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Advancing a number of technologies to help sustain the F-15 fleet

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Beneath the surface

Ultrasound and X-ray are just some of the ways we can look below the surface of a structure without damage.

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Enabling hypersonic travel

UDRI will develop a subscale hypersonic flight-test vehicle.

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New lab will have wings

A C-130 at UDRI headquarters will help researchers advance technology for legacy aircraft sustainment.

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UDRI Research Statistics


among all colleges/universities in the nation for sponsored research and development in materials engineering


among Ohio colleges/universities for federally sponsored research and development in engineering


among Catholic colleges/universities in the nation for sponsored R&D in both engineering and materials

Research Capabilities

Advanced Manufacturing

UDRI excels in advanced manufacturing fields such as robotics and automation, manufacturing autonomy, additive manufacturing, manufacturing assistance, and technology integration.

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UDRI provides open and interoperable architectures in sensing, sensor-controls to advance efficiency in manufacturing, mixed reality technology, and autonomous intelligent agents.

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Energy and Power

UDRI provides research and applied solutions on energy topics, including fuels, combustion, and alternative energy and power sources, and on environmental science and engineering issues.

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Human Technologies

UDRI designs and runs successful experimental protocols, evaluates software and products for usability, and develops new and innovative technologies to improve human performance.

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UDRI's designs, analyzes, builds, tests, transitions, and sustains innovative and reliable materials, components, and structures for hypersonic vehicles and their operation.

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UDRI offers expertise in advanced materials research, including ceramics, glasses, and electrical, magnetic and optical materials. We also provide research in new organic polymer-based composites.

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UDRI sensors research and development solves client challenges with innovative technologies. We employ full-time researchers, academics, students, and others to fulfill these objectives.

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UDRI creates total solutions in hardware, software, and algorithms. We also offer proven capabilities, methods, structures, resources, and strategies resulting in reliable software solutions.

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Structures and Systems

UDRI's research in aerospace, ground, industrial, and test systems solves structural safety, durability, and reliability problems through the development and application of new technology.

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UDRI's integrated interdisciplinary teams solve aging system problems by using advanced technologies in order to increase performance levels and reduce maintenance costs.

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