Published:  August 12, 2017

This issue of the HDIAC Journal provides readers insight on five of HDIAC’s eight focus areas. First, the Alternative Energy article discusses conformal, wearable batteries that power warfighter equipment. Next, the CBRN Defense article provides insight on the threats of ammonia and chloride. The Critical Infrastructure Protection article focuses on the Internet of Things and cyber-physical systems. The Homeland Defense article discusses Red Teaming and Disruptive Innovation. Finally, the Medical article centers on 3-D printed bodies on chips for military applications.

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Conformal, Wearable Batteries: Powering Warfighter Equipment

When the U.S. first arrived in Afghanistan more than two decades ago, a typical unit required 2.07 kilowatt-hours (kWh) to power its devices [1]. Today, unit power consumption has increased to 31.35 kWh due to…

Red Teaming & Disruptive Innovation: Anticipating the Unexpected

Introduction In October 2016, Iran’s Tasnim News Agency revealed efforts by the naval wing of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (ISR) to develop the world’s first unmanned ground effect vehicle (UGEV) [1]. The report and…

3-D Printed Body on a Chip for Military Applications

3-D Printed Body on a Chip for Military Applications

Introduction Animal studies and conventional cell cultures have been used in biomedical research for decades. However, organon-a-chip (OoC) devices imitate the structure and function of tissues in vitro, making them a promising research alternative to…

Trust Management for Cyber-Physical Systems

Introduction The internet of things (IoT) is a growing network of billions of connected devices. In 2015, approximately 15.4 billion devices were part of the IoT, and current research indicates 30.7 billion devices partaking in…

Preparing for the Threat of Ammonia & Chlorine

Introduction Ammonia and chlorine are essential to modern life. Processes relying on ammonia and chlorine provide safe public water supplies, abundant agriculture products, and numerous other goods that enhance quality of life for U.S. warfighters…