Clemson, U.S. Army GVSC reach mobility R&D milestone

Clemson, U.S. Army GVSC reach mobility R&D milestone


VIPR-GS Annual Overview highlights advances, working prototypes out of $58M heart

Last 7 days, Clemson researchers realized a vital milestone for the University’s $58M landmark virtual prototyping study center with a two-day engineering review for the United States Military DEVCOM Floor Motor vehicle Methods Centre (GVSC).

Introduced in 2020 and expanded in 2022, Clemson’s partnership with GVSC made the Virtual Prototyping of autonomy-enabled Grounds Techniques (VIPR-GS) Centre to build impressive electronic engineering resources for immediate exploration and design and style of the subsequent era of on- and off-road cars. These resources purpose to support of GVSC’s bold goals for fast modernization of U.S. Army fleets.

As component of this partnership, the center’s school and college students hosted GVSC management to evaluation hottest developments, innovations, and analysis accomplishments to aid the center’s mission. VIPR-GS consists of 70 faculty, 120 graduate scientists, 30 energetic translational exploration assignments and 10 supporting departments. The assessment took area at the Clemson College Intercontinental Centre for Automotive Analysis (CU-ICAR) campus in Greenville, South Carolina.

“Virtual prototyping is the most immediate path to speedily, economically, and correctly deploy autonomous motor vehicles in the field. The perform Dr. Filipi and the Clemson VIPR-GS staff are performing add directly to producing people tools and know-how roadmaps for adoption of autonomy and sophisticated auto propulsion.

The updates, progress, and demonstrations we reviewed previous week at CU-ICAR are exactly the kind of insights we had been hunting for when we partnered with Clemson. The students coming out of the middle are leading notch and really sought soon after.”

David Gorsich, U.S. Military Chief Scientist at GVSC

The two-day event highlighted technology demonstrations each in and outside labs at Clemson’s Intercontinental Middle for Automotive Analysis (CU-ICAR) campus, which includes an off-road exam of flagship software Deep Orange’s entirely-practical 3-ton higher-pace autonomous tracked motor vehicle. Each and every undertaking presentation highlighted a important element of VIPR’s study focuses: Autonomy Power and Electrification and Digital Engineering.

Keynote and panel discussions converged on the value of community-private partnerships, that includes visitors from Ford Motor Co., Michelin, GE Aviation, SAIC, and MathWorks, as perfectly as mobility study leaders from Oak Ridge Nationwide Laboratory, Stevens Institute of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and University of Minnesota.

“I was amazed for the duration of the critique to see so a lot of of the army’s sector partners there trying to find to collaborate and even realized a person of our market companions has just opened an business office next to CU-ICAR with around a dozen of their workforce to aid serve the Army’s demands and attract from Clemson’s experience and college students.”

David Gorsich, U.S. Military Chief Scientist at GVSC

Clemson has long excelled at creating industry partnerships to travel strong, recreation-switching innovation in the mobility sector. To support study translation across both of those public and non-public domains, VIPR-GS collaborates with organizations to supply experienced investigate benefits that can accelerate progress towards the progress of new technologies.  Speedier deployment of new technologies in transform rewards the Army by making innovative items offered faster.

“We ended up honored and thrilled to embark on this partnership with GVSC in 2020 since it’s particularly the variety of superior-influence, multi-disciplinary, ambitious investigation obstacle we had been designed to deal with. Just a handful of several years later, VIPR-GS is in comprehensive swing and offering on that partnership.

The results of large do the job displayed this week by my colleagues from 10 departments across two schools and focused college students include things like breakthroughs all set to be transitioned to GSVC groups, as nicely as applications, methodologies and demonstrations of large desire to business people.  In quick, best-notch analysis with substantial potential for translation, the kind you can only get from a powerhouse like Clemson.”

Zoran Filipi, Clemson VIPR-GS Founding Director