This report surveys opportunities for future Army applications in biotechnology, including sensors, electronics and computers, materials, logistics, and medical therapeutics, by matching commercial trends and developments with enduring Army requirements. Several biotechnology areas are identified as important for the Army to exploit, either by direct funding of research or by indirect influence of commercial sources, to achieve significant gains in combat effectiveness before 2025.
National Research Council. 2001. Opportunities in Biotechnology for Future Army Applications. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/10142.
|2. Biotechnology and the Army||11-15|
|3. Sensing the Battlefield Environment||16-24|
|4. Electronics and Computing||25-33|
|5. In Search of New Materials||34-45|
|6. Reducing Logistics Requirements||46-58|
|7. Soldier Health and Performance||59-72|
|8. Conclusions and Recommendations||73-78|
|Appendix A: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members||85-89|
|Appendix B: Meetings and Activities||90-91|
|Appendix C: Chemical Sensing Using MEMS Devices||92-95|
|Appendix D: Vaccination||96-102|
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