ERDC’s Patented Tool Designed to Save Millions, Speed Acquisitions


Photo By Richard Reihsmann | Predictive Environmental Modeling System co-inventor Dr. Jonathon Brame, formerly with the U.S. Army Research and Development Center’s Environmental Laboratory as a research environmental engineer, received a U.S. patent in September 2019. Brame is now based in London, England, with the U.S. Army Combat Capability Development Command as the basic and applied research team lead for Combat Capability Development Command-Atlantic.

Posted: June 23, 2020

VICKSBURG, Miss. — A trio of researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC’s) Environmental Laboratory created a unique tool that can be used by acquisition representatives and material developers to decrease acquisition costs and increase the likelihood of materials moving quickly through the acquisition process.

Receiving a patent in September 2019, the Predictive Environmental Modeling System invention was part of a larger effort to better understand the life cycle impacts of new military-relevant materials, according to one of the three inventors, research environmental engineer Dr. Jonathon Brame. Brame is now serving with the U.S. Army Combat Capability Development Command (CCDC) as the basic and applied research team lead for CCDC-Atlantic.


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