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2015-2016

ASSESSMENT OF THE ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORY

Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Board

Laboratory Assessments Board

Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

A Report of

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ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORY TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT BOARD

JENNIE S. HWANG, NAE,1 H-Technologies Group, Chair

KENNETH R. BOFF, Socio-Technical Sciences

MARK EBERHART, Colorado School of Mines

GEORGE (RUSTY) T. GRAY III, Los Alamos National Laboratory

PRABHAT HAJELA, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

WESLEY L. HARRIS, NAE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

ALAN NEEDLEMAN, NAE, Texas A&M University

Staff

LIZA HAMILTON, Associate Program Officer

EVA LABRE, Administrative Coordinator

JAMES P. McGEE, Director

ARUL MOZHI, Senior Program Officer

PANEL ON BALLISTICS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING AT THE ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORY

GEORGE (RUSTY) T. GRAY III, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Chair

CHARLES E. ANDERSON, JR., CEA Consulting

MELVIN R. BAER, Sandia National Laboratories (retired)

CAMERON R. (DALE) BASS, Duke University

ELLIOT L. CHAIKOF, NAM,2 Harvard Medical School

J. GARY EDEN, NAE, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

ROGER GHANEM, University of Southern California

ZELDA GILLS, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

MICHAEL JAFFE, New Jersey Institute of Technology

JERRY A. KRILL, Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory

WILLIAM S. MARRAS, NAE, Ohio State University

ALLAN T. MENSE, Raytheon Missile Systems

GARY L. MESSING, Pennsylvania State University

ALAN NEEDLEMAN, NAE, Texas A&M University

DONALD PROSNITZ, Independent Consultant

GEORGE C. SCHATZ, NAS,3 Northwestern University

FRANK J. SERNA, Charles Stark Draper Laboratory

JOSEPH E. SHEPHERD, California Institute of Technology

LESLIE E. SMITH, National Institute of Standards and Technology (retired)

STEVEN F. SON, Purdue University

GHATU SUBHASH, University of Florida

TRACY J. VOGLER, Sandia National Laboratories

ELIHU ZIMET, Independent Consultant

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1 Member, National Academy of Engineering.

2 Member, National Academy of Medicine.

3 Member, National Academy of Sciences.

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PANEL ON HUMAN FACTORS SCIENCE AT THE ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORY

KENNETH R. BOFF, Socio-Technical Sciences, Chair

HERBERT H. BELL, Air Force Research Laboratory (retired)

BRUCE G. BERG, University of California, Irvine

MICHAEL L. BONINGER, NAM, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

LINDA NG BOYLE, University of Washington

BARRETT S. CALDWELL, Purdue University

BARBARA A. DOSHER, NAS, University of California, Irvine

FRANCIS (FRANK) T. DURSO, Georgia Institute of Technology

HOWARD EGETH, Johns Hopkins University

RALPH R. ETIENNE-CUMMINGS, Johns Hopkins University

JOHN H. (JACK) HAMMOND, Lockheed Martin (retired)

MOSHE KAM, New Jersey Institute of Technology

JOHN LACH, University of Virginia

MARGARET L. LOPER, Georgia Tech Research Institute

WILLIAM W. LYTTON, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

STEPHEN C. MERRIMAN, The Boeing Company

KATHERINE L. MORSE, Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory

SHRIKANTH (SHRI) S. NARAYANAN, University of Southern California

BARBARA G. SHINN-CUNNINGHAM, Boston University

MARY C. WHITTON, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

KING-HAY YANG, Wayne State University

PANEL ON INFORMATION SCIENCE AT THE ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORY

PRABHAT HAJELA, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Chair

TILAK AGERWALA, International Business Machines Corporation (retired)

JEAN M. ANDINO, Arizona State University

DAVID W. AUCSMITH, University of Washington

PETER A. BELING, University of Virginia

RONALD J. BRACHMAN, Cornell Tech

KATHLEEN M. CARLEY, Carnegie Mellon University

JOHN M. CARROLL, Pennsylvania State University

VINTON G. CERF, Google, Inc.

BRONIS R. DE SUPINSKI, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

MARK E. DEAN, NAE, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

MICHAEL J. FRANKLIN, University of California, Berkeley

IRENE GREIF, NAE, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center (retired)

JONATHAN GRUDIN, Microsoft Research

VERLIN B. HINSZ, North Dakota State University

BARRY M. HOROWITZ, NAE, University of Virginia

MARY JANE IRWIN, NAE, Pennsylvania State University

JAMES T. KAJIYA, NAE, Tolt Machine Works, Inc.

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GEORGE KARYPIS, University of Minnesota

CHARLES E. KOLB, NAE, Aerodyne Research, Inc.

VIPIN KUMAR, University of Minnesota

JOHN M. LANICCI, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

GUY M. LOHMAN, IBM Research—Almaden Center

KYRAN D. MISH, Sandia National Laboratories

J. GREGORY MORRISETT, Cornell University

RANDOLPH L. MOSES, Ohio State University

JOSE M.F. MOURA, NAE, Carnegie Mellon University

LINDA A. NESS, Independent Consultant

AROGYASWAMI J. PAULRAJ, NAE, Stanford University

RADIA PERLMAN, NAE, EMC Corporation

KALYAN PERUMALLA, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

STEVEN J. WALLACH, NAE, Micron Technology, Inc.

