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ATK has developed and tested a photovoltaic array for solar electric propulsion systems that NASA intends to use to power future robotic and manned spacecraft. The company’s MegaFlex solar array wing has a diameter of 32 feet and is designed to generate up to 400 kilowatts of electric power, ATK said Wednesday. “The completion of […] More
Lockheed Martin celebrated National Engineers Week in central Florida with simulator demonstrations, engineering game shows, robotics competitions and tours. More than 3,000 local students participated in the science, technology, engineering and Lockheed Martin sponsored math events that took place Feb. 16 to 22, the company announced Thursday. “It is innovation with purpose that drives us […] More
Concurrent Technologies Corp. is ranked 54th on business analytics and intelligence firm Centurion Research Solutions‘ list of the top 100 federal research and development contractors during fiscal year 2012. CTC is one of nearly 6,900 service providers that collectively won $52 billion in R&D contracts during the fiscal year, CTC said Aug. 14. Ed Sheehan, CTC president […] More
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has evaluated the software and hardware components of an unmanned undersea vehicle the business unit is developing for the U.S. Navy. GDAIS conducted the subsystem configuration tests as part of a risk reduction program for the Knifefish mine-hunting underwater drone, General Dynamics said Tuesday. Thomas Kirchmaier, president of GDAIS, said […] More
A Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency-funded program launched last year challenges technology firms to create robots that would help people respond to natural or man-made disasters, DoD Live reported July 24. DARPA's Robotics Challenge seeks to advance research and development of software and hardware for improving mobility of robots, according to the publication. Gill Pratt, […] More
DRS Technologies and two other companies have won a $2.2 million project to develop a robot for the U.S. Army with the goal of lightening soldier packs, preventing injuries and reduce training times. The defense electronic systems maker and Segway will co-develop the robot platforms and aim to integrate them with 5D Robotics software, 5D […] More
BAE Systems has won a $43 million cooperative agreement extension to head the Army Research Laboratory's Micro Autonomous Systems and Technology Collaborative Technology Alliance. The company announced today that the five-year extension will enable BAE to work with MAST Alliance's team of scientists to help advance bio-inspired micro-robotic technology and expand the remote sensing capability […] More
The Defense Adavanced Research Project Agency recently demonstrated depth perception capabilities of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) using a vision-driven robotic-arm payload emplacement, according to a DARPA report. The research team designed and developed a vision system to estimate the target's position relative to the vehicle which enables the UAV to search and find the target for […] More
Lockheed Martin has won an $11 million contract from the Defense Department to develop, integrate and test an autonomous system for driving tactical vehicles, the company announced Wednesday. The Autonomous Mobility Applique System integrates sensors and control systems onto U.S. Army and Marine Corps tactical vehicles, while a sensing-and-control function alerts users to safety threats. “Driving […] More
The Department of Homeland Security will test fly drones at Fort Sill, Oklahoma over the coming months to see how they can complement operations in emergency response, border security and law enforcement. According to Wired, these drones will be smaller than those typically used for military operations as DHS wants its drones to be ideally […] More
Concurrent Technologies Corp. is developing a laser for the Air Force Research Laboratory, with the goal of developing a system for removing paint from fighter and cargo aircraft. CTC said it received a task order under the National Defense Center for Energy and Environment Program to continue its work with the AFRL on the system. […] More
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Tactical Technologies Office has selected ATK to support its Phoenix Technologies Program, the firm announced Wednesday. PTP is an initiative which aims to reuse components from retired or damaged satellites in the geosynchronous orbit. Through the award ATK will modify an existing geostationary bus for the Phoenix mission. ATK […] More
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