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Project Information

Project Information


Panel On Mechanical Science and Engineering at the Army Research Laboratory


Project Scope:

This panel will annually review the scientific and technical quality of the Army Research Laboratory's (ARL) programs of research and development related to its  mechanical science and engineering technical area. The panel will provide notes to the Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Board (ARLTAB), a committee that will prepare the biennial report summarizing its assessment of the ARL. 

Status: Current

PIN: DEPS-LAB-12-06

Project Duration (months): 72 month(s)

RSO: Mozhi, Arul


Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 02/21/2018

Professor Alexander J. Smits
ALEXANDER J. SMITS (NAE) is the Eugene Higgins Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Princeton University. His research interests are fundamental, experimental research in turbulence and fluid mechanics. He is interested in the behavior of low and high Reynolds number turbulent boundary layers at subsonic, supersonic and hypersonic speeds; shock wave/turbulent boundary layer interactions; the effects of roughness on wall-bounded turbulent flows; flow control; Taylor-Couette flows; biomimetic flows; sports ball aerodynamics; and the development of new and improved measurement techniques. His work has application to the design of more efficient vehicles, improving the prediction of turbulent flows in pipes, channels and boundary layers, including heat, mass and momentum transport in atmospheric surface flows, and high-speed flows over supersonic and hypersonic vehicles. He also studies the swimming of fish and other animals, and how biology can often inspire new and improved solutions to engineering applications. He has a B.Eng. and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Melbourne.
Dr. Wesley L. Harris - (Chair)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

