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The Army-led team of developers creating the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) recently wrapped up the third major milestone testing and demonstration event where soldiers and Marines...

Application Briefs: AR/AI
Virtual Environment System
Charles River Analytics Inc. received funding from the US Army to build the "VECTOR" augmented and virtual reality system.
Application Briefs: Defense
Unmanned Ground Vehicles
The Marine Corps will use the FLIR Centaur to assist in disarming improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
CAM Software
HyperMILL ® CAM software and 5-axis machining is being used to make parts for an advanced NASA satellite mission.
New weapons technology is needed to combat the proliferation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS).
More and more companies are designing rockets, satellites, and reusable space vehicles that require thruster valves to position, maintain, or change vehicle orbit in space.
Previous methods of target geometry can be replaced by more accurate computer scanning technology.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Products: June 2020 Aerospace & Defense Technology
Industrial metal 3D printers, force testers, machining centers, and more.

Researchers have used artificial intelligence to detect Vietnam War-era bomb craters in Cambodia from satellite images – with the hope that it can help find unexploded bombs....

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Drone Swarms: A Transformational Technology
The U.S. military is prioritizing development of drone swarms as a means to reduce risk to our warfighters.
Combat is being transformed by Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUMT) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technologies that improve a warrior’s situational awareness.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Rebar Tying Robot
SkyMul founders believe that their SkyTy solution can help speed up the construction of the more than 22,000 bridges that will need to be replaced in the next 10 years.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Anti-Drone Remote Weapon System
Weighing only 70 kilograms, the Pitbull-3 delivers Point & Shoot technology

Rheinmetall has signed a contract with Switzerland’s Federal Office for Defence Procurement (Armasuisse) to supply VarioRay LLM laser light modules to the Swiss Army. Under the...

Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Unmanned Aircraft System Offers Superior Surveillance Imagery
AeroVironment, Inc. recently announced the launch of Puma LE.
Developing an improved model capable of generating realistic synthetic data that represents a wide range of systems can lead to new algorithms and data exploitation techniques.
Full motion video (FMV) sensors are essential assets and provide real-time situational awareness with minimal latency.
Satellites do not play a major role in the world’s Internet infrastructure...yet.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Precision 3D Bioprinter
nScrypt is now launching the nRugged 3D Bioprinter.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Shoulder-Launched Weapon System
Guided flight tests have been completed.
A new class of soft multifunctional materials could be used to convert mechanical deformation from vibrations and stretching into electrical energy.
Briefs: Design
The Impact of Cyber Cameras on the Intelligence Community
The ability to covertly access and manipulate cyber cameras could provide valuable strategic data for the US intelligence community.

The world of aerospace increasingly relies on carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites to build the structures of satellites, rockets, and jet aircraft. But the life of...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
EO/IR Maritime Payload
CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd., recently demonstrated its iSea-25HD system.

Sandia National Laboratories researchers, as part of a group of National Nuclear Security Administration scientists, have wrapped up years of field experiments...

Battle Sight Technologies has acquired a second patent license related to infrared materials as signaling tools for nighttime military operations.

Articles: Defense
Air Caster Technology

If there is a prime example of the need for friction-free, precise and delicate equipment movement in the aerospace and defense industries, satellite positioning during the testing cycle should be at the top of the...

The Global Positioning System (GPS), a satellite-based navigation system used by an estimated four billion people worldwide to figure out where they are on Earth at any moment, could be used to...

Spatiotemporal imaging contains a large class of imaging problems, which involve collecting a sequence of data sets to resolve both the spatial and temporal (or spectral) distributions of...

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