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GTRI Welcomes Five U.S. Service Members into Hiring Our Heroes Program

GTRI has welcomed its second Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) cohort, which includes five service members from the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. HOH is a nationwide initiative to help service members, military spouses, and veterans find meaningful employment opportunities.

Color Change in Space Materials May Help Measure Degradation Remotely

For the next six months, a camera system on the exterior of the International Space Station will be snapping photos of more than a dozen different material samples, gathering detailed information that will help researchers determine how – and why – the harsh conditions of space affect these materials.

Quick Reference Handbook Helps Crews Diagnose In-Flight Emergencies

In-flight emergencies occur infrequently on military aircraft, but when they do happen, flight crews must be able to quickly determine what action to take. A new electronic Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) could soon give crews of KC-135 Stratotankers an app-based resource to help them quickly diagnose problems and identify solutions.

Eleven U.S. Military Officers Join GTRI's Military Graduate Research Program

GTRI has welcomed the fall 2022 cohort into its Military Graduate Research Program (MGRP). MGRP offers U.S military personnel the opportunity to conduct Department of Defense-related research in a GTRI lab while simultaneously obtaining a master's degree in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM)-related program at Georgia Tech.

GTRI Helps Develop Wearable Sensor System to Prevent Heat Injuries Among Soldiers

GTRI is collaborating with the U.S. Army in the development of its Health Readiness and Performance System (HRAPS), which is a wearable sensor system that provides real-time monitoring of the physiological and geolocation data of soldiers during high-intensity training exercises.

USG Names Three GTRI Employees Regents' Researchers

The University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents (BOR) has appointed three GTRI employees with the title of Regents' Researcher, the highest research recognition conferred by the USG. The three researchers are Stephen Balakirsky, Ph.D., Anita Pavadore, Ph.D., and Margaret Loper, Ph.D., who was reappointed.

PNT Chain Technique Could Help UAVs Navigate in a GPS-Denied World

GPS signals are critical to military navigation, particularly for small and inexpensive autonomous UAVs where size, weight, and power (SWaP) limitations are critical. But because they rely on low-power radio frequency signals from orbiting satellites, these GPS navigation systems are susceptible to disruption by adversaries.

3D Study of “Gigantic Jet” Provides New Insights into Upward Lightning Bursts

A detailed 3D study of a massive electrical discharge that rose 50 miles into space above an Oklahoma thunderstorm has provided new information about an elusive atmospheric phenomenon known as gigantic jets. The Oklahoma discharge was the most powerful gigantic jet studied so far, carrying 100 times as much electrical charge as a typical thunderstorm lightning bolt.

GTRI Uses AR and Line-of-Sight Calculations to Outsmart the Enemy

GTRI is using augmented reality and line-of-sight calculations to facilitate improved nonverbal and distance communication between ground troops about the location of adversaries during operations.

Georgia High Schoolers Gain Real-World STEM Experience at GTRI's Summer Internship Program

This summer, GTRI hosted 65 high school students from 13 Georgia school districts for its annual internship program. During the five-week event, interns gained real-world STEM experience and caught a glimpse into what a future STEM career could look like.