WESLEY L. HARRIS (NAE) is the Charles Stark Draper Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was elected to the NAE “for contributions to understanding of helicopter rotor noise, for encouragement of minorities in engineering, and for service to the aeronautical industry.” He has performed research and published in refereed journals in the following areas: fluid mechanics; aerodynamics; unsteady, non-linear aerodynamics; acoustics; lean manufacturing processes; military logistics and sustainment. Dr. Harris has substantial experience as a leader in higher education administration and management. He also has demonstrated outstanding leadership in managing major national and international aeronautical and aviation programs and personnel in the executive branch of the federal government. He is an elected fellow of the AIAA, AHS, and of the NTA for personal engineering achievements, engineering education, management, and advancing cultural diversity.
Dr. Romesh C. Batra
ROMESH C. BATRA is the Clifton C. Garvin Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). Dr. Batra has been teaching courses on the finite element method, continuum mechanics and nonlinear elasticity to M.Sc. and Ph.D. students since 1974. His research group has worked in several areas of applied mechanics such as adiabatic shear bands (narrow regions of intense plastic deformation that form during high strain-rate deformations of most metallic alloys and generally precede fracture), composite structures, functionally graded materials/structures, nanostructures, smart materials/structures, micro-electro-mechanical systems, and computational mechanics including the finite element and meshless methods. Dr. Batra’s group has developed software based on the finite element and meshless methods for analyzing contact problems for rubber-covered rolls, adiabatic shear bands, crack propagation in functionally graded materials, damage evolution in fiber-reinforced laminated composites, and transient deformations of structures made of thermo-elasto-visco-plastic materials. Dr. Batra has authored the book, Elements of Continuum Mechanics, AIAA. His research group has published more than 400 papers in reputable refereed and widely read journals. He has served for two 5-year terms on the National Research Council panel to review the performance of the Warhead Mechanics and the Lethality/Survivability Directorates of the Army Research Laboratory; for one year as president of the Society of Engineering Science; for three years as secretary of the American Academy of Mechanics; and for five years as chair of the ASME Elasticity Committee. He is an honorary member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASSME), and a fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics, ASME, American Society of Engineering Education, Society of Engineering Science, and the US Association of Computational Mechanics. He is a founder and editor of the journal: Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids. He received the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Honorary Membership Award; the Engineering Science Medal from the Society of Engineering Science (2009); the Hind Rattan Award (2016) from the Non-Residents of India Welfare Society; the Commonwealth of Virginia Outstanding Scientist Award (2011); the Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award (2010); an honorary D.Sc. from Thapar University (2006); the Alexander von Humboldt Award (1992) for senior scientists; and the Virginia Tech Alumni Award for excellence in graduate advising. Dr. Batra earned his B.Sc. (mechanical engineering), M.A. Sc. (mechanical engineering) and Ph.D. (mechanics and materials science) degrees, respectively, in 1968, 1969 and 1972 from Thapar University (India), University of Waterloo (Canada) and the Johns Hopkins University (USA).
Dr. Earl H. Dowell
EARL H. DOWELL (NAE) is William Holland Hall Professor and Dean Emeritus in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering at Duke University. The fundamental areas of Dr. Dowell's research interests are dynamics, fluid and solid mechanics, and acoustics. A particular focus at present is on the dynamics of nonlinear fluid and structural systems and their associated limit cycle and chaotic motions. Examples include flexible plates and shells excited by dynamic fluid forces, oscillating airfoils and wings in a transonic flow, and aero-mechanical instability of rotorcraft systems. Also of interest are studies of systems with many degrees-of-freedom. Three aspects of such systems are being considered: eigenfunctions of nonconservative (fluid or fluid-structure) systems, turbulence as a multi-mode chaotic phenomena, and the asymptotic behavior of a dynamical system as the number of degrees-of-freedom becomes very large (asymptotic model analysis). The potential applications for the results of these research efforts are very broad, but a principal emphasis is on aerospace, automotive, naval, and other transportation. Dr. Dowell received the Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1964.
Dr. Daniel J. Inman
DANIEL J. INMAN is the Clarence “Kelly” Johnson Collegiate Professor and Chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan. Formerly he was the director of the Center for Intelligent Material Systems and Structures and the G.R. Goodson Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech and is the Brunel Chair in Intelligent Materials and Structures at the University of Bristol, UK. He holds an adjunct professorship at Virginia Tech in mechanical engineering. A former chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, he has held adjunct positions in the Division of Applied Math at Brown University and in math at the University of Southern California. Since 1980, he has published 8 books (on vibration, control, statics, dynamics and energy harvesting), eight software manuals, 20 book chapters, 350 journal papers and 600 proceedings papers, given 63 keynote or plenary lectures, graduated 62 Ph.D. students and supervised more than 75 M.S. degrees. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics (AAM), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM) and the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA). He has a B.S. (Grand Valley State College) in physics, and an M.A.T. in physics and a Ph.D.in mechanical engineering from the Michigan State University.
Dr. William Q. Meeker, Jr.
WILLIAM Q. MEEKER, JR. is a professor of statistics and distinguished professor of liberal arts and sciences at Iowa State University. He has done research and consulted extensively on problems in reliability data analysis, reliability test planning, accelerated testing, nondestructive evaluation, and statistical computing. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and a past editor of Technometrics. He is co-author of the books Statistical Methods for Reliability Data with Luis Escobar (1998), and Statistical Intervals: A Guide for Practitioners with Gerald Hahn (1991), six book chapters, and of numerous publications in the engineering and statistical literature. He has won the ASQ Youden prize four times and the ASQ Wilcoxon Prize three times. He was recognized by the ASA with their Best Practical Application Award in 2001 and by the ASQ Statistics Division’s with their W.G. Hunter Award in 2003. In 2007 he was awarded the ASQ Shewhart medal. He received the Ph.D. in administrative and engineering systems from Union College in 1975.
Mr. Daniel I. Newman
DANIEL I. NEWMAN is a senior technical fellow of the Boeing Company in aircraft configuration design and development, with a specialty in vertical lift aircraft design. He serves as chief engineer for the Phantom Works Rotary Wing Aircraft organization in Defense, Space, and Security. Within Phantom Works, Mr. Newman is responsible for the technical integrity of all vertical lift research, and coordinates technical activities with Phantom Works Air and Space, Vertical Lift Business Unit, Boeing Research and Technology, and Commercial Airplanes. Boeing Phantom Works identifies and matures a full range of runway independent technologies, products and services to meet the demands of the warfighter including rotorcraft, tiltrotor and powered lift aircraft. He also supports commercial airplane product development focusing on advanced concepts. In commercial airplanes product development, Mr. Newman leads a variety of advanced feature and platform concept efforts, provides counsel and expertise across programs, and coordinates advancements in technology maturation and risk mitigation processes. Boeing Commercial Product Development develops and delivers the next generation of commercial aircraft products and services to advance global air transportation. He previously served as a program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in the Tactical Technologies Office, responsible for a variety of developments in unmanned aircraft, high-fidelity modeling, sensors, airspace network and architecture, and aircraft survivability. Prior to DARPA he was a technical fellow of The Boeing Company in a variety of roles on the RAH-66 Comanche Program and in the Advanced Rotorcraft organization. He served the technical director of the AHS International, the premier global vertical flight technical society. He also served as an adjunct professor in mechanical engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He began his career in technical marketing for General Electric Plastics Division. He received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the Sibley School at Cornell University and his Masters in aerospace engineering from the Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center at the University of Maryland.
Dr. Armando Antonio Rodriguez
ARMANDO ANTONIO RODRIGUEZ is a professor of Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University and the Executive Director of the Southwest Institute for Engineering Transfer Excellence. His areas of research include modeling and control of advanced aerospace systems, hypersonic vehicles, missile systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, intelligent vehicles, robotic systems; modeling and control of socio-ecological and bio-economic systems; modeling and control of semiconductor manufacturing processes; modeling, control, and design of low power electronic systems; robust fault-tolerant, multivariable, sampled-data and multi-rate control of nonlinear distributed parameter (infinite dimensional) and lumped parameter (finite-dimensional) dynamical systems; approximation of complex dynamical systems; and design and rapid prototyping of fault-tolerant embedded systems with health management capabilities. Dr. Rodriguez received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his B.S. degree from Polytechnic Institute of New York.
Dr. Jayant S. Sabnis
JAYANT S. SABNIS is senior lecturer in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In this role at MIT, he is engaged in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in propulsion, turbomachinery, thermo-fluid sciences and aircraft/energy systems as well as research programs in these disciplines. Prior to joining MIT, Dr. Sabnis was Vice President of Engineering – Module Centers, at Pratt and Whitney. In this role, he was responsible for providing leadership to about 3000 engineers in the Module Center Engineering organization who execute the design, development and field support of all the Pratt and Whitney engines components. Prior to this position, he was Chief of System Functional Design and responsible for functional design of all Pratt and Whitney gas turbine engines. Dr. Sabnis played the lead role in defining the thermodynamic cycle for the Pratt and Whitney geared turbofan engine™ family as well as securing air-framer/airline acceptance of this step change in engine architecture. He has also provided the leadership to the team responsible for the aerodynamic design of these engines, which provide over 15% improvement in fuel consumption for the aircraft engines while simultaneously reducing the noise. The step change in fuel consumption and the noise reduction provided by these engines has enabled the launch of six different next generation aircrafts. Dr. Sabnis holds ten patents and has authored over 20 technical publications. He is a member of the advisory board for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Journal of Propulsion and Power. He is a fellow of the AIAA and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay has recognized Dr. Sabnis’ accomplishments with the Distinguished Alumni Award, their highest level of recognition. Dr. Sabnis received the Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Syracuse University in 1980.
Dr. William A. Sirignano
WILLIAM A. SIRIGNANO (NAE) is the Henry Samueli Endowed Chair in Engineering and a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of California, Irvine. His research and teaching interests have covered the topics of spray and droplet science and technology, combustion, aerospace propulsion, combustion instability, noise suppression and applied mathematics. His research accomplishments include analysis predicting periodic nonlinear oscillations with shockwaves in an unstable combustor; analysis of driving mechanisms for combustion instability in rockets and ramjets; explanation of the nonlinear fluid dynamics associated with Helmholtz resonators; determination of admittance for oscillatory, three-dimensional nozzle flows; theory for flame spread above liquid and solid fuels; theory for ignition of combustible gas by a hot projectile; resolution of turbulent flame and propagation in reciprocating and rotary internal combustion engines; theory of droplet vaporization and convective heating with internal circulation; computational methods for spray flows; theory of droplet interactions in a dense spray; liquid atomization theory; and miniature combustor technology. He received the Ph.D. in aerospace and mechanical sciences in 1964 from Princeton University.
Dr. Anna Stefanopoulou
ANNA G. STEFANOPOULOU is a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan. Her areas of research include powertrain control systems and architectures, propulsion modeling and feedback control, control of advanced automotive engines, fuel cell power and hydrogen reforming, and control of breathing through valves, vanes, and membranes. Previously, she was an assistant professor (1998-2000) at the University of California, Santa Barbara, a technical specialist (1996-1997) at Ford Motor Company and a visiting professor (2006) at ETH, Zurich. She is an ASME Fellow (2008), and an IEEE Fellow (2009), and the Founding Chair (2010-2014) of the ASME Energy Systems Committee. She was an elected member (2006-2009) of the IEEE Control Systems Society Board of Governors, an Associate Editor (2002-2007) of the IEEE Transactions on Control System Technology, an Associate Editor (2009-2010) on the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems Measurements and Control, and Chair (2001-1999) and Co-Chair (1999-1997) of the Transportation Panel in ASME in the Dynamics, Systems, and Control Division.
Dr. John C. Wall
JOHN C. WALL (NAE) is retired vice president and CTO of Cummins, Inc. Internal combustion engine design, emission control and fuels, particularly diesel, have been the primary focus of his professional work. Control of diesel exhaust emissions has included analytical modeling and experimental work with combustion system design, cooled exhaust gas recirculation systems, variable geometry turbochargers, fuel injection systems and exhaust after-treatment systems, diesel oxidation catalysts, diesel particulate filters, NOx adsorber systems and selective catalytic reduction NOx control systems. Advanced engine design has included design and analysis of all major engine components and subsystems. He has been involved in environmental policy and technology with the U.S. EPA and California Air Resources Board, and in studies of detailed chemistry and health effects of diesel exhaust emissions through the Health Effects Institute. His interests also include alternative fuels for transportation and power generation, energy and environmental policy, and management of research and engineering. He received the Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978.
Dr. Ben T. Zinn
BEN T. ZINN (NAE) is the David S. Lewis, Jr. Chair and the Joint Regents Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He joined the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1965 and attained the rank of regents' professor in 1973. His fields of research include: control of combustion processes, combustion instabilities in rocket motors, ramjets, jet engine and gas turbines, oscillatory flame phenomena, reacting flows, acoustics and pulse combustion. He has published 117 refereed papers and 213 reports and unrefereed papers, edited two AIAA Progress Series books on combustion diagnostics, wrote the section on "Pulsating Combustion" for a book entitled Advanced Combustion Methods, which was published by Academic Press, and he has given 354 seminars/lectures at various universities and conferences throughout the world. He is also a co-holder of seven patents. He is a fellow of the of the AIAA and the ASME; and has a honorary professorship at the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China. He received the Ph.D. in aeronautical engineering and mechanical science from Princeton University in 1965.

