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  • Research Topics logo of 2020 NSWG 38 DCS Salinity Specific Configurations
    active 3 months ago

    A system is needed for the Navy’s Dry Combat Submersible (DCS) that can adjust the vehicle’s buoyancy while operating in waters with varying salinity (density), preserving basic DCS payload capabilities. Mod […]

    Private Research Topic / 3 members
  • Research Topics logo of 2020 NSWG 32 Dry Combat Submersible Atmospheric Monitoring, Conditioning, and Purification
    active 3 months ago

    Design an improved environmental control system for the Navy’s Dry Combat Submersibles that can monitor, condition, and purify internal air. Desired system performance includes the detection and elimination of C […]

    Private Research Topic / 3 members
  • Research Topics logo of 2020 NSWG 39 DCS Sanitary Solutions
    active 3 months ago

    Navy Dry Combat Submersibles (DCS) are required to perform long duration missions with up to 10 personnel onboard a vehicle with very limited internal volume. A sanitary system is required that can manage human […]

    Private Research Topic / 3 members
  • Research Topics logo of 2020 USASOC 01 Facial Obscuration
    active 3 months, 1 week ago

    Develop methods to understand how facial recognition algorithms and related sensor systems, common in urban settings, may misidentify or not be able to identify human subjects. Conduct research and provide data on […]

    Private Research Topic / 3 members
  • Research Topics logo of 2020 USASOC 30 Passive Patient ID
    active 3 months, 1 week ago

    Develop methods to positively ID patients as they enter a medical treatment system, who are unresponsive or unable to identify themselves. Adaptations of common diagnostic medical devices are desired. The […]

    Private Research Topic / 4 members
  • Research Topics logo of 2020 NSWG 33 Dry Combat Submersible External Life Support
    active 3 months, 1 week ago

    Develop an external life support system for SCUBA divers who can lock out and work externally from the Navy’s Dry Combat Submersible, in ambient seawater conditions. External diving operations at various depths w […]

    Private Research Topic / 3 members
  • Research Topics logo of 2020 NSW 01 Aural Signal Analytics
    active 3 months, 1 week ago

    Military operators need analytics running on a small portable tablet (ATAK or similar) that can characterize sonic, subsonic, and ultrasonic noises, and show sound levels propagating from sources at different […]

    Private Research Topic / 4 members
  • Research Topics logo of 2020 NSWG 31 Dry Combat Submersible Fatigue/Stress Management
    active 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Conduct research and development of protocols, special equipment, duty/rest cycles, habitability improvements, or other measures to assist crews operating Navy Dry Combat Submersibles (DCS) to help maintain their […]

    Private Research Topic / 4 members
  • Research Topics logo of 2020 USASOC 10 Emojis In Context
    active 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Develop methods to display real time or near-real time understandings of an author’s emoji sentiments in social media and their associated language contexts. Quick comparisons of current and archival use of the e […]

    Private Research Topic / 3 members
  • Research Topics logo of 2020 USASOC 03 Wearable Technologies
    active 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Explore adaptations of commercially available wearable technologies to soldiers’ outfits to enhance their abilities to sense, understand, communicate, move, etc.

    Private Research Topic / 3 members
  • Research Topics logo of 2020 OSD (R&E) 02  AR VR MR for Training and Operations
    active 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    The USG is interested in developing and evaluating AR/VR/MR concepts for training in various military scenarios, including role-player development, mission planning, mission rehearsal, area […]

    Private Research Topic / 1 member
  • Research Topics logo of 2020 NSW 03 Terrain Positioning System – Sky
    active 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Naval Special Warfare (NSW) personnel in aircraft or on airborne operations (parachutists) in GPS denied environments need to quickly and accurately determine their position. A system is desired that must display […]

    Private Research Topic / 4 members
  • Research Topics logo of 2020 NSW 02 Terrain Positioning System – Ground
    active 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Naval Special Warfare (NSW) units operating on the ground in GPS denied environments need to quickly and accurately determine their position. A system is desired that must be small, light, and easy to use by […]

    Private Research Topic / 3 members
  • Research Topics logo of 2020 NSWG 37 DCS Regenerative Charging
    active 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Design a regenerative power system for the Navy’s Dry Combat Submersible (DCS) that can recover energy from its propulsors and motors when the DCS is in a static condition (moored or bottomed), with propulsors t […]

    Private Research Topic / 3 members
  • Research Topics logo of 2020 USASOC SWC-01 Pressure Measurements of Blank Ammunition
    active 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Determine by analysis and test, the operating pressures in a rifle firing blank ammunition. Pressure-time history is desired at numerous locations along a barreled action. Determine factors of safety for the […]

    Private Research Topic / 2 members
  • Research Topics logo of 2020 USASOC 02 Additive Manufacturing Library
    active 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Identify, modify, and develop applications and processes to create a library of designs, specifications, tools, manufacturing techniques, and other information users can access to rapidly fabricate parts, […]

    Private Research Topic / 2 members
  • Research Topics logo of Withdrawn by Sponsor: 2020 USASOC 75-04 Agnostic Blood Transfusions
    active 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    This Research topic has been withdrawn by sponsor effective 13 Aug.

    Private Research Topic / 2 members
  • Research Topics logo of 2020 NSWG 36 Dry Combat Submersible Internal Storage
    active 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    The Navy’s Dry Combat Submersible (DCS) carries a large amount of internal equipment that must be located in specific areas for buoyancy control and ready access during mission phases. A modular stowage system i […]

    Private Research Topic / 2 members
  • Research Topics logo of 2020 NSWG 35 Dry Combat Submersible Crew Hydration and Nutrition
    active 4 months ago

    Navy passengers (divers) aboard small Dry Combat Submersibles (DCS) are required to be in peak condition when they arrive at their objectives. A nutrition program including specific meal and hydration options is […]

    Private Research Topic / 1 member
  • Research Topics logo of 2020 NSWG 34 Dry Combat Submersible External Storage
    active 4 months ago

    External storage volumes for the Navy’s Dry Combat Submersible are required to support divers operating external to the DCS, performing various missions. External volumes can be unpressurized and f […]

    Private Research Topic / 1 member