Technology

Aerospace Corp.-Backed Team Wins Army AI Tool Design Competition

The U.S. Army‘s Rapid Capabilities Office has selected a team from federally funded research and development center operator Aerospace Corp. as the winner of a competition that sought artificial intelligence and machine learning tools that could support electronic warfare missions. Platypus Aerospace won the $100K first-place award at the Army Signal Classification Challenge …

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Charles River Analytics Develops Weather Forecasting Tool for Navy Mission Planners

Charles River Analytics has developed a tool for the U.S. Navy to predict environmental conditions and interpret weather forecast data the service branch can use for mission planning. CRA said Monday it collaborated with Clear Science and the University of Miami to create the COMPASS technology designed to measure the probability of conditions differing from …

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Leidos Gets USAF Contract for High-Energy Laser R&D

Leidos has received a potential five-year, $15.2M cost-reimbursement U.S. Air Force contract to support research, development and demonstration efforts for a high-energy combinable fiber laser. The company will work to help the service branch develop and deliver new airborne laser weapon technologies, the Defense Department said Thursday. The Air Force will …

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DoD’s Strategic Capabilities Office, Navy Demonstrate Raytheon Aerial Decoy; Matthew O’Connell Quoted

The Strategic Capabilities Office and Naval Air Warfare Center Point Mugu have performed two free flight demonstrations of the new variant of a Raytheon-made aerial decoy. The Defense Department said Thursday the Miniature Air Launched Decoy-X platform integrates features from the MALD-Jammer system, as well as helps the U.S. Navy …

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DOE to Fund 64 R&D Projects Under Commercial Energy Innovation Program

The Energy Department has announced that it will allocate more than $20M for 64 projects aimed at developing innovative energy technologies and promoting them to the commercial industry. DOE will support teams of national laboratories and private sector companies through the Office of Technology Transitions’ Technology Commercialization Fund, which will also …

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NASA, Blue Origin Partner to Leverage Moon Landing Technologies; Kim Cannon Quoted

NASA’s Langley Research Center has partnered with Blue Origin through a Tipping Point solicitation to leverage sensor suites for lunar landing missions. The space agency said Friday the effort will integrate and test Langley’s Navigation Doppler Lidar technology, Terrain Relative Navigation and altimetry sensors aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard vertical …

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DARPA Reviews Satellite Servicing Robot Design

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has concluded a preliminary design review of a satellite servicing system being developed in collaboration with Maxar Technologies’ SSL subsidiary. DARPA said Friday results of the assessment showed that the Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites payload could operate for several years and repair at …

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