Events



Location:

Army Research Laboratory
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Eva Labre
Contact Email:  elabre@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

0930-0945 Welcome, Administrative Remarks and Introductions, Dr. Wesley Harris, TAB Panel Chair, Dr. Jaret Riddick, Vehicle Technology Directorate (VTD) Director, and Dr. Brett Piekarski, Senior Campaign Scientist for Science for Maneuver (ScMvr) Campaign.

0945-1010 ARL Overview and Q&A Session, Dr. Phil Perconti, Director, Army Research Laboratory, and Dr. Mary Harper, Deputy Chief Scientist.

1010-1100 ARL Science for Maneuver Overview, Dr. Jaret Riddick, VTD Director, and Dr. Brett Piekarski, Senior Campaign Scientist for ScMvr Campaign.

1100-1110 Break

1110-1130 Mechanics Research Strategy Overview, Mr. Elias Rigas, Division Chief, VTD

1130-1155 Stimuli Responsive Interface Mechanics for Nanocomposites, Dr. Frank Gardea, VTD

1155-1200 Working Lunch Starts

1200-1225 High Fidelity Time Domain Whirl Flutter Stability Analysis, Dr. Ethan Corle, VTD

1225-1250 Gain Scheduling Based on Grammians, Dr. Mike Dorothy, VTD

1250-1315 Leg Specialization Control, Mr. Jason Pusey, VTD

1315-1325 Break

1325-1345 Energy and Propulsion Overview, Dr. Mike Kweon, Division Chief, VTD

1345-1410 Ignition Mechanisms of Extreme Military Fuels, Dr. Jacob Temme, VTD

1410-1435 Scientific Understanding of Loss of Lubrication Mechanisms in Rotorcraft Applications, Dr. Stephen Berkebile, VTD

1435-1500 Multi-Fuel Micro-Reactor Heat Source for Soldier and Squad, Dr. Sunny Karnani, Sensors and Electronic Devices Directorate (SEDD)

1500-1525 Advanced Li-ion Batteries for Maneuver, Dr. Richard Jow, SEDD

1525-1535 Break

1535-1555 Logistics and Sustainability Overview, Dr. Mark Bundy, Division Chief (A), VTD

1555-1620 Covetics: Nanocarbon Metal Composites - Dr. Dan Cole, VTD

1620-1645 Tunable Poly (Urethane-Urea) Based Aligned CNT Nanocomposites for
Multifunctional Vehicle Applications, Dr. Jeff Gair, VTD

1645-1710 State Estimation for Complex Dynamic Systems with Unstructured Uncertainty, Dr. Mulugeta Haile, VTD

1710-1735 Probabilistic Risk Assessment for Rotorcraft Fatigue Critical Structures, Dr. Michael Shiao, VTD

1830 Joint Working Dinner: Panel Engages in Discussion with the ARL Staff

2030 Adjourn


Wednesday, June 13, 2016

0830-0845 Recap of Day 1, Context of Day 2, Dr. Jaret Riddick, Director VTD

POSTER SESSION AND LABORATORY OPEN HOUSE
Location: VTD Laboratory and Open Atrium Area (Building 4603)

0845-1215 Poster Sessions: Three sessions with concurrent posters for Platform Mechanics, Energy and Propulsion, and Logistics and Sustainability. Posters will be changed for each 1 hour session. Also, concurrent optional laboratory tours.
0845-0945 Session #1

