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1 Office of the Vice President for Research N ORMAN C AMPUS AND N ORMAN C AMPUS P ROGRAMS AT OU-T ULSA The Defense, Security, and Intelligence (DSI) Initiative at the University of Oklahoma Kelvin K. Droegemeier Vice President for Research

2 Office of the Vice President for Research N ORMAN C AMPUS AND N ORMAN C AMPUS P ROGRAMS AT OU-T ULSA NSF Commerce (mainly NOAA) DoEd NASA HHS (mainly NIH) DOE DOD (6.3%)Motivation

3 Office of the Vice President for Research N ORMAN C AMPUS AND N ORMAN C AMPUS P ROGRAMS AT OU-T ULSAMotivation

4 Office of the Vice President for Research N ORMAN C AMPUS AND N ORMAN C AMPUS P ROGRAMS AT OU-T ULSAMotivation

5 Office of the Vice President for Research N ORMAN C AMPUS AND N ORMAN C AMPUS P ROGRAMS AT OU-T ULSA Our Goal Via a Strategic Initiative in Defense, Security and Intelligence (DSI) Research, we seek to increase substantially OU’s success in basic research, applied development, consulting and training in areas for which we traditionally have not been a significant player, but for which considerable opportunity exists

6 Office of the Vice President for Research N ORMAN C AMPUS AND N ORMAN C AMPUS P ROGRAMS AT OU-T ULSA What We Hope to Achieve Greater involvement in activities that support our Nation’s security and enhance its capabilities Creation of a much broader opportunity space for faculty research and development, particularly in areas of application; More effective alignment between OU’s R&D portfolio and that of the Federal government, going well beyond agencies for which OU has traditionally received the bulk of its funding (e.g., NSF, NOAA, NIH); More effective translation of basic research outcomes into operational technologies and services for society, especially in areas of national interest, as well as new modalities of engagement with private industry; Considerable progression in OU’s administrative frameworks and business processes, leading not only to greater funding opportunities but also to options for driving necessary change in other areas; Increasing the value of OU to the State and Nation by expanding OU’s R&D portfolio and positioning it to take a leadership role in important priority areas Increase the opportunity and probability of success of attracting other Federal agencies to campus; Increased stature for the University as a comprehensive research institution

7 Office of the Vice President for Research N ORMAN C AMPUS AND N ORMAN C AMPUS P ROGRAMS AT OU-T ULSA Our Strategy Inventory our strengths and determine alignments with key agencies/companies to focus on deep engagements – and show success to build credibility and increase understanding Focus specifically on faculty who have the greatest potential for DSI engagement. Educate researchers about the differences between traditional (NSF, NOAA, NASA) research activities and those in the DSI space Support researchers in finding opportunities, meeting with program personnel, conveying their capabilities, developing white papers and proposals, executing projects, making their work known, obtaining positions on key advisory committees (driving the national agenda), and developing trust relationships so OU is known as an institution that delivers the goods Hire outstanding talent (faculty, students) who have requisite capabilities and can work on secure projects Bring on non-faculty researchers who can focus exclusively on DSI R&D Build awareness of OU’s capabilities and resources via presentations, booths at key shows/meetings, increased presence in regular and social media Engage expert consultants who can help make connections and guide our thinking Develop new facilities (e.g., SCIF) to support classified work Establish contract vehicles and internal support processes

8 Office of the Vice President for Research N ORMAN C AMPUS AND N ORMAN C AMPUS P ROGRAMS AT OU-T ULSA Execution of Strategy DSI effort started in 2010 with strong support from University leadership – Stewarded by Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier and Mr. Danny Hilliard – Engagement of Patton Boggs and Hyjek & Fix – Deep analysis of strengths and agency alignments – Identification of faculty and special orientation sessions – Search for DSI Director – Creation of Center for Applied R&D (CARD) In 2012, Dr. Robert Palmer joined the VPR Office and now stewards the DSI program, assisted by Dr. Mark Yeary, Senior Faculty Fellow and the entire OU DSI team – Opportunity capture, team assembly, agency visits, faculty education, etc External consulting team: Steptoe and Johnson, Van Scoyoc Assocites, Capitol Decisions OU team meets regularly and has bi-weekly conference calls with DC consultants

