Tag Archives: Southwest Research Institute

SwRI to Help Army Researchers Update Armor Computational Analysis Tech

The U.S. Army has awarded Southwest Research Institute a potential $4.3 million  indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract contract to help the Army Research Laboratory update computational analysis tools for armor and warfighter survivability. SwRI said Tuesday it aims to model human injury under a $100,000 initial order and advance fracture models with the Elastic, Plastic, Impact …

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NASA to Fund 9 Studies on Sun, Space Environment

NASA has chosen nine research proposals from government, industry and academic institutions that seek to study the sun and space environment. The agency said Friday proposals under the Explorers Program include five Heliophysics Small Explorer missions that will receive $1.25 million each to conduct an 11-month concept study as well as two Explorer …

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DARPA, Industry Partners Test Chemical Warfare Agent Neutralization System

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has completed initial tests on a field-deployable system that combines technologies from the Southwest Research Institute and PyroGenesis Canada to neutralize chemical warfare agents. DARPA said Friday it tested SwRI’s soil-scrubbing technology alongside PyroGenesis’ Tactical Plasma Arc Chemical Warfare Agents Destruction System that works to collect and convert toxic CWA decomposition products …

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NASA Adds SwRI-Led Consortium to Solar System Exploration Initiative

A team led by the Southwest Research Institute has received a $5 million contract to develop tools and methods for NASA to explore the solar system through the space agency’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute. The Project for Exploration Science Pathfinder Research for Enhancing Solar System Observations consortium will focus on pathfinding research, techniques and technologies to …

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Lockheed to Build Asteroid Exploration Spacecraft for a NASA Discovery Program Mission

NASA has selected Lockheed Martin to build, design and operate spacecraft that would support research into the bulk physical properties, geology and surface composition of  six Jupiter Trojan asteroids orbiting the sun. Lockheed said Thursday the Lucy spacecraft will be built through one of NASA’s two new Discovery Program missions and that the agency established …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne, DOE Partner to Advance Rotating Detonation Engine Tech for Natural Gas-Fueled Power Plants

Aerojet Rocketdyne and the Energy Department‘s National Energy Technology Laboratory will continue to develop air-breathing rotating detonation engine technology intended for natural gas-fueled power plants under a $6.8 million follow-on cooperative agreement. The new agreement comes under the second phase of a DOE program that seeks to build on Aerojet Rocketdyne‘s RED development efforts with University …

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National Advanced Mobility Consortium Elects New Board Members & Director of Operations

The National Advanced Mobility Consortium has elected three new members to the nonprofit organization’s board of directors. NAMC said Tuesday Christopher Rohe will serve as president of the board of directors, while Michael Ladika and Gerald Lane have been appointed respectively as vice president and treasurer of the manned and unmanned ground vehicle-focused …

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SwRI to Provide R&D, Technical Services to Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division

Southwest Research Institute has received potential five-year, $39 million contract to help the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division build tactical and non-tactical systems. SwRI said Tuesday it will provide research, development, testing and support services intended to help NSWCDD address technical challenges. The nonprofit aims to help fulfill the center’s system requirements for homeland security, counterterrorism, mission …

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LMI-Led Team to Provide Environmental Remediation Support to Air Force

The U.S. Air Force civil engineer center’s environmental restoration division has awarded an LMI-led team a one-year, $500,000 task order to provide systems engineering and other services to address program requirements. The consulting firm said Monday it will utilize its previous experience with similar U.S. Army environmental restoration programs, as well as …

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