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Basic science and engineering research is the centerpiece of the ISN mission. Designing the soldier system of the future is a formidable task that requires a range of experts, from chemists to mechanical engineers. ISN research is organized into five Strategic Research Areas (SRAs), representing the most fundamental subject areas for scientific inquiry at the Institute. SRAs are designed to address broad strategic challenges facing the Soldier, and are subdivided into more specific Themes.

Those Strategic Research Areas are:
Strategic Research Area 01: Lightweight, Multifunctional, Nanostructured Materials and Hybrid Assemblies
Strategic Research Area 02: Soldier Medicine — Prevention, Diagnostics, and Far-Forward Care
Strategic Research Area 03: Multiple Blast & Ballistic Threats Materials Damage, Human Injury Mechanisms & Lightweight Protective Systems
Strategic Research Area 04: Hazardous Substances Sensing, Recognition, and Protection
Strategic Research Area 05: Nanosystems Integration for Protected Communications, Diagnostic Sensing, and Operational Flexibility in Complex Environments






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