|Affiliation(s)||PI||Project period||Funded by|
|DEES||McDonald, Eric V||10/01/2010 - 09/29/2012||DOD - Army, Robert Morris Acquisition Center|
The environmental conditions and parameters used in both testing of military material and equipment and that govern operational planning must realistically replicate the environmental conditions that are anticipated for areas where the U.S. military will be deployed. In particular, extreme natural climatic and physical factors must be incorporated into testing protocols to ensure the functionality and sustainability of vehicles, weapons systems and enhancing battlefield technologies and tactics. The research proposed below is a series of tasks developed in provide additional support for current and issues concerning military research and development of C-IED (Counter IED) and countermine technologies and in enhancing comprehensive atmospheric models used the Air Force Weather Agency to predict and simulate dust and aerosol emission across strategic areas within USCENTCOM. The proposed tasks extend research methods in soil science, GPR, and development of analog data derived from the SW US that have been supported by ARO projects Global Military Operating Environments (GMOE): Linking Natural Environments, International Security, and Military Operations with a focus on Afghanistan and SW Asia (ARO No. W911NF-08-1-0453) and Integrated Desert Terrain Forecasting for Military Operations (ARO No. DAAD19-03-1-0159).