in Your Pocket: Location-Based Mobile Alerts
MITRE's Technology Transfer Office licensed Geocast, a technology
invented by MITRE to provide handheld devices with location-based
services, including mobile safety alerts, disaster warnings, and traffic
and weather information, to SquareLoop.
On: Video Game Engines Power Battlefield Visualization
MITRE researchers are using the innate agility of commercial game
engines to help train warfighters by simulating "what-if" scenarios,
including realistic effects of ricocheting bullets and exploding bombs.
a Can of Worms: Designing an Automated Worm Detection System
A computer worm can infest a network in seconds and grind a company
to a halt in less time than it takes to read this sentence. Dan Ellis,
an information security scientist for MITRE, is designing an automated
detection system that isolates worms by detecting their tell-tale
System Bugs Through Performance Engineering
Your home wasn't built without a master blueprint, so why are some
hardware and software project components developed individually, only
to fall short of big-picture performance goals? Learn how the practice
of performance engineering is critical to the success of large-scale
of Bread Crumbs: Improving Radio Communications with Wireless Relay
Warfighters and rescue personnel operating in subterranean or urban
environments often have difficulty maintaining radio contact. MITRE
has designed small wireless relays that personnel can leave in a trail
behind them to establish a path of multiple, short-range communication
Keeps Pace with Battle Events
It's a delight to view endlessly changing colors in a kaleidoscope.
Taking a more serious approach, MITRE researchers on the "Kaleidoscope"
project are developing data fusion techniques that unite the many
"colors" of the battle theater to provide a clearer picture
Breakdown: Applying User Models to Improve Team Decision Making
With the phrase "productive meeting" considered an oxymoron by many,
MITRE is combining research in artificial intelligence, team building,
and behavior modeling in hopes of designing an artificial agent that
can promote collaboration even in contentious environments.
Team Develops New Approaches, Goes Beyond Grand Challenge
Although the MITRE Meteor didn't win the DARPA Grand Challenge, its
work isn't done. Now, the Meteor is teaming up with a much smaller
PackBot robot to neutralize improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in
A Bright Idea
Becomes an FAA Rule
In poor weather conditions or just cover of night, confusing lighting
schemes can lead to dangerous—or even deadly—runway incursions.
Thanks to the combined efforts of MITRE and the FAA, however, new
rules will soon be in place to make taxiways and runways safer for
pilots and passengers at airports throughout the country.
Aviation Off the Ground: Planning the Next Generation Air Transportation
When it comes to big jobs, one of the biggest is rethinking and reshaping
the way business is done in our nation's air transportation system.
No stranger to tough challenges, MITRE is working with the Joint Planning
& Development Office to help usher in an era where even the sky
may not be the limit.
A Glimpse into the Future of Airport Information Management
What if sensors and interlocking information systems embedded into
the architecture of airports could permit passengers to proceed from
the curb to their gates with nary a stop? At MITRE, we believe such
systems may be coming to an airport near you in the not-too-distant
Dig into Complex Operations Research Problems
MITRE's ORmadillos approach complex operations research and systems
analysis problems with a sense of fun and an arsenal of analytic tools
that help sponsors efficiently allocate resources, build more productive
systems, and make better decisions.
Military Information Sharing a Little More Backbone
The Distributed Common Ground System has been successfully helping
the military keep its warfighters and command centers in the feedback
loop since the first Gulf War. Now it's time to not only enhance DCGS,
but to make it net-centric.
of Unifying Disaster Response Rests on USNORTHCOM's Shoulders
In the event of disasters like earthquakes, floods, disease outbreaks,
or terrorist attacks, it's critical for first responders and other
rescue workers to launch a timely, coordinated response. MITRE is
helping the U.S. Northern Command, or USNORTHCOM, to fulfill its mission
of protecting our nation.
or Not: Technology Assessments Save Time and Money
If a new military technology isn't mature enough to perform as advertised,
investments are wasted. More importantly—warfighter safety could
be compromised. MITRE is helping our military sponsors assess whether
technologies are truly ready for prime time.
Assurance Industry Uses CVE and OVAL to Identify Vulnerabilities
Vendors of information security products find it easier to identify
computer vulnerabilities and create fixes with the names listed in
the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposure (CVE) website. And vendors
of security assessment tools can use OVAL to check for vulnerabilities
and configuration issues.
Blue Force Tracking for Army Aviation
The Army uses Blue Force Tracking (BFT) in its helicopters to help
pilots and ground commanders distinguish between friends and foes.
MITRE helped with two-way messaging, false tracking reports, and interface