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1. New Army tech ‘sees’ through battlefield blind spots
”Advances in ground robots, small drones, artificial intelligence, machine learning and data processing are being combined in an effort to help soldiers “see” the battlefield in ways hardly imagined until recently.
Four Army Research Lab projects at various levels of development aim to improve soldiers’ situational awareness by enabling them to spot roadside bombs, track targets, distinguish people in crowds and even merge their own human vision with computer vision for a full-scope view of the tactical edge of combat.”
2. 7 little ways to be an effective radio operator
”Every combat arms unit needs a radio operator. Whether they enlisted as one or they were “voluntold” to be one, someone’s gotta do it. There’s a steep learning curve between being a guy with a radio pack and being the go-to radio operator. If you can manage to be the best, your unit will cherish you.
To be the best, you need to master your equipment. Learning the ins and outs of the radio takes years of hands-on training that you won’t find in any schoolhouse — you can only find it by volunteering during every field op.”
3. Tactical Communications Offer Promise
”Software-defined networks, commercial satellite communications, cognitive electronic warfare, intelligent radios and artificial intelligence applications all potentially offer the military advanced capabilities for the tactical environment, say Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory’s (APL’s) Julia Andrusenko, chief engineer, Tactical Wireless Systems Group, and Mark Simkins, program manager, Resilient Tactical Communications Networks.
As a 20-year research engineer at APL in communications focusing on radio frequency (RF) propagation and prediction, and electromagnetics, Andrusenko works on the physical system side, examining tactical networks, antennas and radios, and associated applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning. And as the chief engineer in the Tactical Wireless Systems Group, Andrusenko is responsible for the technical quality of their projects on behalf of their U.S. military clients.”
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