PANEL ON MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING AT THE ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORY

MARK E. EBERHART, Colorado School of Mines, Chair

RICHARD C. ALKIRE, NAE, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

STANLEY ATCITTY, Sandia National Laboratories

MICHAEL BASKES, NAE, Mississippi State University

JOSEPH J. BEAMAN, JR., NAE, University of Texas, Austin

WILLIAM J. BOETTINGER, NAE, National Institute of Standards and Technology (retired)

PAUL V. BRAUN, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

LALIT C. CHHABILDAS, Air Force Research Laboratory (retired)

DIANNE CHONG, The Boeing Company (retired)

STEPHEN CREAGER, Clemson University

NEIL A. DUFFIE, University of Wisconsin, Madison

HORACIO D. ESPINOSA, Northwestern University

MICHAEL ETTENBERG, NAE, Dolce Technologies

JAMES S. HARRIS, NAE, Stanford University

W. JOHN KAO, University of Wisconsin, Madison

THOMAS L. KOCH, NAE, University of Arizona

CHRISTIAN MAILHIOT, Sandia National Laboratories

CHRIS A. MARIANETTI, Columbia University

MARC A. MEYERS, University of California, San Diego

DAVID J. MOONEY, NAE/NAM, Harvard University

DUNCAN T. MOORE, NAE, University of Rochester

KARIN M. RABE, NAS, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey

KRISHNA RAJAN, University of Buffalo, State University of New York

ALAN S. RUDOLPH, Colorado State University

ROBERT E. SCHAFRIK, NAE, General Electric Aviation (retired)

STEWART A. SILLING, Sandia National Laboratories

NARESH N. THADHANI, Georgia Institute of Technology

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PANEL ON MECHANICAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING AT THE ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORY

WESLEY L. HARRIS, NAE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chair

RUZENA K. BAJCSY, NAE/NAM, University of California, Berkeley

L. CATHERINE BRINSON, Northwestern University

FRANCESCO BULLO, University of California, Santa Barbara

FU-KUO CHANG, Stanford University

GLENN S. DAEHN, Ohio State University

GREGORY D. HAGER, Johns Hopkins University

RAINER HEBERT, University of Connecticut

AYANNA M. HOWARD, Georgia Institute of Technology

AGNES C. KLUCHA, UTC Aerospace Systems

WILLIAM Q. MEEKER, JR., Iowa State University

DAVID A. PETERS, Washington University

ARMANDO A. RODRIGUEZ, Arizona State University

KENNETH M. ROSEN, NAE, Aero-Science Technology Associates, LLC

JAYANT S. SABNIS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MICHAEL SALKIND, Indus International, Inc.

F. STAN SETTLES, NAE, University of Southern California

JULIE A. SHAH, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

WILLIAM A. SIRIGNANO, NAE, University of California, Irvine

EDWARD C. SMITH, Pennsylvania State University

CHARLES E. THORPE, Clarkson University

RYAN B. WICKER, University of Texas, El Paso

DENNIS F. WILKIE, NAE, Ford Motor Company and Motorola, Inc. (retired)

HOLLY YANCO, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

BEN T. ZINN, NAE, Georgia Institute of Technology

PANEL ON ASSESSMENT AND ANALYSIS AT THE ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORY

ALAN NEEDLEMAN, NAE, Texas A&M University, Chair

STEVEN M. BELLOVIN, NAE, Columbia University

CARY F. CHABALOWSKI, Michigan Technological University

LESTER A. FOSTER III, Electronic Warfare Associates

ROGER GHANEM, University of Southern California

TERRY P. LEWIS, Raytheon Company

STEVEN B. LIPNER, Independent Consultant

GREG H. PARLIER, Independent Consultant

JILL H. SMITH, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics RDE Center (retired)

JAMES J. STREILEIN, Independent Consultant

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LABORATORY ASSESSMENTS BOARD

JOHN W. LYONS, NAE, National Defense University (retired), Chair

ROSS B. COROTIS, NAE, University of Colorado, Boulder

PAUL A. FLEURY, NAS/NAE, Yale University

C. WILLIAM GEAR, NAE, Princeton University

WESLEY L. HARRIS, NAE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

JENNIE S. HWANG, NAE, H-Technologies Group

W. CARL LINEBERGER, NAS, University of Colorado, Boulder

C. KUMAR N. PATEL, NAS/NAE, Pranalytica, Inc.

ELSA REICHMANIS, NAE, Georgia Institute of Technology

LYLE H. SCHWARTZ, NAE, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (retired)

Staff

LIZA HAMILTON, Associate Program Officer

EVA LABRE, Administrative Coordinator

JAMES P. McGEE, Director

ARUL MOZHI, Senior Program Officer

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Acknowledgment of Reviewers

This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this report:

Rodney J. Clifton, NAE, Brown University,

Nancy J. Cooke, Arizona State University,

Earl H. Dowell, NAE,1 Duke University,

William D. Gropp, NAE, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,

W. Carl Lineberger, NAS,2 University of Colorado, Boulder,

Dwight C. Streit, NAE, University of California, Los Angeles, and

Donna K. Vargas, Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations, nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by David E. Crow, NAE, University of Connecticut, who was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring board and the institution.

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1 Member, National Academy of Engineering.

2 Member, National Academy of Sciences.

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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Board (ARLTAB) provides biennial assessments of the scientific and technical quality of the research, development, and analysis programs at the Army Research Laboratory (ARL), focusing on ballistics sciences, human sciences, information sciences, materials sciences, and mechanical sciences. This biennial report summarizes the findings of the ARLTAB from the reviews conducted by the panels in 2015 and 2016 and subsumes the 2015-2016 interim report.

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