Technology

UTC Unit Develops Vehicle Management Computer for Military, Civil Applications

United Technologies Corp.‘s aerospace systems business has developed a vehicle management computer technology that would accommodate fly-by-wire technology and autonomous flight for both civil and military aircraft. The new computer uses three multi-core processors, high-speed communications and open architecture to support high-redundancy flights, UTC said Sunday. UTC Aerospace Systems intends for the …

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Accenture, Thales Demonstrate Blockchain System at Farnborough Air Show

Accenture and Thales have partnered to demonstrate a blockchain-based supply chain security platform at the Farnborough Air Show. The prototype system, based on Linux‘s Hyperledger Fabric project, uses blockchain, internet-of-things and other technologies to detect, trace and authenticate aircraft components, Accenture said Monday. The system is intended to provide a …

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DARPA Finishes Two-Week Evaluation of AR-22 Engine; Scott Wierzbanowski Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has concluded its two-week evaluation of an RS-25 Space Shuttle Main Engine variant as part of the agency’s Experimental Spaceplane program with Boeing. DARPA said Tuesday it coordinated with Aerojet Rocketdyne in fire testing the AR-22 engine using an aircraft-like approach. Experimental Spaceplane Program …

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Inmarsat Provides Satcom Service in General Atomics RPA Trans-Atlantic Flight

Inmarsat’s government subsidiary has provided General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. with an L-band satellite communications system to control an MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft on its first flight across the Atlantic. The SwiftBroadband satcom platform supported the medium altitude, long endurance RPA in selecting routes and running data applications throughout the …

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Apptio Offers Machine Learning Platform for Federal Technology Business Management

Bellevue, Wash.-based tech software provider Apptio has launched an early adopter program to help government agencies field a machine learning system for technology business management. The Apptio TBM Unified Model can help assist government agencies and participants in the public sector to immediately gauge information technology costs from financial systems like ledgers …

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CTSi Demos Navigation System Prototype Under Navy SBIR Program’s Phase 3

Coherent Technical Services Inc. has collaborated with L3 Technologies to demonstrate an integrated communication and navigation technology designed to work in a GPS-denied or contested environment. CTSi said Tuesday it developed and flight-tested the Enhanced Link Navigation System prototype under an $8.7 million Small Business Innovative Research phase 3 contract from the U.S. Navy. Pilots at aviation company Airtec provided …

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