9 Office of the Vice President for Research N ORMAN C AMPUS AND N ORMAN C AMPUS P ROGRAMS AT OU-T ULSA Execution of Strategy OU Center for Research Program Development and Enrichment (CRPDE) supports proposal development, presentations for visits with agency personnel In 2012, OU hired a cluster of four radar researchers in the DSI space Now hiring several permanent staff scientists and engineers Now evaluating opportunities for faculty to serve on agency committees Working to establish contract vehicles, especially ID/IQ Re-establishing facility security clearance Efforts underway to evaluate creation of a SCIF on the Research Campus

10 Office of the Vice President for Research N ORMAN C AMPUS AND N ORMAN C AMPUS P ROGRAMS AT OU-T ULSA The University of Oklahoma has a dedicated office responsible for handling various types of restricted research projects including export controlled, classified, U.S. Government Official Use Only (FOUO) Director is Gretta Rowold Managing Restricted Projects

11 Office of the Vice President for Research N ORMAN C AMPUS AND N ORMAN C AMPUS P ROGRAMS AT OU-T ULSA Radar and Remote Sensing: Synthetic Aperture Radar, Cognitive Radar, Conformal Antennas/RFID, Digital Arrays, Cylindrical Phased Array Radar, Spectrum Sharing, low-SWaP UAS, Numerical Weather Prediction, Data Assimilation Advanced Materials: Solid-State Electronics, Thin Film Crystal, High-Powered Transistors, Mid-IR Lasers/Detectors, Uncooled Mid-IR Detectors, Weapons Detection, Bio-Fuels, Nanotechnology Social and Behavioral Science: Detection of Human Deception, Tracking/Assessment of Threats International Security and Multi-Cultural Relations: Nuclear Materials Security, Foreign Culture and Language, Cyber Security, Containerized Freight Security Human Health: Medical Imaging, Traumatic Brain Injury, Diabetes, Cancer, Hearing Blast Damage, Hearing Damage Assessment Aerospace/UAS: Carbon Composites, Energy Harvesting, RF Navigation, Jamming, Digital Scene Recognition, Border Surveillance Computer Systems: Networks, Communications Technology, Robotics, Data Mining Computer Weather Modeling: Multi-Sensor Data Assimilation (Especially Radar), Fine-Scale Numerical Analysis and Prediction, Ensemble Forecasting, Dynamic On-Demand Prediction Faculty Strengths

12 Office of the Vice President for Research N ORMAN C AMPUS AND N ORMAN C AMPUS P ROGRAMS AT OU-T ULSA Recent Engagements Federal Agencies / Organizations – NNSA Kansas City Plant – Scott AFB – ARL – JPL – AFRL (Sensors Directorate) – Sandia National Laboratory – DARPA – AFOSR – Pentagon – AF – ONR – Crane Navel Base – Jason Group Briefing Private Sector Companies – CGI – CAT – BAE – BAH – AAI – MITRE – Northrop Grumman – LMCO – Raytheon – SRC – Toshiba – Ball – TriQuint Active DSI Projects

13 Office of the Vice President for Research N ORMAN C AMPUS AND N ORMAN C AMPUS P ROGRAMS AT OU-T ULSA Since the start of DSI in 2010, DoD expenditures have increased 180% Although growth is good, more substantial gains are possible Funding Growth DSI Start