Platform Mechanics
1 Multi-Modal Flight Dr. Stephen Nogar
2 Airborne Manipulation Mr. Chad Kessens
3 Adaptive & Embedded Intelligence Mr. Slipher/ Dr. Koh
4 Intelligent UAS Flight Behaviors Mr. Chris Kroninger
Energy and Propulsion
1 Spark Initiated Ignition at Altitude Ambient Conditions Dr. Jacob Temme
2 Improving the Reliability of UAV Compression-Ignition Engines Operating on Jet Fuel with Variable Properties Dr. Szedlmayer/ Mr. Kruger
3 Petascale Simulations of Spray Breakup and Combustion Dynamics for Next Generation Propulsion and Power Innovations Dr. Luis Bravo
4 Advanced High Temperature Propulsion Bulk Materials and Coatings for all weather Army Aviation Operability Dr. Anindya Ghoshal
Logistics and Sustainability
1 Recurrent Neural Networks for Airframe Damage Prediction Mr. Edward Zhu,
Mr. Christopher Hsu,
Ms. Natasha Bradley,
Dr. Mulugeta Haile
2 Aerodynamic Interactions Modeling for Coaxial Rotor Dr. Phuriwat Anusonti-Inthra
3 Rotorcraft Mechanical Component Dynamics and Fault Modelling Dr. Adrian Hood


0945-1000 Break


1000-1100 Session #2

Platform Mechanics
1 Tilt Rotor Aeroelastic Stability Testbed Mr. Andrew Kreshock
2 Design, Modeling, and Analysis of Small, Low-Speed Rotors for Mission-Optimized Multi-copter UAS Mr. Nate Beals
3 Smart Adaptive Turbomachinery Blade for Enabling High-Efficiency Variable Speed Gas Turbine Engine Dr. Muthuvel Murugan
4 Rotor-Body Coupling with Dynamic Calibration & Drive Train modeling Mr. Matt Wilbur
Energy and Propulsion
1 Two-Speed Rotorcraft Transmission Research for Army High-Speed VTOL Dr. Mark Valco
2 Heat Transfer Measurements on the Endwall of a Variable Speed Power Turbine Blade Cascade Mr. Douglas Thurman
3 Lightweight Hybrid Gear Research for Advanced Vertical Lift Propulsion Dr. Kelsen LaBerge
4 Dynamic Aeroelasticity Research of Aviation Turbocharger for UASs Dr. Ken Kim
Logistics and Sustainability
1 Damage Detection through Magnetostrictive Sensing Mr. Michael Coatney
2 Embedded Self-sensing Composite Materials for Army Vehicle Platforms Dr. Latha Nataraj


1100-1115 Break

1115-1215 Session #3

Platform Mechanics
1 Bio Inspired Air Vehicle with Arbitrary Wing Kinematics Mr. John Gerdes
2 Higher fidelity flight dynamics for Virtual Flight simulator Mr. Mike Avera
3 Sizing and Performance Analyses of Tail-Sitter Biplane Dr. Rajneesh Singh
Energy and Propulsion
1 High Performance Power Packaging Dr. Lauren Boteler
2 Portable Power Conversion Dr. Wes Tipton
3 EXERGY energy awareness Mr. Morris Berman
Logistics and Sustainability
1 Multi-functional Platform for Additive Manufacturing with Novel Material Systems Mr. Albert Tran, Dr. Frank Gardea
2 Biaxial Fatigue of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers Dr. Todd Henry, Dr. Robert Haynes


0845-1215 Optional Laboratory Tours (Building 4603):

Structural Integrity and Durability Lab; Prognostics and Diagnostics Lab; Driveline Fatigue Research Lab; Material Characterization Lab; Tribology Lab; Bearing Research Lab; Spray Combustion Research Lab; Turbomachinery Research Lab; Drivetrain Systems Lab; Small Engine Combustion Research Lab; Small Engine Altitude Research Lab

1215-1300 Working Lunch: Discussion and Question/Answer Session with ARL Staff

1500-1600 Panel Subject Matter Experts Separate and Meet for Technical Discussions with ARL Scientists in the Three Research Focus Areas:
• Platform Mechanics
• Energy and Propulsion
• Logistics and Sustainability


Thursday, June 14, 2018

1100-1200 Panel Discussions with ARL Personnel

1200 Panel Meeting Adjourns

1200-1300 Panel Chair Meets with ARL Director


Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Wesley Harris
Romesh C. Batra
Anna G. Stefanopoulou
Earl H. Dowell
Alexander J. Smits
Jayant S. Sabnis
William A. Sirignano
John C. Wall
Ben T. Zinn
Daniel J. Inman
William Q. Meeker
Jr.
Daniel I. Newman
Armando Antonio Rodriguez

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Review of the agenda and criteria and plan for the review.
Discussion of findings from the review.
Plan for the preparation of the final report.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 15, 2018


Location:

Army Research Laboratory
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  -
Contact Email:  elabre@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEWS

0900-0915 WELCOME, Administrative Remarks and Introductions, Dr. Wesley Harris, TAB Panel Chair, and Mr. Elias Rigas, Science for Maneuver Campaign Lead (A), ARL

0915-1000 ARL Overview and Q&A Session, Dr. Philip Perconti, Director (A), ARL (or Dr. Alexander Kott, Chief Scientist, ARL)

1000-1020 ARL Science for Maneuver Overview, Mr. Elias Rigas, Director (A), Vehicle Technology Directorate (VTD)

1020-1035 ARL Vehicle Intelligence Overview, Mr. Harris Edge, Chief (A), Autonomous System Division (ASD), VTD

1035-1050 Break

PERCEPTION (P)

1050-1105 Perception Research Overview, Dr. Raghuveer Rao, Branch Chief, Sensor and Electronics Devices Directorate, SEDD

1105-1130 P-T(alk) 1 – Project APPLE (Adaptive Perception Process for Learning from Experience), Mr. Phillip Osteen, VTD

1130-1155 P-T 2 – Low Rank Representation Learning of Action Attributes, Dr. Prudhvi Gurram, SEDD

1155-1220 P-T 3 – ME-RCNN: Multi-Expert Region-based CNN for Object Detection, Dr. Hyungtae Lee, SEDD

1220-1245 P-T 4 – Continuous Time Rate Gyro Calibration and Monocular Camera Misalignment Estimation using a Nonlinear Observer, Dr. Joseph Conroy, SEDD

1245-1315 Obtain Working Lunch – Discussion and Question/Answer Session with ARL Staff

1315-1330 Panel Deliberations and Discussions

INTELLIGENCE AND CONTROL (IC)

1330-1345 Intelligence and Control Overview, Dr. Stuart Young, Branch Chief, Computational and Information Sciences Directorate, CISD

