Tag Archives: DARPA

DARPA to Host Proposers Day on Secure Info Exchange Via Handheld Device Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will hold a proposers day on Jan. 31 in McLean, Virginia, to discuss a program that aims to develop a system that would facilitate secure exchange of sensitive information through a handheld device. DARPA said Tuesday it seeks to help deployed troops share classified information without the need to route …

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DARPA Enters New Phase in Tactical Undersea Network Architecture Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has completed the initial phase of a program to develop concepts and technologies designed to restore connectivity for U.S. troops when conventional tactical networks are offline or unavailable. DARPA said Thursday its Tactical Undersea Network Architecture program has moved into the second and final phase to demonstrate a prototype of the system at …

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HPE Unveils Demonstration Chip Designed to Bolster Optical Computation Process Speeds

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has developed a demonstration chip designed to speed up optical computation processes as part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program that aims to develop communication, sensing, and computation technologies using mesoscale characteristics, IEEE reported Monday. Rachel Courtland writes the company’s Hewlett Packard Labs business developed the chip, which …

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Air Force Taps Sotera for Predictive Analysis Software Prototyping Contract

Sotera Defense Solutions has won a potential $9.8 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract from the U.S. Air Force for predictive analysis software prototyping and reporting services. The Defense Department said Tuesday the company will work to develop systems that can offer multi-source data fusion, predict malicious cyber operator activities and act as an integrator …

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DARPA Launches Project to Help Identify Potential Terrorists Through Social Media

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a project that looks to develop an automated software designed to monitor publicly available information on social media to identify potential terrorist threats, The National Interest reported Thursday. Michael Peck writes the Force Protection in the Online Information Environment project aims to examine social media …

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Lockheed’s Sikorsky to Demonstrate Autonomous Copilot System Under DARPA’s ALIAS Program

Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky subsidiary has received a potential one-year, $35.7 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for the third phase of a program that seeks to develop a removable kit prototype designed to automate aircraft’s co-piloting functions. Sikorsky will produce and install prototypes on various types of aircraft for …

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Sigma Labs to Support Phase III of DARPA Additive Manufacturing Framework Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Sigma Labs a $400,000 contract to support the development of a framework that will work to predict the components of metals created via additive manufacturing. Sigma Labs said Wednesday it will partner with Honeywell on the  Integrated Computational Material Engineering framework as part of DARPA’s Open …

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Johns Hopkins University, APL to Join Facebook-Funded Tech Development Research Agreement

Johns Hopkins University and its Applied Physics Laboratory have joined a Facebook-sponsored academic research agreement that looks to advance the development of technology that will support collaborations between researchers and the social media company. The laboratory said Wednesday it will work with 15 other universities, including Stanford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, Princeton, University of …

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DARPA Seeks Proposals for Radio Transmitter Devt Program; Troy Olsson Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has asked industry to submit research proposals for a $23 million program that seeks to develop low-size, weight, and power transmitters that will work to facilitate underground and underwater radio communications. DARPA posted on FedBizOpps the broad agency announcement for the A Mechanically Based Antenna program that seeks to …

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Vencore to Demo Wireless Network Security Tech Under DARPA Contract

Vencore‘s applied research organization has secured a $3.4 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to help secure military wireless and data against attacks and technical compromises. Vencore Labs will work with DARPA to validate and demonstrate network security technologies on military radios under the third and final phase of the agency’s Wireless Network Defense program, …

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LiquidPiston Secures DARPA Funds for Rotary Engine Tech Development

LiquidPiston has received a $2.5 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to further develop a rotary engine under the first phase of a program that seeks to unlock the full potential of the company’s hybrid cycle engine technology. The project centers on development of the X4 test rig the firm designed to record a power-to-weight ratio …

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DARPA Begins Phase I of Data Link Restoration Platform Devt Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has commenced the first phase of a project that seeks to build a deployable undersea network that would serve as a means to restore disrupted data links, C4ISR & Networks reported Friday. Adam Stone writes the Tactical Undersea Network Architectures program drew various ideas from Harris, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, LGS Innovations …

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Raytheon, DARPA Partner to Build Power Grid Cybersecurity Tech; Jason Redi Comments

Raytheon has secured $9 million in contracts to help the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency develop technologies that will work to secure the U.S. power grid system from cyber attacks. The company said Monday its BBN Technologies subsidiary will design the technologies to send alerts of an impending attack and detect spoofing attempts on grid data collection and …

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