Rendering of the Hiji Band Tactical. (Photo coutesy of Hiji Band/Released)

Spotlight: Wearable Technology Reports Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries in Real Time

Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries cost the military more than a billion dollars per year. With 20 percent of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan experiencing head injuries during deployment, there is a need for technology that alerts supervising...

Leveraging Smartphones and Biometrics in Disasters

HDIAC Journal Volume 3, Issue 2: Leveraging Smartphones and Biometrics in Disasters

How ready is the government for the aftermath of natural disasters or terrorist attacks? While significant work is underway to prevent, deter and respond to the initial event, less emphasis is placed on managing the days and weeks...

John Trombley, a biomedical lab technician at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, works on exome sequencing to observe gene expression under hypoxic conditions for Air Force personnel. Gene expression can dramatically change to cope with environmental stressors. Efforts are underway to determine what genes are either up or down regulated under hypoxic conditions experienced by flight personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Richard Eldridge)

Highlight: USAFSAM to Study Potential Transfer of Novel Viruses via Bed Bugs

The U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine recently signed a limited-purpose Material Transfer Agreement Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (MTA-CRADA) with the University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio...

A mobile detection assessment response system uses a spotlight to pinpoint a location for survey July 9, 2016, at Djibouti. The MDARS serves as an additional security asset capable of detecting intruders on the airfield and perimeter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

Highlight: Autonomous System Protects Airfield

As children, people have watched movies or dreamt of a world where robots would one day help humans with daily tasks, such as driving or walking the dog. And though the world is still catching up the stories of futuristic science fiction, soldiers...

Side view of S.H.I.E.L.D. in locked position showing fingerprint reader (Image courtesy of Gun Guardian LLC/Released)

Spotlight: New Gun Safety Technology Prevents Unauthorized Use

Superimposed Hybrid Intelligent Electromechanical Locking Device, or S.H.I.E.L.D., features a patent pending electromechanical, biometric locking system that restricts access to the trigger with a sliding sheath. The sheath will only uncover...

Alternative Energy for Military Operations (Adobe Stock)

HDIAC Journal Volume 3, Issue 2: Operational Energy

Energy security and forward operating base self-sufficiency are not solely logistics issues; they also affect the safety of the warfighter. Self-sufficient FOBs require fewer resupply convoys, which are vulnerable to insurgent attacks and...

The REMUS MK 18 unmanned underwater vehicle sits mounted on a support system made of wood and fiberglass composites in the Fanselau Coil Facility at Naval Support Activity Panama City in Panama City, Florida July 12, 2016. The complex is designed to simulate Earth’s inconsistent magnetic fields, which enables scientists to measure magnetic effects on UUVs and characterize foreign sensors over a vast area. DoD photo by EJ Hersom

Highlight: Enemy Mine: Underwater Drones Hunt Buried Targets, Save Lives

Covering more than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, the maritime landscape can be vast and unforgiving, presenting extremes in temperature, depth, and hazards. But the Naval team of physicists, engineers, researchers and developers...

 Eastern Accord 2016 participants attend a counter-improvised explosive device course on July 14, 2016, to effectively learn how to combat IEDs at the operational level during academics training at the Tanzanian Peacekeeping Training Centre in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. EA16 is an annual, combined, joint military exercise that brings together partner nations to practice and demonstrate proficiency in conducting peacekeeping operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tiffany DeNault)

Highlight: Counter-IED Training at Eastern Accord 2016

Members of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa taught Dutch, Tanzanian and Ugandan military leaders on counter-improvised explosive device operations during Eastern Accord 2016, July 14, 2016, at the Tanzanian...