Tag Archives: Physical Sciences

2 NASA-Backed Research Institutes Aim to Develop Space Tech Platforms for Long-Duration Missions

NASA has picked two proposals to establish research institutes that will work on space technology platforms designed to extend human presence in long-duration exploration missions. The agency will award each Space Technology Research Institute up to $15 million in funds over five years to develop technology platforms in the areas of …

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DARPA Partners With 4 Firms to Develop Battery-Powered Atomic Clocks

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded separate contracts to Physical Sciences, OEwaves, HRL Laboratories and Charles Stark Draper Laboratory to support a program that seeks to develop battery-powered atomic clocks, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Tuesday. John Keller writes HRL Laboratories secured a $775,159 contract for phase one work under the Atomic Clock with Enhanced Stability program …

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IARPA Picks 5 Firms for Laser-Based Chemical Detection Tech Project

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has chosen five companies to help the agency develop portable laser-based technology for the detection of biological agents, chemical weapons, narcotics and explosives at a range of up to 100 feet, Nextgov reported Friday. Frank Konkel writes IARPA will award funds to Leidos, LGS Innovations, Block Engineering, …

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