1345-1410 IC-T(alk) 1 – Unsupervised Semantic Scene Labeling for Streaming Data, Dr. Maggie Wigness, CISD

1410-1435 IC-T 2 – World Model, Mr. Jason Owens, VTD

1435-1500 IC-T 3 – Cognitive Robotics, Dr. MaryAnne Fields, VTD

1500-1525 IC-T 4 – Online Learning for Robust Navigation, Dr. Jon Fink, CISD

1525-1540 Break

MACHINE-HUMAN INTERACTION (MHI)

1540-1555 Machine-Human Interaction Overview, Dr. Arthur (Bill) Evans, Team Lead, Human Research & Engineering Directorate (HRED)

1555-1620 MHI-T(alk) 1 – Assessing Vulnerabilities in Autonomy, Dr. Craig Lennon, VTD

1620-1645 MHI-T 2 – Leveraging Mutual Information to Enable Human in the Loop, Dr. William Nothwang / Mr. Dan Donavanik, SEDD

NEW ARL COOLABORATIVE RESEARCH ALLIANCE

1645-1710 Distributed and Collaborative Intelligent Systems and Technology (DCIST), Dr. Brian Sadler, Senior Scientist for Intelligent Systems

1710-1725 Panel Deliberations and Discussions

1725 Adjourn and Panel Shuttles to Vandiver Inn

1830 Joint Working Dinner: Panel Discussions with the ARL Staff

2030 Adjourn


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

0900-0915 Recap of Day 1, Context of Day 2, Mr. Elias Rigas, Campaign Lead (A)

0915-1235 POSTER SESSION AND LABORATORY OPEN HOUSE

Poster and Lab Open House Sessions:
#1 (0915-1015);
#2 (1025-1125);
#3 (1135-1235);

0915-1015 Poster and Lab Open House (OH), S.I., Bldg 1120(B or C), Session 1

OH Demonstrations
IC-D(emo)1: – Simulation Research Mr. Ralph Brewer, VTD & Dr. Kristin Schaefer-Lay, HRED
P-D1: – Real-time Recognition Dr. Priya Narayanan, SEDD



OH Intelligence and Control (IC) Posters
IC-P(oster) 1 – Unsupervised Semantic Scene Labeling for Streaming Data Dr. Maggie Wigness, CISD
IC-P 2 – World Model Mr. Jason Owens, VTD
IC-P 3 – Autonomous Mobile Information Collection Using a Value of Information-Enriched Belief Approach Dr. John Rogers, CISD
OH Perception (P) Posters
P-P(oster) 1 – Project APPLE (Adaptive Perception Process for Learning from Experience) Mr. Phillip Osteen, VTD
P-P 2 – Low Rank Representation Learning of Action Attributes Dr. Prudhvi Gurram, SEDD
P-P 3 – Water Body Detection using Hyperspectral Images Dr. Dalton Rosario, SEDD
OH Machine-Human Interaction (MHI) Posters
MHI-P(oster) 1 – Assessing Vulnerabilities in Autonomy Dr. Craig Lennon, VTD
MHI-P 2 – Towards Natural Dialogue with Robots: Bot Language Dr. Matthew Marge, CISD

1015-1025 Break
1025-1125 Poster and Lab Open House (OH), S.I., Bldg 1120(B or C), Session 2,
OH Demonstrations
IC/P/MHI-D(emo)1: – Intelligent Mobility (Minitar & RoboSimian) Mr. Jason Pusey, VTD
P-D2: – Perception on Robots Mr. Jason Owens, VTD

OH IC Posters
IC-P(oster) 4 – Cognitive Robotics Dr. MaryAnne Fields, VTD
IC-P 5 – Deductive, Analogical, and Associative Reasoning in a Semantic Vector Space Dr. Doug Summers-Stay, CISD
IC-P 6 – Context-Driven Visual Search in Complex Environments Dr. Phil David, CISD
OH P Posters
P-P(oster) 4 – ME-RCNN: Multi-Expert Region-based CNN for Object Detection Dr. Hyungtae Lee, SEDD
P-P 5 – Impact of Embodied Training on Object Recognition by a Humanoid Robot Dr. Priya Narayanan, SEDD
OH MHI Posters
MHI-P(oster) 3 – Leveraging Mutual Information to Enable Human in the Loop Dr. William Nothwang / Mr. Dan Donavanik, SEDD

1125-1135 Break
1135-1235 Poster and Lab Open House (OH), S.I., Bldg 1120(B or C), Session 3
OH Demonstrations
IC/P/MHI-D(emo)2: – RoMan Demo PI (VTD/CISD/HRED)
IC-D2: – Autonomous Exploration Mr. Jason Gregory & Mr. Jeff Twigg, CISD
OH IC Posters
IC-P(oster) 7 – Online Learning for Robust Navigation Dr. Jon Fink, CISD
IC-P 8 – Air Ground Robot Team Surveillance of Complex 3D Environments Dr. Chris Reardon, CISD
IC-P 9 – Parsimonious Online Learning with Kernels Dr. Ethan Stump, CISD
IC-P10 – Optimized Output Codes For Deep Convolutional Neural Nets Dr. Steve Gutstein, CISD
OH P Posters
P-P(oster) 7 – Continuous Time Rate Gyro Calibration and Monocular Camera Misalignment Estimation using a Nonlinear Observer Dr. Joseph Conroy, SEDD
P-P 6 – Leveraging Language Sources to Improve Recognition of Human Activities Mr. Christopher Reale, SEDD
OH MHI Posters
MHI-P(oster) 4 – Wingman Software Integration Lab (SIL) Mr. Ralph Brewer, VTD and Dr. Kristin Schaefer-Lay, HRED

1500-1600 Panel Subject Matter Experts Separate and Meet for Technical Discussions with ARL Scientists in the Three Research Focus Areas:
• Intelligence and Control (conf. room 1039)
• Perception (conf. room 1080)
• Machine Human Interaction (conf. room 1018)

Thursday, July 20, 2017

1100-1200 Panel Discussions with ARL Personnel

1200 Panel Meeting Adjourns

1200 Panel Chair meets with ARL Director

1300 Adjourn
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Wesley Harris
Monica Anderson
Alan R. Wagner
Holly Yanco
Moshe Kam
Armando Antonio Rodriguez
Charles E. Thorpe
Patrick J. Flynn
Lynne E. Parker
Patricio A. Vela

