OPL helicopter in flight

Albert Lea Tribune: ITC Midwest conducting aerial LiDAR research of high-voltage transmission lines

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Albert Lea Tribune
ITC Midwest will conduct aerial LiDAR research of high-voltage transmission structures and lines throughout south-central Minnesota during mid-November, weather permitting. Through an innovative collaboration, this research work is being conducted for ITC Midwest by the University of Iowa Technology Institute.
Researchers demonstrate motion validation

KCCI: University of Iowa researchers working on new military fitness test

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
KCCI
Researchers from the University of Iowa Technology Institute are working with the Army to develop its new combat fitness test.
Person in a motion suit preparing to lift a barbell

KCRG: University of Iowa researchers work to develop new Army Combat Fitness Test

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
KCRG
Researchers from the University of Iowa Technology Institute are working with the Army to develop its new combat fitness test.
Photo showing a PHEME pod on an OPL jet

Aviation Week: Collins tests stealthy antenna for small UAS for DARPA

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Aviation Week
Collins Aerospace has demonstrated a directional communication system for small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) under a DARPA program, proving the feasibility of an essential technology for operating in contested airspace without being detected.
Photo showing a PHEME pod on an OPL jet

Collins Aerospace: Collins Aerospace successfully demonstrates advances in communications technologies critical for operations in CJADC2 environment

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Collins Aerospace
Collins Aerospace successfully demonstrated a new directional communication system designed for small platforms such as unmanned aerial systems operating in contested environments. The demonstration, part of the DARPA Pheme project, showed the ability to enable connectivity in the Combined Joint All Domain Command and Control (CJADC2) battlespace.
WHO 1040

Malek discusses Epic Games MegaGrant on 1040 WHO radio

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
University of Iowa Technology Institute
University of Iowa Technology Institute Director Karim Malek was a guest recently on the Newsradio 1040 WHO program, Need to Know with Jeff Angelo. 
Person doing a leg tuck

Stars and Stripes: University of Iowa virtual soldier models new Army fitness test

Thursday, October 21, 2021
Stars and Stripes
For 40-plus years, the U.S. Army gauged the physical fitness of its soldiers on pushups, sit-ups and a 2-mile run test. But the Army wanted a better measure of "soldier physical readiness." And now it has it, thanks — in part — to the University of Iowa.
Karim Abdel-Malek talking about ACFT

The Gazette: University of Iowa virtual soldier models new U.S. Army fitness test

Thursday, October 21, 2021
The Gazette
The Army wanted a better measure of ‘soldier physical readiness.’ Now it has it, thanks — in part — to the UI Technology Institute and its Virtual Soldier Research program.
A demonstration of UI scientists using the Santos platform to conduct analysis for the Army Combat Fitness Test for the U.S. Army

Corridor Business Journal: UI Technology Institute helps U.S. Army evaluate new fitness test requirements

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Corridor Business Journal
The U.S. Army turned to the University of Iowa for help in determining the effectiveness of its new fitness test, the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT).
ACFT image

The Daily Iowan: University of Iowa Technology Institute receives grant from Epic Games

Monday, October 18, 2021
The Daily Iowan
The University of Iowa’s virtual human interface is being studied to potentially make video games more realistic.