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Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate (SEDD)

Directorate Program Representative

Teresa Kipp
Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
2800 Powder Mill Road
Adelphi, Maryland 20783-1197

Telephone: (301) 394-0804

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About SEDD

The Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate (SEDD) is the Army’s principal center for research and development in the exploration and exploitation of the electromagnetic spectrum, which includes radio frequency, microwave, millimeter-wave, infrared (IR), visible, and audio regions. SEDD is responsible for advances in laser sources, RF sources, IR sensors, signature detection and decoding, target imaging and its interpretation, fusion of data derived from several sensors, and electromagnetic protection.

In addition, SEDD is responsible for improving the technology base for electron devices and materials related to sensors and power devices. Research is conducted in related aspects of physics, electrical engineering, computer science, solid-state physics, chemical engineering, material sciences, and electrochemistry.

The Directorate’s principal facilities are located in Adelphi, Maryland, in the National Capital Area just outside of Washington D.C.

Research Areas

Advanced Materials for Batteries

Advanced Millimeter Wave Imaging

Atom Chip Research

Bioinspired Devices and Sensors

Carbon-Based Electronics and Photonics

Chemistry and Characterizations of New Materials for Electrochemical Power Sources

Compact, electrical power generation for combat vehicle

CNT/Graphene Based Supercapacitors

Direct Measurement of Magnetic Noise

Electromagnetic Modeling of Concealed Targets

Fabrication and Testing of Wide-Bandgap Semiconductor Devices

Fuel Cell Research

Growth and Analysis of Organometallic Vapor Phase Epitaxial III-Nitride Device Structures

High Energy Batteries

High Power Solid-State Laser Science and Technologies

Infrared Cascade Laser Development

Integrated Optics for Communications and Phased Array Antenna Control

Low-Quantum-Defect Diode-Pumped Er-Doped Fiber Lasers and Rod Lasers

Mathematical and Experimental Physics of Quantum Information Processing

Microdevice Technology

Microsystem Power Technology

Multimodal Multisensor Data Fusion for Target Tracking, Target Detection, and Classification

Multi-modal Sensor Fusion and Sensor Networks

Nanoelectric Devices and Sensors

Nanoelectric Devices for Energy harvesting Applications

Nanoelectronic Materials and Devices

Nonlinear Optical Materials for Nonlinear Transmission

Novel Optoelectronic Photonic Devices

Novel Semiconductor Structures and Devices for Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Optical Signal

Optical Interactions in Semiconductors and Nanostructures

Optical Studies of III-V Semiconductor Materials and Device Structures

Physics and Chemistry of Organic and Inorganic Luminescent Materials

Physics of Semiconductor Microstructures

Quantum Well Infrared Technology

Quantum Communication and Sensing

Reliability of Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Devices

Research on High -Energy Density and High Power Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices

Research on High-Energy-Density Dielectrics and Capacitors for Power Electronics and Pulsed Power Applications

Semiconductor Lasers, Detectors, and Optoelectronic Integration

Sensor Network Theory and Application

Signal and Image Processing

Signal Processing for Imaging Systems

Study and development of advanced semiconductor materials for infrared and electronic applications