Out of 36 proposals, ONR officials chose five winning topics for fiscal year 2012. Each will receive a four-year award worth approximately $1.5 million annually.
The five topics and their respective program officers are:
– Decentralized On-line Optimization; Dr. Don Wagner, Dr. Behzad Kamgar-Parsi, Dr. Jason Stack and Marc Steinberg
The goal of this research is to develop theory and computational methods for solving resource-optimization problems under the assumption that information is revealed incrementally and follows a decentralized decision process.
– Carbon Molecular Electronics; Dr. Chagaan Baatar and Dr. Paul Armistead
The objective of this research is to encourage innovation in bottom-up chemical synthesis and assembly of graphene and other carbon-based electronic devices and circuits with atomic precision and Angstrom resolution.
– Co-prime Sensor Array Signal Processing: A New Framework for Reduced Complexity Sensing; Dr. John Tague and Dr. Rabinder Madan
The research will establish the theory of co-prime sensor array aperture design and signal processing.
– Understanding and Characterizing Intuition for More Effective Small Unit Decision-Making Training Technologies; Dr. Ivy Estabrooke and Cmdr. Joseph Cohn
Researchers will characterize intuitive decision making and develop training technologies to enhance it.
– Couplings-Ocean to Space or Ionospheric Drivers from Below; Scott Budzien
The research will address new fundamental, multidisciplinary science questions about the coupling of near space-the Earth’s upper atmosphere, 20-100 kilometers above sea level-to the physical processes below.
via Military.com, full article here.