SERDP Announces FY 2016 New Start Project Selections


Forty-nine SERDP FY 2016 new start projects have been selected for funding. These projects responded to the FY 2016 SERDP Core and SERDP Exploratory Development (SEED) solicitations.

Topics being addressed by these projects include groundwater remediation; ecotoxicity of perfluorinated compounds; munitions response in underwater environments; modeling munitions penetration in soils; changes in pathogen exposure pathways under non-stationary conditions; wildland fire combustion processes; military tactical aircraft engine noise; green manufacturing and maintenance; emissions from metal-based energetic and pyrotechnic formulations; and military munition demilitarization.

The tables below list the FY 2016 SERDP new start projects for Environmental Restoration, Munitions Response, Resource Conservation and Climate Change, and Weapons Systems and Platforms. As project overviews become available, links from the project numbers will be provided below. Information on these and other SERDP and ESTCP projects is also available under Program Areas

Environmental Restoration

ERSON-16-01: Measurement and Enhancement of Abiotic Attenuation Processes in Groundwater
ER-2617 Measuring and Predicting the Natural and Enhanced Rate and Capacity of Abiotic Reduction of Munition Constituents Dr. Pei Chiu University of Delaware
ER-2618 Compound Specific Isotope Analysis of Mineral-Mediated Abiotic Reduction of Nitro Compounds Dr. William Arnold University of Minnesota
ER-2619 Characterization of Enhanced Subsurface Abiotic Reactivity with Electrical Resistivity Tomography/Induced Polarization Dr. Jim Szecsody Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
ER-2620 Emerging Core Concepts for Assessment and Enhancement of Abiotic Natural Attenuation of Groundwater Contaminants Dr. Paul Tratnyek Oregon Health & Science University
ER-2621 Field Assessment of Abiotic Attenuation Rates using Chemical Reactivity Probes and Cryogenic Core Collection Dr. Richard Johnson Oregon Health & Science University
ER-2622 Abiotic Transformation of Chloroethenes in Low Permeability Formations Dr. David Freedman Clemson University
ER-2623 Identification of Abiotic Degradation Pathways of Chlorinated Ethenes by Compound-Specific Stable Isotope Analysis: A Proof-of-Concept Study Dr. Tomasz Kuder University of Oklahoma
ERSON-16-02: Ecotoxicity of Perfluorinated Compounds
ER-2624 Development of Toxicity Reference Values (TRVs) for Birds Exposed to PFOS, PFOA and Associated Mixtures of Fluorinated Compounds Dr. Matt Simcik University of Minnesota
ER-2626 Development of Amphibian Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances Toxicity Reference Values for Use in Ecological Risk Assessment at Aqueous Film Forming Foam Sites Dr. Maria Sepulveda Purdue University
ER-2627 Advancing the Understanding of the Ecological Risk of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Dr. Christopher Salice Towson University

Munitions Response

MRSON-16-01: Detection, Classification, and Remediation of Military Munitions Underwater
MR-2645 Underwater Munitions Expert System for Remediation Guidance Dr. Sarah Rennie Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
MR-2646 Advanced Magnetometer System Dr. Rahul Mhaskar Geometrics
MR-2647 Parameterized Process Models for Underwater Munitions Expert System Dr. Carl Friedrichs Virginia Institute of Marine Science
MR-2648 Modeling a Robust Caisson Structure to Resist Effects from Blow-In-Place of Underwater Unexploded Ordnance Mr. Josephy Trotsky NAVFAC EXWC
MRSEED-16-01: Modeling Predictions of Munitions Penetration in a Variety of Soils
MR-2628 Meshfree Modeling of Munitions Penetration in Soils Dr. Sheng-Wei Chi University of Illinois, Chicago
MR-2629 Munition Penetration Depth Prediction Dr. Jay Clausen USACE ERDC-CRREL
MR-2630 Physics-Based Prediction of Unexploded Ordnance Penetration into Granular Materials Dr. Jae Chung University of Florida