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Review of the agenda and criteria and plan for the review.
Discussion of findings from the review.
Plan for the preparation of the interim report.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
July 21, 2017


Location:

Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Eva Labre
Contact Email:  elabre@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEWS

0900-0915 WELCOME, Administrative Remarks and Introductions, Dr. Wesley Harris, TAB Panel Chair, and Dr. Corde Lane, Acting Science for Maneuver Campaign Lead, ARL

0915-1000 ARL Overview and Q&A Session, Dr. Philip Perconti, Acting Director, ARL

1000-1015 ARL Science for Maneuver Overview, Dr. Mark Valco, Science for Maneuver Campaign Lead

1015-1030 Break

PLATFORM MECHANICS

1030-1045 Mechanics Research Strategy Overview, Mr. Elias Rigas (SESSION Lead)


1045-1110 Talk 1 – Experimental and analytical investigation of Continuous Trailing-Edge Flap (CTEF) actuation authority (Mr. Matt Wilbur, VTD/VARD)

1110-1135 Talk 2 – Koopman Decompositions of Periodically Forced Hopf Bifurcation Flows and Generalized Spectral Decompositions of Fractional Order Systems (Dr. Adam Svenkeson, VTD/VARD)

1135-1200 Talk 3 – Characterization of coaxial rotor performance and vibratory loads (Dr. Rajneesh Singh, VTD/VARD)

1200-1225 Talk 4 – Electro-active materials for actuation, sensing and control
(Dr. Geoffrey Slipher (VTD/ASD))

1225-1255 Obtain Working Lunch – Discussion and Question/Answer Session with ARL Staff

1255-1310 Panel Deliberations and Discussions

ENERGY AND PROPULSION

1310-1325 Energy and Propulsion Overview, Dr. Edward Shaffer (SESSION CO-LEAD)

1325-1350 Talk 1 – Spray and Combustion Behavior for Conventional and Alternative Military Heavy Fuels (Dr. Mike Kweon, VTD/PD)

1350-1415 Talk 2 – Tribology and Lubrication Science for High Performance Power Transmissions (Dr. Stephen Berkebile, VTD/PD)

1415-1440 Talk 3 – Catalytic Energy Conversion (Dr. Dat Tran, SEDD/E&P)

1440-1505 Talk 4 – Transient Thermal Management of Electronic Components (Mr. Nick Jankowski, SEDD/E&P)

1505-1520 Break

LOGISTICS AND SUSTAINABILITY

1520-1545 Logistics and Sustainability Overview, Mr. Dy Le (SESSION LEAD)


1545-1615 Talk 1 – Materials Damage Precursor (Dr. Dan Cole, VTD/MD)
1615-1645 Talk 2 – Reduced Logistical Burden via Composite Driveshaft (Dr. Todd Henry, VTD/MD)
1645-1715 Talk 3 – Advanced Sensor Fusion (Dr. Mulugeta Haile, VTD/MD)

1715-1730 Panel Deliberations and Discussions

1730 Adjourn and Panel Shuttles to Vandiver Inn

1830 Joint Working Dinner: Panel Engages in Discussion with the ARL Staff

2030 Adjourn


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

0845-0900 Recap of Day 1, Context of Day 2, Dr. Corde Lane (Acting Campaign Lead)

0900-1230 POSTER SESSION AND LABORATORY OPEN HOUSE
Location: VTD Laboratory and Open Atrium Area (Building 4603)

Poster Sessions:
#1 (0900-1000);
#2 (1010-1110);
#3 (1120-1220)
Concurrent Laboratory Open House:
1. Spray and Combustion Science Laboratory - Combustion Experiment and Modeling, Dr. Jacob Temme (VTD/PD)
2. Microsystems Aeromechanics Wind Tunnel – UAV Experiments and Modeling, Dr. John Hrynuk (VTD/ASD)
3. Prognostics and Diagnostics Laboratory – Structural Damage Detection Demo, Mr. Michael Coatney (VTD/MD)
4. Small Engine Altitude Research Facility – Engine Research, Dr. Mike Szedlmayer / Dr. Ken Kim (VTD/PD)
5. Tribology Science Laboratory – Lubrication and Wear Research, Mr. Mark Riggs and Dr. Stephen Berkebile (VTD/PD)
6. Bearing Research Laboratory – Component Failure Mitigation, Dr. Adrian Hood (VTD/PD)
7. Drivetrain Systems Laboratory – Glenn Research Center Field Element, Dr. Kelsen LaBerge / Mr. Waldo Acosta (VTD/PD)
8. High Temperature Component/Fatigue Research – Blade Coatings, Dr. Anindya Ghoshal / Dr. Muthuvel Murugan / Dr. Michael Walock (VTD/PD)
9. Structure Integrity and Durability Lab – Additive Manufacturing of XLADD Components, Dr. Terrence Johnson (VTD/MD)
10. Structure Integrity and Durability Lab – Durable and Damage Tolerant Composites, Dr. Robert Haynes (VTD/MD)
11. Open Atrium – Continuous Trailing Edge Flap (CTEF ) Specimen, Dr. Robert Thornburgh (VTD/VARD)
12. Open Atrium - Energy and Power Research – Power and Energy Component Research, Dr. Mark Wood (SEDD/E&P)

0900-1000 Poster Session 1

Platform Mechanics Posters
Poster 1 – Title from Talk 1 of Mechanics Session (#1, Day 1) Mr. Matt Wilbur, VTD/VARD
Poster 2 – Title from Talk 2 “ … “ Dr. Bryan Glaz, VTD/VARD
Poster 3 – Title from Talk 3 “ … “ Dr. Rajneesh Singh, VTD/VARD
Poster 4 – Title from Talk 4 “ … “ Mr. John Gerdes, VTD/VARD
Poster 5 – Rotorcraft Capability Assessment and Tradeoff Environment Mr. Eric Spero, VTD/VARD
Energy and Propulsion Posters
Posters 6 – Hybrid Gears Dr. Kelsen LaBerge, VTD/PD
Posters 7 – Failure Progression in High Speed Gearing Mr. Kevin Radil, VTD/PD
Posters 8 – VSPT flow transition and separation Mr. Doug Thurman, VTD/PD
Posters 9 – Effect of Semi-Molten Particulate on Tailored Thermal Barrier Coatings for Gas Turbine Engine Dr. Michael Walock/Dr. Anindya Ghoshal, VTD/PD
Logistics and Sustainability
Posters 10 – VRAMS Poster Dr. Mulugeta Haile, VTD/MD
Posters 11 – Magnetostrictive Material Modeling for Structural Health Monitoring Dr. Jin Yoo, VTD/MD

