CHART 5-7 Microscopic Magnetic Detectors

Technology

Triggers and Observables

Millimeter-sized magnetic detectors that require volume under 0.5 cm3 and ultralow power.

New commercial products or research devices that would enable functional imaging in traditional application environments.

Accessibility

Maturity

Consequence

Level 2

Alert

Imaging device with extreme portability and many more channels of data. It would give the developer a revolutionary advantage in understanding of neural behavior in realistic situations.

CHART 5-8 Sophisticated Distributed Human-Machine Systems

Technology

Triggers and Observables

Software or robotic assistants for advanced sensor grids, control and coordination of unmanned autonomous systems, advanced command posts and intelligence analyst workbenches, coordination of joint or coalition operations, logistics, and information assurance.

  • Research papers.

  • Commercial products.

Accessibility

Maturity

Consequence

Level 2

Alert

This technology would greatly enhance the cognitive or physical performance of warfighters and decision-makers or allow them to coordinate the actions of autonomous systems with much-improved effectiveness.



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