Innovation from the inside out

ECBC biologist Crystal Harris works in the Environmental Monitoring Lab, a full-service laboratory for processing a high volume of samples, including soil, liquid, air, wipes, biological tissues and food for chemical or biological warfare material.

ECBC biologist Crystal Harris works in the Environmental Monitoring Lab, a full-service laboratory for processing a high volume of samples, including soil, liquid, air, wipes, biological tissues and food for chemical or biological warfare material. (U.S. Army photo by Conrad Johnson)

Critical mission inspire teamwork, collaboration

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For nearly 100 years, the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center has served the warfighter with latest protection, detection and decontamination technology and equipment. The evolution of the center, from developing the nation’s first protective mask to producing the technology set to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile in the coming months, has enabled ECBC to become the premier resource for research, engineering and operations solutions.

In December 2013, ECBC put the future first by investing in applied science proposals through its 219 Innovative Project Program. The program provides a platform for ideas that generates increased business from external customers and create a transition to the warfighter. In fiscal year 2013, the ECBC workforce submitted 34 proposals, nine of which were funded for the first Innovative Project Program.

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Army, race team prove to be winning combo

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REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. — A car racing icon and the Army’s Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center here have continued to collaborate to support the Warfighter.

Jack Roush Sr., team owner and CEO of Roush-Fenway Racing, first partnered with AMRDEC in fall 2003, when Gen. Paul Kern, then the commander of the Army Materiel Command, directed the leveraging of racing technologies to support the Soldier.

The Roush team allowed AMRDEC to test and prove out new materials, coatings, processes and nanotechnology. Current efforts include sharing test data on windshield multi-layer tear-offs, like those used on Black Hawk helicopters, and diamond coatings for wear resistance.

“We have brought in Roush expertise and expanded the Army’s prototyping capabilities through advanced materials and processes,” said Kris Walker, AMRDEC team leader. “Given Jack Roush’s many resources, vast aerospace capabilities, patriotism and love of Soldiers — this is a very mutually beneficial partnership.”

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AMRDEC electricians meet mission, wire-by-wire

AMC commander visits AMRDEC PIF
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – Creating and cutting cable for prototype Army vehicles is serious business here.

At the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center’s Prototype Integration Facility, everything is rapid-response. Schedules drive the work force and are quite apparent for the men and women who work in the Cable Lab, where 19 electrical technicians build and process 300 to 400 cables a week.

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