Implementation Strategies for Emerging Materials and Biotechnology


  1. Nethercote, W.C.E.
  2. Hiltz, J.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
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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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
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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