STD People

STD’s staff is made up of professionals from the physical sciences (physics, chemistry, biology), engineering (mechanical, electrical, materials), and the behavioral sciences (psychology, human factors). In addition, more than 90 percent hold degrees beyond a bachelors; in fact, three-quarters of the staff hold doctorates.

While attending the JOWOG Output Users’ meeting at the Air Force Technical Applications Center at Patrick Air Force Base, members of the Goldbook team stopped by the Cape Canaveral weather station to launch a weather balloon.  This unique opportunity allowed researchers to better understand atmospheric soundings which were vital to accurately predicting fallout and other nuclear weapon effects during the atmospheric testing era.


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STD staff member making measurements of soil dielectric properties.


STD reseachers
IDA’s S&T researchers believe understanding defensive postures is key to predicting injury from non-lethal weapons. We’re using custom image segmentation to explore the sensitivity of hit location to posture.