Implementation Strategies for Emerging Materials and Biotechnology

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Authors
  1. Nethercote, W.C.E.
  2. Hiltz, J.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
An implementation strategy for Emerging Materials and Biotechnology, one of twenty one new R&D activities identified in the Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Technology Investment Strategy, is proposed. The proposal recommends four foci for this new activity; Focus A - Functional Materials for Transducers, Actuators, and Smart Structures, Focus B - Substitution of Conventional Materials by Tailored Polymers, Focus C - Synthesis of Military Materials by Molecular Manufacturing Techniques, and Focus D - Biotechnology for the Protection of CF Personnel. The selection of foci was based on surveys of approximately 50 experts in these fields and a limited literature review. Straw-man research activities and levels of effort (with guidance from ADM S&T) based on possible scenarios for future staffing are delineated. It is recommended that Focus A be implemented at both DREA and RMC, Focus B be implemented at DREA, Focus C at NRC/IAR, and Focus D at a new Section at DRES.

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Keywords
Emerging materials;Biotechnology;Implementation strategy;Smart materials;Biomaterials;Molecular manufacturing;Tailored polymers;Smart materials;Smart structures;Shape memory alloys;Magnetic shape memory alloys;Literture surveys;DRDC (Defence Research and Development Canada);Defence R&D Canada;Defence technologies;Emerging Trends;Investment strategy
Report Number
DREA-TR-2001-161 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Dec 2001
Number of Pages
67
DSTKIM No
CA020660
CANDIS No
517382
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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