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GTRI Supports Creative Solutions at the Marne Innovation Workshop

Over Jan. 6-9, GTRI helped host the 3rd Infantry Division (3rd ID) and Georgia Tech’s Army ROTC for the Marne Innovations Workshop. Read how participants and GTRI advisors worked to develop real-world solutions.

Tonga Volcanic Blast Sent Pressure Waves Across Georgia, Instruments Show

Eleven hours after a massive volcanic explosion rocked the Pacific Island nation of Tonga, sound waves from the blast rolled over the state of Georgia – though not many people beyond John Trostel may have noticed.

Director of the Severe Storms Research Center (SSRC) at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), Trostel saw the rumbling sound waves that began with the Tonga blast on instruments at the research center, which is developing new ways to detect severe storms such as tornadoes.

Managing the Complex Electromagnetic Battlefield Environment

The electromagnetic spectrum is becoming more and more crowded as technological advancements have facilitated increasingly complex usage of radio frequencies across all technology sectors. GTRI is helping address the challenges of this increased usage.

GTRI Researchers Share Passion for STEM with Local Hispanic Community

STEM@GTRI recently teamed up with the Georgia Tech Library, GoSTEM, and Georgia Tech's Office of Hispanic Initiatives to offer Spanish-language STEM outreach to students and families through community libraries. In fall 2021, the group hosted virtual sessions featuring GTRI researchers who discussed their experiences as STEM professionals and the importance of exposing students to the basics of STEM early on.

Applying Commercial Airline Maintenance Best Practices to Military Aircraft

A collaboration between the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines and the U.S. Air Force Logistics Directorate’s (HAF/A4L) Tesseract Office of Innovation is helping evaluate the applicability of commercial airline maintenance practices to military aircraft fleets.

Modular Open Architecture Enables Low-Cost Adaptive Radar Applications

Digitally-reconfigurable modular hardware and software building blocks designed to work together are key components of GTRI’s Software-Defined Configurable RF Array (COBRA) initiative, which is intended to facilitate rapid development of low-cost phased-array radar systems for ground, airborne, spaceborne, electronic warfare, communication, and other applications.

New Approach Transports Trapped Ions to Create Entangling Gates

Trapped ions excited with a laser beam can be used to create entangled qubits in quantum information systems, but addressing several stationary pairs of ions in a trap requires multiple optical switches and complex controls. Now, scientists at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) have demonstrated the feasibility of a new approach that moves trapped ion pairs through a single laser beam, potentially reducing power requirements and simplifying the system.

Claims Database Will Provide New Information on Healthcare in Georgia

A new and comprehensive database of healthcare claims paid in the state of Georgia will help identify disease trends, provide information for making public policy decisions, facilitate new research – and offer a way for consumers to determine the average cost of common procedures such as knee replacement or diagnostic testing such as MRIs.

GTRI uses Photonic Integrated Circuits to Improve RF Operations

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has made investments and won programs to advance the research field of radio frequency (RF) photonic integrated circuits (PIC). The technology improves the government's ability to operate in the millimeter band, which has become increasingly congested amid the push to 5G mobile technology. Development of BLUESHIFT was supported by GTRI’s Independent Research and Development (IRAD) program and won an IRAD of the Year award in fiscal year 2021.

The Quest to Narrow the Digital Divide in Georgia

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) established the Georgia Smart Communities Challenge (Georgia Smart) in 2018 to expand and enhance mobility, connectivity, and equity in cities and counties in Georgia with the ultimate goal of improving their services, efficiencies, and cost savings as they plan for a smart and connected future. The 2021 cohort includes the cities of Woodbury and Concord, and Pike and Spalding counties.