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An Evaluation of the National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellows Program

June, 2017
The DoD established the National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowships (NSSEFF) program, now Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship (VBFF), in 2008 to support university faculty and scientists to conduct potentially ....
UXO Burial Prediction Fidelity: A Summary

July, 2017
IDA explored the fidelity of computational models for predicting the initial penetration depth of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) in underwater sites.
Live-Site UXO Classification Demonstrations: A Retrospective Summary (Poster)

October, 2017
This poster highlights a series of increasingly challenging live-site demonstrations to explore the capability of advanced geophysical classification for remediating landing of unexploded ordnance.
Significance of Rib Fractures Potentially Caused by Blunt-Impact Non-Lethal Weapons

March, 2017
Non-lethal weapons are designed and employed to immediately and reversibly incapacitate targeted personnel or materiel, while minimizing fatalities, permanent injuries to personnel, and undesired damage to property.
Vehicle Blast Protection Efficiency Analysis and Evaluation

September, 2016
Vehicle designers, analysts, and program managers can exploit the upper bound analysis in a practical fashion to assess vehicle designs, simulations, and experiments to evaluate performance in a way that allows comparison amo....
Comparison of Constant Acceleration and Dynamic Response Index Lethality Criteria

September, 2016
This paper examines how the results of the fixed-acceleration threshold analysis relate to more complex criteria.
Estimating Potential Benefits of Energy Dissipation Underbody Barrier for Improving Vehicle Blast Protection

September, 2015
IDA developed a simplified first-principle model to estimate the momentum transfer from soil to the vehicle during the impact of the fast moving soil with the underbody.
Reenergizing U.S. Space Nuclear Power Generation

May, 2011
This report presents an argument for reenergizing U. S. space nuclear reactor development. Over the next 10 to 20 years, missions with high power requirements (200 kWe or greater) will be essential to maintaining U.S. freedom....
Effectiveness of Intelligent Tutoring Systems: A Meta-Analytic Review

February, 2016
This review describes a meta-analysis of findings from 50 controlled evaluations of intelligent computer tutoring systems.
Review and Assessment of Personnel Competencies and Job Description Models and Methods

April, 2016
Competencies can be defined as observable and measureable patterns of knowledge, abilities, skills, and other characteristics that individuals need to be successful in their position for an organizations.

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