All-Terrain/All-Season Vehicle Mobility
- Studies of environmental impact and rutting on military training lands.
- Analysis of vehicle-terrain interactions.
- Real-time vehicle simulations.
- Characterization and improvement of materials and engineered systems for all-season maneuver support.
- Development of models for all-season terrain mechanics.
- Modeling and simulation of manned and unmanned vehicle performance.
- Terrain analysis and speed maps for military operations.
- Studies of cold effects on manned and robotic vehicle operations.
- Development of winter algorithms for NATO Reference Mobility Model.
Force Projection Airfields in Remote and Austere Environments
- Upgrading of standards for C-17 operations on unimproved and unpaved runways.
- Application of engineering principles for force projection and operations sustainment in austere environments.
- Analysis of helicopter icing and operations in blowing snow or dust.
- Application of manned and unmanned vehicle concepts for austere environments.
- Remote assessment of landing sites for aircraft, helicopters, and UAVs.
Sustaining Operations in Remote, Extremely Cold Conditions
- Identification and mitigation of crevasse hazards in the McMurdo Shear Zone.
- Research to improve the Army's ability to conduct operations in extreme climates and remote locations.
- Determination of operational and logistic needs for challenging environments.
- Arctic and Antarctic operation and logistics support.
- Development of advanced over-snow towing concepts for Antarctic heavy logistics.
- Engineering of Antarctic snow and ice runways for enhanced logistics.
- Improved site planning for Arctic land disturbance analyses.
- Impacts of extreme environmental conditions on maneuver support materiel, tactics, and procedures.
- Ability to operate equipment.
- Dynamic snow, ice, and frozen ground interactions with vehicles.
- Sustainment of operations.
- Transportation and force projection over complex and remote terrain.