Resource Conservation and Climate Change

RCSON-16-01: Changes in Pathogen Exposure Pathways under Non-Stationary Conditions and Their Implications for Wildlife and Human Exposure on Department of Defense Lands
RC-2633 Assessing White-Nose Syndrome and Non-Stationary Changes on Bat Populations on and Near DoD Installations in the West Dr. Sarah Olson Wildlife Conservation Society
RC-2634 Effects of Climate Change on Plague Exposure Pathways and Resulting Disease Dynamics Dr. Tonie Rocke USGS National Wildlife Health Center
RC-2635 Leptospirosis in Endangered Island Foxes and California Sea Lions: Outbreak Prediction and Prevention in a Changing World Dr. James Lloyd-Smith University of California, Los Angeles
RC-2636 Climate Changes Impacts on Fire Regimes, Plant Invasions, and Tick-Borne Diseases Dr. Brian Allan University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
RC-2637 Understanding Climatic Controls of Blacklegged Ticks and Lyme Disease: Experiments and Models to Quantify Risk in a Changing Climate Dr. Richard Ostfeld Cary Institute of Ecoystems Studies
RC-2638 Effects of Climate on Host-Pathogen Interactions in Chytridiomycosis Dr. Corinne Richards-Zawacki Tulane University
RC-2639 The Role of Phenology and Phenology Change in the Transmission of Arthropod-Borne Diseases: Implications for Management on Military Lands Dr. Sharon Bewick University of Maryland, College Park
RC-2650 Assessing the Impacts of Climate and Land Use/Land Cover Change on Valley Fever Incidence Dr. Vicken Etyemezian Desert Research Institute
RCSON-16-02: Improved Understanding of Wildland Fire Combustion Processes for Department of Defense Managed Ecosystems
RC-2640 Fundamental Measurements and Modeling of Prescribed Fire Behavior in the Naturally Heterogeneous Fuel Beds of Southern Pine Forests Dr. David Weise USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station
RC-2641 Multi-Scale Analyses of Wildland Fire Combustion Processes in Open-Canopied Forests using Coupled and Iteratively Informed Laboratory-, Field-, and Model-Based Approaches Dr. Nicholas Skowronski USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station
RC-2642 Examination of Wildland Fire Spread at Small Scales Using Direct Numerical Simulations and Frequency Comb Laser Diagnostics Dr. Peter Hamlington University of Colorado, Boulder
RC-2643 Improving Parameterization of Combustion Processes in Coupled Fire-Atmosphere Models through Infrared Remote Sensing Dr. Scott Goodrick USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station
RC-2651 Ignition, Propagation, and Emissions of Smoldering Combustion: Experimental Analysis and Physics Based Modelling Dr. David Blunck Oregon State University

Weapons Systems and Platforms

WPSON-16-01: Data to Improve Understanding of the Source and Mechanism of Full Scale Military Tactical Aircraft Engine Noise
WP-2600 Acoustic and Flowfield Measurements for a Military Tactical Aircraft Afterburning Turbofan Engine Mr. John Mickol GE Aviation
WPSON-16-02: Reducing or Eliminating HAPs and VOCs from Polyurethane Rain Erosion Coatings
WP-2601 Sustainable, Environmentally Green Polyurethanes for Erosion-Resistant Coatings Dr. Peter Zarras NAWC, Weapons Division
WP-2602 Non-Isocyanate Polyurethane Platform for Sustainable and Advanced Rain Erosion Resistant Coatings Dr. Vijay Mannari Eastern Michigan University
WP-2603 Hybrid Ultra-Low VOC and Non-HAP Rain Erosion Coatings Mr. Adam Goff Luna Innovations, Inc.
WPSON-16-03: Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing for Energetic Formulations
WP-2604 Alternative Mixing Technology for Environmentally Friendly Plastic Bonded Explosive Formulations Dr. Eric Beckel U.S. Army, ARDEC
WP-2605 Environmentally Conscious Process Development for the Production of Composite Propellants and Explosives Dr. Peter Lucon Resodyn Corporation
WP-2606 Spray Coating of Binders Mr. Russell Broad U.S. Army, ARDEC
WP-2631 Safer Resonant Acoustic Manufacturing for High Volume Pyrotechnics Dr. Eric Miklaszewski NSWC, Crane Division
WP-2632 Manufacture of Ordnance by In-Situ Resonant Acoustic Mixing Ms. Amy Luebbering NSWC, IHEODTD
WPSON-16-04: Alternatives for Chromium and Nickel Plating in Repair Operations
WP-2607 Cold Spray Coatings for Cr and Ni Plating Replacement Mr. Victor Champagne U.S. Army Research Laboratory
WP-2608 Novel Atmospheric High Power Impulse Plasma Source for Durable, Field Applicable Coatings Dr. Vasiliki Poenitzsch Southwest Research Institute
WP-2609 Advanced Nanocrystalline Cobalt Alloys and Composites as Alternatives for Chromium and Nickel Plating in Repair Operations Dr. Jonathan McCrea Integran Technologies, Inc.
WPSEED-16-01: Development of Methodologies for Evaluating Emissions from Metal-Based Energetic and Pyrotechnic Formulations
WP-2610 Novel Laser Diagnostic Approaches for Evaluating Emissions from Metal-Based Energetic Formulations Dr. Waruna Kulatilaka Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
WP-2611 Methods for Characterizing Near-Field Emissions from Energetics and Pyrotechnics Dr. Kevin McNesby U.S. Army Research Laboratory
WP-2612 Exploratory Development of Energetic and Pyrotechnic Combustion Characterization Apparatus Dr. David Decker Desert Research Institute
WP-2613 Optical Diagnostics for Evaluating Emissions from Metal-Based Energetic Formulations Dr. Claresta Dennis NAWC, Weapons Division
WPSEED-16-02: Environmentally Sound and Safe Military Munition Demilitarization
WP-2614 Electrochemical Demilitarization of Energetics Dr. Mark Fuller CB&I Federal Services
WP-2615 Recycling and Demilitarization of Military Munitions Dr. Paul Hintze NASA Kennedy Space Center
WP-2616 Environmentally Sound and Safe Military Munition Demilitarization Dr. Justin Sabourin Physical Sciences, Inc.

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