1000-1010 Break

1010-1110 Poster Session 2

Energy and Propulsion Posters
Poster 1 – Title from Talk 1 of Energy & Prop. Session (#2, Day 1) Dr. Mike Kweon, VTD/PD
Poster 2 – Title from Talk 2 “ … “ Dr. Stephen Berkebile, VTD/PD
Poster 3 – Title from Talk 3 “ … “ Dr. Dat Tran, SEDD/E&P
Poster 4 – Title from Talk 4 “ … “ Mr. Nick Jankowski, SEDD/E&P
Poster 5 – Advanced Thermal and High Voltage Electronics Packaging Dr. Lauren Boteler, SEDD/E&P
Poster 6 – Solid State Circuit Breaker Mr. Damian Urciuoli, SEDD/E&P
Poster 7 – Experimental Investigation of Physiochemical Fuel Effects on Combustion at Elevated Ambient Temperature Dr. Jacob Temme, VTD/PD
Platform Mechanics Posters
Poster 8 – Assessment of Rotorcraft Comprehensive Analysis for Tiltrotor Aeroelastic Stability Dr. Hao Kang, VTD/VARD
Poster 9 – Multi-fidelity modeling of active rotor concepts Dr. Matt Floros, VTD/VARD
Poster 10 – Performance and stability of overlapped quadrotor VTOL vehicle Mr. Mike Avera, VTD/VARD
Posters 11 – Mission-Driven Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Design and Validation Mr. Nathan Beals, (VTD/VARD)
Logistics and Sustainability
Posters 12 – Topology Optimization for Additive Manufacturing Dr. Terrence Johnson, VTD/MD/Postdoc.
Poster 13 – Damage Precursor Detection and Identification in Composite Materials Dr. Robert Haynes, VTD/MD

1110-1120 Break

1120-1220 Poster Session 3

Logistics and Sustainability
Poster 1 – Title from Talk 1 of Log. & Sust. Session (#3, Day 1) Dr. Dan Cole (VTD/MD)
Poster 2 – Title from Talk 2 “ … “ Dr. Todd Henry (VTD/MD)
Poster 3 – Title from Talk 3 “ … “ Dr. Mulugeta Haile (VTD/MD)
Platform Mechanics Posters
Posters 4 – Bio Inspired Air Vehicle with Arbitrary Wing Kinematics Mr. John Gerdes (VTD/VARD)
Posters 5 – Neuromorphic control, theory and hardware Mr. Justin Shumaker (VTD/ASD) and Dr. Michael Dorothy (VTD/ASD)
Posters 6 – The role of wake geometry in axial rotary and flapping propulsion Mr. Chris Kroninger (VTD/ASD)
Posters 7 – Autonomous Navigation and Work in 3-D Constrained Space Mr. Harris Edge (VTD/ASD) and Mr. Chad Kessens (VTD/ASD)
Posters 8 – High-fidelity Modeling of Dynamic Limbed Systems Mr. Jason Pusey (VTD/ASD)
Poster 9 – Low Reynolds number dynamic stall Dr. John Hrynuk, VTD/ASD and Dr. Michael Dorothy, VTD/ASD
Energy and Propulsion Posters
Poster 10 – High-Fidelity Multiscale Simulations of High Pressure Atomization and Droplet Formation Due to Primary Breakup Dr. Luis Bravo (VTD/PD)
Posters 11 – Nonlinear Ultrasonics and Advanced Sensing Methods for High Temperature Propulsion Materials Dr. Anindya Ghoshal (VTD/PD)
Posters 12 – Characterization of Transient High-Pressure Heavy Hydrocarbon Fuel Behaviors Dr. Jacob Temme, VTD/PD
Posters 13 – Probabilistic Failure Assessment of High Temperature Engine Components Dr. Michael Shiao (VTD/PD)

1220-1300 Obtain Working Lunch – Discussion and Question/Answer Session with ARL Staff

1500-1600 Panel Subject Matter Experts Separate and Meet for Technical Discussions with ARL Scientists in the Three Research Focus Areas:
• Platform Mechanics (room 106, first floor)
• Energy and Propulsion (room 160, first floor laboratory)
• Logistics and Sustainability (room 119, first floor)


Thursday, June 30, 2016

1100-1200 Panel Discussions with ARL Personnel

1200 Panel Meeting Adjourns

1200 Panel Chair meets with ARL Director

1300 Adjourn
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Wesley Harris
L. Catherine Brinson
David Peters
Kenneth Rosen
Edward C. Smith
Francesco Bullo
Jayant S. Sabnis
William Sirignano
Ben T. Zinn
Fu-Kuo Chang
Glenn S. Daehn
Michael Salkind
F. Stan Settles
Ryan Wicker

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Review of the agenda and criteria and plan for the review.
Discussion of findings from the review.
Plan for the preparation of the final report.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
July 06, 2016


Location:

Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, Maryland
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Eva Labre
Contact Email:  elabre@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
8 July 2015

0930-0945 WELCOME, Administrative Remarks and Introductions, Dr. Wesley Harris, Panel Chair, and Dr. Mark Valco, Director, Vehicle Technology Directorate (VTD), ARL

0945-1015 ARL Overview, Dr. Thomas Russell, Director, ARL
THEME: Changing the Culture of ARL through Research, Management, and Leadership Strategy

1015-1030 ARL Science for Maneuver Overview, Dr. Mark Valco, Director, VTD
THEME: Refocusing Research Directions to the New Science for Maneuver Campaign Strategy

1030-1045 Break

1045-1105 ARL Vehicle Intelligence Overview, Dr. Jon Bornstein, Chief Autonomous System Division, VTD
THEME: Mission Focus and Leveraged Relationship with Collaborative Technology Alliances (CTAs)

TAB-Topical CTAs

1105-1120 Robotics CTA ¬, Dr. Jon Bornstein, Chief Autonomous System Division, VTD

