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  • April

    Analyzing levees to save lives

    The Levee Screening Tool (LST) 2 is a web-based application that quantifies risk estimates based on the likelihood of flood loading, expected performance of the levee under those loads and the potential consequences of a levee breach or overtopping.
  • Protecting Dam Facilities with innovative new technology

    As terrorists and extremist groups turn to less sophisticated methods to inflict harm, the use of vehicles in these types of attacks has shown the potential for catastrophic damages to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) projects. In response, USACE researchers developed the DETER (Deployable Expedient Traffic Entry Regulator) vehicle barrier for Soft Asset Protection at Dam Facilities.
  • ERDC’s Ship/Tow Simulator used to assist the Francis Scott Key Bridge Response

    Francis Scott Key Bridge Response Unified Command is utilizing simulation resources from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL) to test shipping runs around the Key Bridge accident site.
  • March

    Volcon delivers ERDC’s first all-electric Stag Utility Terrain Vehicle

    Thanks to the latest delivery at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center's (ERDC) Contingency Basing Integration Training and Evaluation Center (CBITEC), the push to electrify the battlefield is one step closer.
  • January

    Techniques developed to advance concrete construction in frigid environments

    U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) researchers have developed Additive Regulated Concrete for Thermally Extreme Conditions – or ARCTEC – to enable the use of commonly available concrete additives as alternative freeze-protection in cold conditions. ARCTEC builds upon pioneering work performed at ERDC over the last several decades, with the goal of improving the user-friendliness, economy and utility of the technology.
  • Attacking challenges at high speed

    Computer scientists at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) merge high-performance computing (HPC) and data analytics, giving them the capability to process large amounts of data with unprecedented speed.
  • ERDC program aims to geospatially map complex, rapidly changing cold regions terrain

    The U.S. Army Engineer and Research Development Center’s (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) recently hosted a defense resiliency program meeting in Hanover, New Hampshire, as part of a project designed to help the Army operate in the complex terrain often found in cold regions.
  • ERDC supports integration of robotic and autonomous technologies

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) played a significant role in a recent event geared toward introducing innovative methods of protecting Soldiers during ground combat.
  • ERDC’s Josefik honored for advancing emergency response

    Nicholas Josefik, an industrial engineer at the U.S. Army Engineer Research Development Center (ERDC), was recently recognized at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Under Secretary’s Awards Ceremony for leading a team in the development of a one-of-a-kind emergency response vehicle.
  • December

    ERDC hosts first-of-its-kind cold weather manufacturing challenge

    The Office of the Secretary of Defense Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Program’s hosted the first-of-its-kind Point of Need Manufacturing Challenge, December 4-8, at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) in Hanover, New Hampshire.
  • November

    ERDC’s Environmental Laboratory’s graphene research leads to a collaboration with NASA

    Scientists and engineers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center's (ERDC) Environmental Laboratory (EL) are conducting research that could lead to sustaining and advancing technology more efficiently and at a lower cost, both on Earth and in space.
  • Unmanned Ground Vehicles successfully demonstrated at PNTAX ‘23

    The Robotics for Engineer Operations (REO) team at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) successfully conducted demonstrations of their Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) without the use of the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) at the Position, Navigation, Timing Assessment Experiment (PNTAX).
  • October

    Crowdsourcing bathymetry could provide near-time picture of nation’s inland waterways

    Taking advantage of vessels already on the water, an effort in the works at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) will use those vessels’ depth finders and GPS to create a snapshot of a channel and any obstructions that may exist.
  • September

    ERDC-Vicksburg laboratories celebrate 25th anniversary with Open House

    Laboratories from across the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) showcased their expertise, experiments and research as part of a celebration honoring the agency's 25th anniversary.
  • ERDC’s Centrifuge Research Complex undergoes innovative upgrades

    Upgrades were recently completed to one of the world’s most powerful beam centrifuges, giving modernized functionality to one of the most innovative pieces of technology at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC).
  • Pittsburgh District’s Nakita Smith selected for ERDC University

    Researchers from 10 U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Districts have been selected for the 2023 session of the Engineer Research and Development Center University (ERDC-U). Nakita Smith, lead realty specialist with the Pittsburgh District, was chosen to participate in the detail program, now in its eighth year.
  • August

    Sacramento District’s Joe Hernandez selected for ERDC University

    Researchers from 10 U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Districts have been selected for the 2023 session of the Engineer Research and Development Center University (ERDC-U). Joe Hernandez, an economist with the Sacramento District, has been chosen to participate in the detail program.
  • Ground Vehicle Interface opens high-performance computing doors for a new set of users

    An interface developed at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) is enabling members of the ground vehicle community to utilize high-performance computing (HPC) tools that were previously only available to scientists and engineers who had extensive knowledge of the underlying high-fidelity physics modeling and simulation codes.
  • May

    Engineering Solutions through Advanced Materials

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) is conducting innovative research on advanced materials and manufacturing technologies that will play a vital role in both civilian and military applications.
  • April

    ITL team contributes to future of aircraft

    VICKSBURG, Miss.— Recently, the Holistic Situational Awareness and Decision Making (HAS-DM) team at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center got a unique opportunity to gain real-world experience and collect vital data that will be used to develop technologies for potential integration into the upcoming Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft and Future Long Range Assault Aircraft.