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    Episode #53: Developing a “Window into the Brain” for Traumatic Injury Diagnosis

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    The number of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) casualties has increased tremendously, especially for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Soldiers who are exposed to IED associated blasts are often not aware of any resulting mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and return to duty without proper medical diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Thomas Meitzler, scientist at the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), and Dr. Joy Hirsch, professor at Columbia University and director of the Program for Imaging and Cognitive Sciences, will discuss a collaborative study to determine what areas of the brain are susceptible to damage and measure the neural circuitry engagement for TBI patients. The key goals of this project are to develop a pre and post deployment functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) protocol that identifies a specific neural signature from blast induced TBI in soldiers and to provide vehicle intelligence. The results of neuroimaging will be used to guide and monitor therapy, and prevent compounding injury by multiple blast exposures.U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center(TARDEC)TARDEC on TwitterProgram for Imaging and Cognitive SciencesThe appearance of advertising on this Web site, does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense, of the products or services advertised on this site.

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    Episode #33: The First "Robotics Rodeo" -- Innovative Unmanned Ground Systems Technologies:

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    Two seemingly unrelated U.S. Army organizations are gathering robotics experts and companies from across the country in search of innovative robotic solutions to save Soldier’s lives. Fort Hood’s III Corps and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) – are hosting a first-ever “Robotics Rodeo” this week at Fort Hood to encourage development of autonomous systems in support of our Nation’s war fighters. At 1400ET, on Sept. 9, Lt. Col. Barry “Chip” Daniels, Robotics Project Officer at III Corps, Ft. Hood, Texas, and Dr. Jim Overholt, director of the Joint Center for Robotics at TARDEC, will discuss the technologies witnessed at the Rodeo that will potentially benefit the Army’s robotics programs.The appearance of advertising on this Web site, does not constitute endorsement by the (Department of Defense), of the products or services advertised on this site.
    Robotics RodeoFort Hood, TexasUS Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC)

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    Episode #11: Weekly AFPS News Roundup for Nov. 12

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    In this week's AFPS podcast, President Obama and top defense officials attend a memorial service at Fort Hood and grief counsels from TAPS stand ready to help. Meanwhile, Veterans Day events included the launch of a new service organization and honors for Alma Powell, the wife of Former Secretary of State General Colin Powell. In other news, Iraq's parliament wins praise for passing a crucial election law, TARDEC research labs develop high-tech sensors for armored vehicles, large amounts of space debris trouble military scientists, a medical symposium aims to speed delivery of medical advances and the USS New York, made partly with steel from the World Trade Center is commissioned.

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    Episode #14: Chasing the Holy Grail of Power - An Inexpensive, Lightweight, and Reliable Battery

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    Sonja Gargies, Energy Storage Team Leader for the US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development Engineering Center (TARDEC), will discuss the Advanced Automotive Battery Initiative; how the Army collaborates with industry, academia and other government agencies; and the development of advanced-chemistry batteries for use in military ground vehicles and equipment.
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