14 Office of the Vice President for Research N ORMAN C AMPUS AND N ORMAN C AMPUS P ROGRAMS AT OU-T ULSA Credibility Assessment and Intelligence Analysis Training in a Serious Game Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) $10,700,000 Norah Dunbar, Communications Fundamental Research On The Biological Stability Of Future Naval Fuels And Implications For The Biocorrosion Of Metallic Surfaces (MURI) U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Naval Research $4,499, Joseph Suflita, Botany/Microbiology Rapid Deduction of Stress Response Pathways in Metal and Radionuclide Reducing Bacteria: Phase 2 Molecular Determinants of Community Activity, Stability and Ecology (MDCASE) (ESPP2) U.S. Department of Energy, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory $3,349, Jizhong Zhou, Botany/Microbiology Investigation of Lightning Initiation and Propagation in Relation to the Occurrence of Extensive Air Showers of Cosmic Rays U.S. Department of Defense, Advanced Research Projects Agency $1,304, William Beasley, Meteorology Low Noise interband Cascade Photodetectors U.S. DoD, Air Force Office of Scientific Research $1,000, Rui Yang, ECE Instrumentation for Metabolic State Profiling Using Mass Spectrometry Molecular Imaging U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Naval Research $703, Joseph Suflita, Botany/Microbiology Integrated Stable Isotope Reactive Transport Model Approach for Assessment of Chlorinated Solvent Degradation U.S. Department of Defense $696, Richard Philp, CBME A Rydberg Atom Electric Field Sensor U.S. DoD, Advanced Research Projects Agency $628, James Shaffer, Physics Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Carbon Nanotube Hierarchical Structure in Multifunctional Polymer U.S. Department of Defense, EPSCoR $598, Mrinal Saha, CBME Advanced Multi-Moment Microphysics for Precipitation and Tropical Cyclone Forecast Improvement within COAMPS U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Naval Research $592, Ming Xue, Meteorology Understanding the Role of Cloud Microphysics in the Initiation and Propagation of Natural and Triggered Lightning U.S. Department of Defense, Advanced Research Projects Agency $532, William Beasley, Meteorology Sample Funded Projects

15 Office of the Vice President for Research N ORMAN C AMPUS AND N ORMAN C AMPUS P ROGRAMS AT OU-T ULSA Adaptive Radar Data Quality Control and Ensemble-Based Assimilation for Analyzing and Forecasting High-Impact Weather U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Naval Research $438, Qin Xu, NOAA/NSSL/CIMMS Novel Enzyme Prodrug and Methionine-Depletion Combination Therapy Breast Cancer Designed for Effective Delivery to the Tumor U.S. Department of Defense, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Progs $425, Roger Harrison, CBME A Study of Metabolic Relationships in Corrosive Marine Biofilms Using Ambient Molecular Imaging Mass Spectrometry U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Naval Research $396, Joseph Suflita, Botany, Microbiology Progression of Bone Changes after Lower Limb Amputation U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command $364, Debra Bemben, Health and Exercise Science Multi-scale Predictability with a New Coupled Non-hydrostatic Global Model over the Arctic U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Naval Research $306, Steven Cavallo, Meteorology Nuclear Facility Siting and Risk Communication Sandia Laboratories $519, Hank Jenkins-Smith, Political Science Progression of Bone Changes after Lower Limb Amputation U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command $364, Debra Bemben, Health and Exercise Sciences Weather Decision Making in the Cockpit Atmospheric Technology Services Company, LLC $315, Rickey Thomas, Psychology National Security Survey 2011 Sandia Laboratories $268, Hank Jenkins-Smith, Political Science Interviewing Dynamics and Strategies in Law Enforcement Interviews CIA $240, Norah Dunbar, Communications Intelligent Aviation Weather Hazard Radar Sensors for UAV: System Integration, Signal Processor and Flight Test Support Intelligent Automation, Inc $200, Yan Zhang, ECE Compliant Thin Film Growth on Nano-Engineered Substrates Amethyst Research Inc $175, Michael Santos, Physics 3D Capacitance Simulation of Quantum Devices Sandia Laboratories $160, Harold Stalford, AME Energy Harvesting for Small Air Vehicles Design Intelligence Inc. $137, M Altan, AME Sample Funded Projects

