Purdue University and Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division have unveiled two cooperative research agreements as part of a recently-announced R&D collaboration. The projects involve improved communications and eliminating dangerous laptops and other electronics.
Global Security and Defense Innovation Interim Director Daniel DeLaurentis is leading the communications project. It involves building building computer models to help coordinate information between Navy technology including ship radar and satellite sensors. The systems, DeLaurentis says, will be designed to detect possible threats.
The second project, led by Henry B. Hass Distinguished Professor in Analytical Chemistry R. Graham Cooks, focuses on detecting differences between authentic and counterfeit electronic components. It will use mass spectrometry to examine the products and filter out potential fake components.
Each multi-year agreement includes the potential for increased scope and funding levels. They come on the heels of this month’s announcement that Purdue University and the Purdue Research Foundation would join forces with WestGate Authority and NSWC Crane. As part of that partnership, Purdue is providing programming, entrepreneurial services and intellectual property support for WestGate tenants. Indiana University is also exploring partnership opportunities at WestGate.