors, equipment, and techniques including networked data collection and analysis are needed to quantify and assess fatigue and crew performance during long duration operations.

2021 NSWG 37 Submersible Smart Tow Cable

The Navy’s Submersible is a new small submersible operated by a crew of 2 and capable of transporting 8 additional passengers. During missions, the sub may be towed by other craft. A means to provide electric power, data, and voice communication is desired while the sub is under tow. A “smart” cable concept is envisioned that will provide these utilities while…

2021 NSWG 39 Submersible Sanitary Solutions

The Navy’s Submersible is a new small submersible operated by a crew of 2 and capable of transporting 8 additional passengers. An onboard bio-waste management system is needed. A design incorporating commercially available components, materials, and processes is desirable. A prototype waste system, testing, and demonstrations are desired.

2021 NSWG 38 Submersible Salinity Specific Configurations

The Navy’s Submersible is a new small submersible operated by a crew of 2 and capable of transporting 8 additional passengers. It is able to operate in both fresh and salt water, however, the sub has reduced payload capability in the less dense fresh water. Design and fabrication of a prototype system that will be fitted to the sub, tested and demonstrated to manage…

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