Weekly Tech Roundup | Oct 11, 2019

Weekly tech roundup: new express licensing technologies October 2019

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Drug testing device using hyperspectral imaging

An Army scientist has developed a method for the detection of oxygen deficiency in the tissue of a human body as an indicator of illegal drug use without the need for touch or bodily contact. The method relies on generating hyperspectral images and comparing them to a reference image. The comparison indicates whether the subject’s blood is oxygenated or deoxygenated.

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Genetic algorithm for enhanced radar survivability

An Army scientist invented a genetic algorithm to enhance radar survivability.

This novel radar survivability process is intended to harden radar systems against an anti-radiation missile (ARM) threat.

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High-density metallic glass alloys

Army scientists have invented a class of bulk metallic glass alloys (MGAs) that combine hafnium with copper, nickel, aluminum, titanium, and niobium.

The Army's invention addresses the need for MGAs with higher densities and a higher reduced glass-transition temperature. The MGAs may be formed into a bulk solid with a disordered atomic structure by standard techniques such as copper mold casting, suction casting, melt spinning, injection die casting, or extrusion. They can be shaped into diverse articles, ranging from projectiles, spheres, and pellets, to sheets, bars, and plates.

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Determining 3D information from 2D images

Army scientists invented a process for extracting 3D data from one or multiple 2D images.

Applications include agricultural forecasting, environmental monitoring, forensics, intelligence gathering, object detection (including detection of camouflaged objects using 3D data), target acquisition, remote mapping, and the like.

For example, archived 2D color images, made with a monocular camera and other equipment not intended for map making, can be used to determine three-dimensional information about the terrain.

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Enhanced thermochemical erosion resistant gun barrel

Army scientists developed an iron nitride coating with a nitrogen content of less than 20%.

The invention was intended to protect gun barrels but also applies to turbines, internal combustion engines, drilling equipment, aerospace systems and chemical reactors that operate in extreme conditions.

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Structural fuel cells

Army scientists invented fuel cells that can serve a secondary purpose as structural members.

Directly addressing the size/weight/power tradeoff, ARL researchers have leveraged the combined structural properties such as strength and stiffness inherent in fuel cell materials together with their power-generating capability.

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