16 Office of the Vice President for Research N ORMAN C AMPUS AND N ORMAN C AMPUS P ROGRAMS AT OU-T ULSA Recently started small contract with CGI on TPQ-36 and TPQ-37 Firefinder radar support Active discussions with Commuter Air Technology in OKC on ISR work related to antennas, composite, radar development Recently hosted Raytheon for deep discussions on MPAR involvement and the CPPAR project Pursuing several opportunities with AFRL on passive radar, spectrum sharing, sensor exploitation, etc. DARPA “Arrays in Commercial Timescales (ACT)” program is about to begin with deep involvement in digital phased arrays Possible ONR/DURIP proposal for development of a mobile RF test range for airborne/UAS testing About to begin small project with the NNSA Kansas City Plant (KCP) on Ka-band radar development Several SBIR/STTR projects submitted with small companies inside and outside Oklahoma Awaiting news on several proposals to the Army on blast-induced hearing loss/assessment/prevention Seriously considering development of SCIF for classified research Recent and Emerging Activities

17 Office of the Vice President for Research N ORMAN C AMPUS AND N ORMAN C AMPUS P ROGRAMS AT OU-T ULSA A state-of-the-art cleanroom (class 1,000/10,000) is the primary experimental facility Mars Rover POC: Z. Shi Uncooled Mid-IR Detectors Thermal imaging Man-portable weapons (e.g., gases) detection Example DSI Area: Advanced Materials Solid-State Electronics Innovative thin film crystal growth (AFRL, ARPA-E, Navy, Raytheon) High-powered transistors (e.g., next-gen phased array radars) POC: P. McCann POC: R. Yang Interband Cascade (IC) Devices Mid-IR lasers (Mars Rover – JPL) Photodetectors (thermal imaging, missile defense, mine detection) Photovoltaics (power source, waste-heat recovery, power beaming) Devon Energy Hall

18 Office of the Vice President for Research N ORMAN C AMPUS AND N ORMAN C AMPUS P ROGRAMS AT OU-T ULSA Example DSI Area: Radar OU’s Advanced Radar Research Center (ARRC) is the largest academic research center focused on innovations in radar in the country with 15 faculty members, 5 staff, 61 graduate students, 11 postdocs across the disciplines of meteorology and engineering. Areas of emphasis exists in rapid hardware prototyping, advanced signal processing, antennas, hydrometeorology, clear-air sensing, UAS sensors, severe weather, applied electromagnetics, and microwave engineering. Strong collaboration with NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory A push to multi-mission phased array radar (MPAR) technology CPPAR AIR NWRT

19 Office of the Vice President for Research N ORMAN C AMPUS AND N ORMAN C AMPUS P ROGRAMS AT OU-T ULSA Faculty Highlights: Radar Dismount detection and recognition Sparse-array SAR and GMTI Information/SNR-based waveform design Target imaging & recognition Compressive sensing/analog-to-information Measurement kernel design Kernel optimization/adaptation via prior knowledge and updates on priors POC: N. Goodman, M. Yeary RF Tagging / Conformal Antennas - UAS POC: J. Ruyle POC: H. Sigmarsson Tunable Filters – Spectrum Sharing Advanced Signal Processing – SAR, UAS All-Digital Phased Array Radars POC: C. Fulton, G. Zhang, S. Karimkashi

20 Office of the Vice President for Research N ORMAN C AMPUS AND N ORMAN C AMPUS P ROGRAMS AT OU-T ULSA 35,000 square feet with $15M budget Construction will be completed by December 2013 Two anechoic chambers, micro- fabrication, machine shop, high-bay, large microwave lab 20 faculty and 60 students Large experimental roof deck Radar Innovations Laboratory

21 Office of the Vice President for Research N ORMAN C AMPUS AND N ORMAN C AMPUS P ROGRAMS AT OU-T ULSA State of construction as of today! Radar Innovations Laboratory

22 Office of the Vice President for Research N ORMAN C AMPUS AND N ORMAN C AMPUS P ROGRAMS AT OU-T ULSA Measuring Success Continued dramatic growth in DSI expenditures Deep engagement with a few companies and agencies Several classified projects on campus Increase in size and diversity of DSI agency portfolio New contract vehicles, especially ID/IQ New exceptional talent to build for the future Success of many more faculty in receiving DSI funding, though not forsaking aggressive pursuit of funding from traditional agencies like NSF, NOAA, NASA Active peer-to-peer faculty mentoring Increase in award size with one project in the $50M range Stretch goal: UARC and more DSI companies on the Research Campus


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