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Low-impact sensors close a gap in the U.S. space weather observation network.
A novel feedback system provides physical therapists with real-time information about quality of head and trunk movement during exercise.
A new way of assembling individual nanostructures will facilitate better design principles for plasmonic photonic devices.

A joint test assembly (JTA) designed by Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national laboratories was recently onboard an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile...

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Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
Counter-UAS Technology
SRC recently demonstrated its Silent Archer® counter-unmanned aircraft system at Eglin Air Force Base.
A plethora of new, dynamic threats flood the EW spectrum, pushing threat detection and analysis to keep pace.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Weapon Fire Control System
Smart Shooter increases the accuracy and lethality of small arms.

Liquids aren’t as well behaved in space as they are on Earth. Inside a spacecraft, microgravity allows liquids to freely slosh and float about. The National Institute of Standards and Technology...

Application Briefs: Motion Control
Electric-Powered Warship
The first full-electric power and propulsion surface combatant, the USS Zumwalt, has been delivered to the US Navy.
Newly developed computational approaches aid in the design of composites that exhibit remarkable abilities to both sense external cues and adapt to these cues in controllable, "programmable" ways.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Drone Parachute Rescue System
The technology is completely autonomous, lightweight, reusable and non-pyrotechnical.
Application Briefs: Materials
Testing Services
Jamco America’s comprehensive dynamic test facility has an accelerator-type impact system.
Optical adhesives, radar test equipment, welding positioners, and more.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Creating Cross-Domain Kill Webs in Real Time

Two DARPA-developed technologies – a novel decision aid for mission commanders and a rapid software integration tool – played a critical role in the recent Air Force demonstration of the...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
3D Ultrasound Shows Aircraft Defects

A two-in-one technology provides 3D images of structural defects in metallic structures that can develop in aircraft. The system, developed by Tohoku University researchers in Japan in...

Application Briefs: Imaging
Remotely Piloted Air Systems
The plan is to deploy the Protector aircraft in a variety of wide-ranging Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) operations.
Application Briefs: Imaging
Unmanned Ground Vehicles
The Marine Corps will use the FLIR Centaur to assist in disarming improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
Learn about a technology designed to safely locate, identify and recovering buried munitions.
Application Briefs: Defense
Aircraft Protection Systems
Learn about the Counter-Rocket Artillery and Mortar (CRAM) system .

Chemical weapons pose a serious threat to civilian and warfighter lives, but technology from the U.S. Army Small Business Technology Transfer program reduces those risks. Researchers...

New weapons technology is needed to combat the proliferation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS).
A diamond composite is the ultimate optics and semiconducting super-material.
Docking stations for satellite phones; aircraft wiring; spectrum analyzers; and more.
Application Briefs: Data Acquisition
Remotely Piloted Aircraft
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems recently flew its SkyGuardian in the skies above Southern California as part of a joint flight demonstration with NASA.

BAE Systems received $179 million in total awards from the U.S. Army as part of the Limited Interim Missile Warning System (LIMWS) Quick Reaction Capability (QRC) program. This...

Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp., is helping the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps transition from analog to digital night vision systems with...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
New Products: August 2020 Aerospace & Defense Technology
Miniature sensors, 3D printing platforms, lightning test systems, and more.
Application Briefs: Data Acquisition
WMD Detection Technology
The first-of-its-kind system will leverage multiple data sources and machine learning to detect and identify indications of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) threat.

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