1120-1140 Micro Autonomous Systems Technology (MAST) CTA, Dr. Brett Piekarski, Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate (SEDD), ARL

Intelligence and Control Research

1140-1155 Intelligence and Control Overview, Mr. Stuart Young, Computational and Information Sciences Directorate (CISD), ARL

1155-1220 Talk 1 – Spatial Reasoning in Uncertain Conditions, Dr. Doug Summers-Stay, CISD

1220-1240 Obtain Working Lunch

1240-1305 Talk 2 – Autonomous Mobile Robot Exploration with an Information-gain Metric, Dr. John Rogers, CISD

1305-1330 Talk 3 – Unsupervised Entity Linking in Text Corpora, Mr. Garrett Warnell, CISD

1330-1355 Talk 4 – Autonomous Self-Righting for a Generic Robot with Dynamic Maneuvers – Mr. Chad Kessens, VTD

1355-1410 Break

1425-1525 Poster Session for Intelligence & Control


Perception Research

1540-1555 Perception Area Overview, Dr. Raghuveer Rao, SEDD

1555-1620 Talk 1–Autonomous Squad Member, Dr. MaryAnne Fields, VTD

1620-1645 Talk 2– Data-driven Learning and Semantic Interpretation of Human Action Attributes, Dr. Prudhvi Gurram, SEDD

1645-1710 Talk 3–Efficient Semi-Supervised Discovery and Labeling of Local Environments to Improve Visual Classification for Autonomous Navigation, Ms. Maggie Wigness, CISD


1830-2030 Joint Working Dinner: Panel & ARL Personnel continue discussions


9 July 2015


0830-0845 Recap of Day 1, Context of Day 2, Dr. Jon Bornstein, Chief Autonomous System Division, VTD

Human Machine Interaction Research

0845-0900 Human Machine Interaction Overview, Dr. Susan Hill, Human Research and Engineering Directorate (HRED), ARL
0900-0925 Talk 1 – Human-Robot Trust, Dr. Kristin Schaefer, HRED

0925-0950 Talk 2 – Multimodal Displays for Human Robot Interaction, Dr. Linda Elliott, HRED

0950-1015 Talk 3 – Human-Autonomy Sensor Fusion for Rapid Object Detection, Dr. Ryan Robinson, SEDD

1015-1030 Break


1045-1245 Poster Session for Perception and Human-Machine Interaction and possible tour or demonstration

1245-1300 Wrap-up of Formal Data Gathering Session, Dr. Mark Valco, Director, VTD, and Q&A Session between ARL and Panel


10 July 2015

1000-1100 Panel Subject Matter Experts Separate (room locations TBD) and Meet for Technical Discussions with ARL Scientists in the Three Research Focus Areas:

• Intelligence and Control
• Perception
• Human Machine Interaction

1100-1200 Panel Meets with ARL Staff and Scientists for Discussions

Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Wesley Harris
Ruzena K. Bajcsy
Fu-Kuo Chang
Gregory D. Hager
Agnes C. Klucha
William Q. Meeker
Charles E. Thorpe
Ayanna M. Howard
David Peters
Armando Antonio Rodriguez
William Sirignano
Edward C. Smith
Dennis F. Wilkie
Ben T. Zinn
Julie A. Shah
Rainer Hebert
Kenneth Rosen
Michael Salkind
F. Stan Settles
Holly Yanco

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

- Review of potential sources of perception of bias and conflict of interest
- Review of the scope of task for the panel
- Review of the meeting agenda
- Deliberation of findings from the materials presented during the review

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
July 20, 2015


Location:

Army Research Laboratory
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  -
Contact Email:  elabre@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
Wednesday May 28, 2014

0900 Welcome, Dr. Thomas Russell, ARL Director, Dr. Mark Valco, Vehicle Technology Directorate (VTD) Director and Dr. Ephrahim Garcia, Panel Chair

0915 ARL Mechanical Sciences Overview, Dr. Mark Valco, VTD Director

0945 ARO Overview of Extramural Basic Research in Mechanical Sciences, Dr. Ralph Anthenien, ARO

1015 Discussion and Question/Answer Session, Dr. Thomas Russell, ARL Director

1100 Break

1115 Mechanics Research Strategy Overview, Mr. Elias Rigas


1145 Interfacial Strain Energy Dissipation in Hybrid Nanocomposite Beams Under Axial Strain Fields, Dr. Bryan Glaz

1215 Rotorcraft Capability Assessment and Tradeoff Tool (CATE) – Mr. Eric Spero

1245 Working Lunch – Discussion and Question/Answer Session with ARL Staff

1315 Poster Session

1430 Propulsion Strategic Overview, Dr. Ernest Chin

1500 Fundamental Understanding and Exploitation of Combustion Science for Discovery, Dr. Chol-Bum (Mike) Kweon

1530 Physical and chemical processes of gear surface damage for survivable rotorcraft power transfer, Dr. Brian Dykas, Dr. Stephen Berkebile (Post Doc)

1600 Poster Session

1830 Joint Working Dinner: Panel Engages in Discussion with the ARL Staff


Thursday May 29, 2014

0830 Laboratory Demonstration Tours

0915 Laboratory Open House

1115 Reliability and Diagnostics Research Strategy Overview, Mr. Dy Le

1145 Materials State Awareness – Identification of Damage Precursors, Dr. Asha Hall

1215 Extremely Lightweight Adaptive Durable Damage Tolerant (XLADD) Structures, Dr. Jaret Riddick

1245 Working Lunch – Discussion and Question/Answer Session with ARL Staff

1315 Poster Session


Friday May 30, 2014

0930 Panel Discussion with ARL Staff

1030 Small Group Panel Meetings with ARL Staff

1130 Panel Discussion with ARL Staff

1200 Adjourn
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Ephrahim Garcia
James Hamilton
Parviz Moin
Kenneth M. Rosen
Jayant S. Sabnis
William A. Sirignano
Wesley L. Harris
John Kim
Edward C. Smith
Fu-Kuo Chang
Aditi Chattopadhyay
William Q. Meeker JR.

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

- Review of potential sources of perception of bias and conflict of interest
- Review of the scope of task for the panel
- Review of the meeting agenda
- Deliberation of findings from the materials presented during the review

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 12, 2014

Publications

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