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October 2009
Two More Ancile Patents Awarded
(Army AL&T Magazine) The second and third patent requests filed on the Ancile system have been awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with patent numbers 7,598,850 and 7,283,045. The PDF files are available here and here.

January 2008
Article Highlights Enhanced Ancile Capabilities
(IEEE Internet Computing Magazine) Development continues on the Ancile system. Though it started off as a threat warning system, it has been enhanced to support a much broader set of information items. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has published an article highlighting these improved capabilities  in a special issue of Internet Computing Magazine covering Crisis Management. <more>

October 2007
First Ancile Patent Awarded
(USPTO) The first of four patent requests filed on the Ancile system is awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with patent number 7,602,281. The full text is available directly from the USPTO. You can also read the PDF version here.

November 2006
Ancile Wins the 2006 U.S. Army Research & Development Achievement Award
(Army AL&T Magazine) The 2006 RDA awards recognized 118 DA scientists and engineers for their outstanding scientific, technical and leadership accomplishments in calendar year 2005. Annually, each U.S. Army major command nominates individuals or teams that have conducted innovative and outstanding research and development (R&D). The evaluation panel is chaired by the Director for Research and Laboratory Management, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASAALT), and consists of leading experts in the Army’s science and technology (S&T) community. From more than 13,000 eligible personnel, less than one percent receives an RDA award. Consequently, these awards represent truly outstanding achievements from the Army S&T community. <more>

August 2006
Beeper could be a life saver
(Times Herald-Record) A researcher in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at West Point has developed a sophisticated pager system the Army says will, one day, warn soldiers targeted by incoming rocket and mortar rounds. <more>

May 2005
Cadet project could save lives
(The Pointer View) Four senior U.S. Military Academy cadets are helping make our troops safer. The soon-to-be second lieutenants have designed and built an Ancile pager that warns individual Soldiers of incoming artillery and mortar strikes. And the Army wants this system in Iraq as soon as possible. Cadets 1st Class Jeffrey Hermanson, Jamie Dayton, Brian Lebiednik and Gregg Isham designed the pager for their senior project in electrical engineering and computer science. When Army officials got wind of it, they sent them to Yuma Proving Ground for testing. The results were astounding. <more>

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