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Rob Johnson: Scientific Research Projects to Leverage Exascale Computing System ‘Aurora’

Rob Johnson, owner of Portland, Ore.-based marketing and communications consulting firm Fine Tuning, wrote in a Federal News Network commentary piece published Wednesday about the Aurora exascale computing system of the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and how it could help advance research across medicine, engineering, chemistry and other scientific disciplines.

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Marines Use Aurora-Built Autonomous Flight Platform in Cargo Delivery Mission

Aurora Flight Sciences has helped the U.S. Marine Corps deliver cargo through an autonomous flight platform during the service branch’s recent integrated training exercise. A UH-1H helicopter equipped with the Aurora-built Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System delivered 520 pounds of water, gasoline, ready-to-eat meals, communications equipment and a cooler that contained urgent necessities to the California-based …

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Aurora Flight Sciences Implements Lockheed-Built Unmanned Vehicle Control Platform

Boeing‘s Aurora Flight Sciences subsidiary has adopted a software platform Lockheed Martin developed to help operators manage numerous unmanned vehicles for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Aurora Flight Sciences purchased the Vehicle Control Station product in a move to accelerate its autonomous technology development efforts, Lockheed said Tuesday. VSCi is built upon an …

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Aurora Flight Sciences, DARPA Agree on X-Plane Tech’s Commercial Transition

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Boeing‘s Aurora Flight Sciences subsidiary have agreed to transition aircraft technology developed through the DARPA-funded Vertical Takeoff and Landing Experimental Plane program to commercial applications. Aurora said Tuesday its XV-24 subscale vehicle demonstrator reached key aviation milestones during the course of the VTOL X-Plane project. The …

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Aurora Flight Sciences, Socionext Partner to Develop Drone Collision Protection System

Boeing‘s Aurora Flight Sciences subsidiary and Japan-based Socionext have partnered to develop a radar-enabled system that will be designed to protect consumer drones from collision. The Radar Flight Control Module will employ a single-chip 24 gigahertz radar that uses range measurement software to detect the presence, distance and speed of nearby objects, Socionext said Tuesday. …

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Boeing’s Aurora Subsidiary to Continue Orion UAS Development for Air Force

Aurora Flight Sciences has received a potential $48 million contract to continue developing twin-engine unmanned aircraft system for the U.S. Air Force. The Boeing subsidiary said Wednesday it will build an Orion UAS variant designed to perform in any location worldwide. Aurora will produce the system at its facilities in Mississippi and Virginia. Orion is designed …

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Boeing’s Aurora Flight Sciences Flies Autonomous UH-1H Helicopter in Cargo Resupply Demo

Aurora Flight Sciences has demonstrated an autonomous version of the UH-1H helicopter as part of the Office of Naval Research‘s Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System program. The Boeing subsidiary said Wednesday the AACUS-Enabled UH-1H helicopter, or AEH-1, performed multiple flights at the Marine Corps Base Quantico to verify its capacity to conduct …

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Rajneesh Singh: Army, Aurora Flight Sciences Eye Unmanned Aviation Tech R&D Partnership

The U.S. Army wants to partner with Manassas, Virginia-based Aurora Flight Sciences to develop technologies that will work to increase the speed, endurance payload capacity of unmanned vertical lift platforms. Rajneesh Singh, acting division chief at the Army Research Laboratory’s vehicle technology directorate, said in a statement published Tuesday both parties seek to initiate …

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Aurora Flight Sciences Tests UAS Capture System Prototype Under DARPA Program

Aurora Flight Sciences has tested a technology demonstration platform designed to retrieve unmanned aerial systems as part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program. DARPA said Monday the SideArm prototype worked to capture a Lockheed Martin-built Fury UAS flying at full speed. “SideArm aims to replicate carriers’ capability to quickly and safely accelerate and …

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Aurora Flight Sciences, Sikorsky Develop Robotic Copilot Systems Under DARPA Program

Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary and Aurora Flight Sciences have developed robotic systems that are designed to operate aircraft autonomously as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System initiative, Defense News reported Wednesday. Valerie Insinna writes Jean Charles-Lede, program manager at DARPA’s tactical technology program office, said the ALIAS program seeks …

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Aurora Flight Sciences to Continue NASA Mature D8 Experimental Aircraft Concept Development

Aurora Flight Sciences has secured a six-month, $2.9 million contract to continue the development of the D8 subsonic commercial aircraft as part of NASA’s aviation innovation efforts. The contract aims to help establish requirements for the experimental aircraft or X-Plane program and kick-start the research phase to further develop the D8 commercial airliner, Aurora said …

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Johns Hopkins APL’s Instrument Aboard Lockheed-Built Spacecraft Seeks to Study Jupiter’s Aurora Formation

A NASA spacecraft with a Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory-built instrument that works to measure high-energy particles is scheduled to reach Jupiter on July 4 as part of a mission to study the planet and the universe. Johns Hopkins APL’s Jupiter Energetic Particle Detector Instrument onboard the Lockheed Martin-built Juno …

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