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ISIS’ MarmotE team qualifies for DARPA Spectrum Challenge

Apr. 16, 2013—A team of engineers from Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems is one of 15 teams competing in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Spectrum Challenge. The DARPA Spectrum Challenge is a competition to demonstrate a radio protocol that can best use a given communication channel in the presence of other dynamic users and...

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Vanderbilt student team competes in amphibious vehicle race

Jan. 31, 2013—It’s black. It’s a bit bigger than a breadbox. It has four knobby wheels, a water nozzle sticking out the back and it can really scoot. It’s the one-fifth-scale model amphibious vehicle that a team of Vanderbilt engineering students designed and built for a national competition, called the Model-Based Amphibious Racing Competition (MBARC), which took...

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ISIS plays key role in efforts to revolutionize military manufacturing

Jan. 18, 2013—  An infantry fighting vehicle is an armored vehicle used to carry infantry into battle. (DARPA) Inventors from across the country can enter a national competition to design a new amphibious infantry fighting vehicle for the U.S. Marine Corps and Vanderbilt University’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) is playing a key role in the...

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Weiss to join Defense Science Study Group

May. 6, 2011—Sharon Weiss, assistant professor of electrical engineering, has been accepted into the 2012-2013 class of the Defense Science Study Group (DSSG). The DSSG is a program of education and study that introduces selected scientists and engineering professors to the challenges facing national security and encourages them to apply their talents to these issues either as...

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New initiative to develop a system that controls prosthetic limbs naturally

Nov. 18, 2010—Using beams of light to allow amputees not only to control but also to feel the movement of prosthetic limbs is the ambitious goal of a new $5.6 million Department of Defense initiative. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is tapping the new and rapidly growing field of “neurophotonics” to overcome one the biggest technical...

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Schmidt addresses U.S. defense research at Capitol Hill briefing

Jan. 19, 2010—Douglas C. Schmidt, professor of computer science and associate chair of computer science and engineering, discussed the impact of ultra-large scale systems on Department of Defense operations at a Capitol Hill briefing sponsored by the congressional R&D Caucus in Washington Jan. 19. The briefing, “Defense Basic Research: Critical to National Security and Economic Security,” was...

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Karsai to create advanced software for DARPA

Dec. 20, 2007—Gabor Karsai, professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Vanderbilt, and a team of researchers have been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to create advanced software development tools and processes that meet changing military needs. The researchers will work on adapting large-scale software systems to address emerging threats such as...

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Vanderbilt research targets chemical and biological weapon detection

Feb. 11, 2007—Vanderbilt University researchers, in conjunction with colleagues at several other institutions, are working on a project that promises significant improvement in the control of proteins for a number of uses, including the detection of chemical and biological weapons. Real-time control of the function of single proteins by detecting and changing their shapes is the object...

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