The Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) 2007 at the University of Maryland is a 3-5 year research program administered by Office of Naval Research. The participating units at the University of Maryland are the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Department of Physics, and the Institute for Systems Research. There is also a subcontract with the Department of Physics at Duke University.
The aim of MURI-2007 is to develop novel nonlinear-dynamics-based concepts, devices and networks for military sensing applications. Physicists, engineers, and mathematicians forming a synergistic team will develop highly sensitive, flexible, light-weight, low-power detectors in a broad spectrum of wavelength, from GHz to the near infrared. Network concepts will be investigated for sensing in complex environments. Neuromorphic and bio-inspired ideas will be utilized in system design. The goal is to produce a new class of sensors and sensor systems that will be of unprecedented utility and effectiveness for military operations.
For additional information, please contact Prof. Edward Ott, (301) 405-5033 or Dr. John Rodgers, (301) 405-4957.