Promoting Innovative R&D for Today and the Future
Investments cultivated and managed by the Technology Office support the development of new Mission Critical Technology for national security. Impactful projects in Emerging Technology, many of which take a decade or more to come to fruition, push the very frontiers of technology development. We also focus on fostering Innovation and Collaboration, both of which are essential to sustaining long-term technical excellence and relevance. The Artificial Intelligence Group, under the direction of the Technology Office, was recently established to advance R&D in AI being conducted across all Laboratory areas to expand capabilities to meet a broad spectrum of needs. We are also leading a Laboratory-wide effort to advance Climate Change Technology for National Security.
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New machine learning methods capture statistical features within sonar data to distinguish between sound sources.
New navigation and vehicle autonomy algorithms consider which tasks humans and autonomous systems respectively do best, with the goal of improving search path planning and object classification in underwater environments.
With the goal of enabling navigation in environments where GPS is unavailable or unreliable, researchers are developing algorithms to fuse information across a network of small, low-power radio-frequency devices.