UT's Department of Defense Contracts

Timeline of Selected Military R&D events

Contracts

  • Electromagnetic Gun (EM gun), Institute for Advanced Technology; more info(pdf) on EM gun and its use in Future Combat Systems
  • Network Exploitation Detection Analyst Assistant (NEDAA) for the National Security Agency; "it provides a method for detection of computer intrusion and misuse," developed at the Applied Research Laboratories
  • Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle (UGCV(word)), Center for Electromechanics; "the results are expected to support rapid delivery of mobile ground assets to greatly enhance the effectiveness of soldiers in a network centric battlefield"
  • Coordinated Research in Adaptive Network Centric Computing, Sponsor: DOD - Navy, Amount: $454,000 Research Proposal(pdf)
  • Extensible C4I Instrumentation Suite, Future Combat Systems, Fire Support Application (ExCIS-FCS-FSA), Center for Agile Technology, Phil Bookert; "the Technology ExCIS is based on technology being developed by The University of Texas at Austin"
  • DoD Programming Environment & Training (PET) Program Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program
  • The University of Texas at Austin, Applied Research Laboratory, Austin, Texas, is executing a not-to-exceed $27,191,719 modification to previously awarded contract N00039-96-D-0051 to exercise an option that will provide support for specific Navy and other government programs through research, development, engineering, test and evaluation. Areas contracted for include the study of naval warfare and Department of Defense problems involving acoustics, electromagnetics, and other related essential capabilities. This contract contains options, which if exercised, would bring the total cumulative value of this contract to $249,429,206. Work will be performed in Austin, Texas, and is expected to be completed by September 2001. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity.link
  • University of Texas, Applied Research Laboratory, Austin, Texas, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $52,604,745 modification to previously awarded contract N00039-96-D-0051 to provide research, development, engineering, test and evaluation support for specific Navy and other Government Agency programs to provide a study of Naval Warfare and other Department of Defense issues involving acoustics, electromagnetics, and other related essential capabilities.link
  • Applied Research Laboratories, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, is being awarded a $291,005,074 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee task order contract for approximately 18,878 staff-months to provide engineering, research, development, and test and evaluation capabilities in the areas of ocean acoustics, electromagnetic propagation, high frequency sonar, under ice and ocean bottom navigation and intelligence collection, signal and information processing and displays and command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence, as applied to information warfare, modeling and simulation, synthetic forces testing, electromagnetic instrumentation and innovative computer and software development. These capabilities have been established and maintained at Applied Research Laboratories, University of Texas, and are determined essential to the Navy's needs. Work will be performed in Austin, Texas, and is expected to be completed by August 2006. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-01-D-6600).link
  • Applied Research Laboratories, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, is being awarded an $8,772,750 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the research and development of an interface that will allow the Maneuver Combat Training Center's core instrumentation systems to exchange digital information with the Army Battle Command System's tactical systems. Work will be performed in Austin, Texas (90%), and at various maneuver combat training centers (10%), and is expected to be completed by December 2002. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Div., Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity (N61339-99-K-0001).link

The following are from the Sponsored Research page at the Department of Computer Sciences, UT-Austin:

  • Scalable Fault Tolerance through Compiler Driven Communication Induced Checkpointing, Sponsor: Sandia National Labs, Amount: $122,642
  • The Egida Toolkit, Sponsor: Sandia National Labs, Amount: $50,000

The following are from The Chronicle of Higher Education "Defense Department Announces $45 Million in Awards for Research Equipment" January 23rd, 2001:

  • Ray Chen, University of Texas at Austin, Excimer Laser Recording System for Ultra-Fine Structure Formation, Ballistic Missilie Defense Organization.
  • Gary Bust, University of Texas at Austin, Ionospheric Tomography Array, Air Force.
  • Russell D. Dupuis, University of Texas at Austin, Epitaxial Equipment for III-V Nitride Heterostructure Growth, Army.

The following have been compiled from M2 PressWIRE.

  • April 28, 2003. Contract with the Air Force:
    The University of Texas at Austin, Office of Sponsored Projects, Austin, Texas, is being awarded a $7,617,912 contract to develop, prototype, evaluate and demonstrate new polymorphous computing architecture technologies. Additionally, the scope of this program includes research activities related to cognitive information processing. This effort focuses on research and implementation demonstrating the scalability and morphability of the Tera-op Reliable and Intelligently Adaptive Processing System hardware and software systems. At this time, $1,326,616 of the funds has been obligated. Further funds will be obligated as individual delivery orders are issued. This work will be complete February 2006. Solicitation began July 2002, and negotiations were completed April 2003. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (F33615-06-C-4106).
  • May 2, 2003. Contract with the Navy:
    The Institute for Advanced Technology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, is being awarded a maximum $10,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for research, experimental studies, and engineering services for the Naval Electric Weapons and Sensors (NEWS) Program and other technically related programs and projects under cognizance of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division. This acquisition will support the NEWS team in its mission to provide systems engineering, weapons development, and weapon system capability assessments as well as research and development of new electromagnetic launcher development methodologies, technology assessments, technology-maturity strategies, and techniques in the areas of documentation, laboratory testing, computer simulations, electromagnetic launcher rail wear, and shot-life assessment. Work will be performed in Austin, Texas, and is expected to be completed by April 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren, Va., is the contracting activity (N00178-03-D-2022).

WINNERS OF THE FY 2003 COMPETITION OF THE DEFENSE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION PROGRAM

  • UT - Austin
    Principal Investigator - Noel T. Clemens
      Assoc Professor, Ph.D.
      Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
      Robert and Francis Stark Centennial Fellowship in Engineering
      two years of experience at Sandia National Laboratories
      National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellow in 1996
      affiliated with the Center for Aeromechanics Research (CAR)
    Brief Description - Particle Image Velocimetry for Study of Shock- Induced Turbulent Separation
    Awarding Office* - ARO
  • UT - Austin
    Principal Investigator - Robert E. Hebner
      Director, Ph.D.
      Center for Electromechanics
    Brief Description - Hysteresisgraph System
    Awarding Office - ONR
  • UT - Austin
    Principal Investigator - John T. Markert
      Research Professor, Ph.D.
      Department of Physics
      National Science Foundation; Texas Advanced Research Program; Welch Foundation; American Chemical   Society; Army; Xidex Corporation
    Brief Description - Scanning- Tunneling Microscope for Magnetic Resonance Force Microscopy
    Awarding Office - ARO
  • UTMB - Galveston
    Principal Investigator - Scott C. Weaver
      Professor, Ph.D. (tenured)
      Departments of Pathology and Microbiology & Immunology (national biodefense lab(pdf))
      Associate Director, WHO Collaborating Center for Tropical Diseases
    Brief Description - Automated Sequencing for Biological Defense Research
    Awarding Office - ARO
  • * The awarding offices are the Army Research Office (ARO), Office of Naval Research (ONR)

WINNERS OF THE FY 2000 COMPETITION OF THE DEFENSE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION PROGRAM

  • J.K. Aggarwal, University of Texas at Austin, Automatic Target Recognition and Automatic Recognition of Human Activities, Army
  • David Dolling, University of Texas at Austin, Continuous and "Limited-Sequence" High-Framing Rate Camera Systems, Army
  • Ray Chen, University of Texas at Austin, Phased Array Antenna Research, BMDO
  • Frank Lewis, University of Texas at Arlington, Supervisory and Motion Controller for Dynamical Systems, Army