Unmanned Vehicles & Robotics

Application Briefs: Defense

Drone Parachute Rescue System

Application Briefs: Imaging
Unmanned Ground Vehicles
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Drone Charging System
Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
3D-Printed NACA Inlet
Application Briefs: Defense
Encapsulated Drone System
Application Briefs: Data Acquisition
Remotely Piloted Aircraft
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Unmanned Helicopter Drone

Latest Briefs & News

Brazing isn't efficient, says an industry expert, and it's time for a change.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
3D-Printing Powders
A new partnership is intended to create a closed loop supply chain, where certified scrap material is turned into powder.
On-Demand Webinars: Electronics & Computers
Watch Live at 11 am ET: The 2020 Create the Future Contest Awards

For the first time, the winners of the Create the Future Design Contest will be announced live! Join us for this special one-hour presentation as we honor our 2020 Grand Prize...

The Self-Propelled Crane Aircraft Maintenance and Positioning (SCAMP II) is an Army aviation maintenance enabler, the primary mission of which is to remove and replace...

Network analyzers, FPGAs, mobile surface measurement, and more.
Learn how to take on a “follow-the-wire” design approach.
Artificial intelligence can be used for a plethora of defense applications, including command and control of military operations.
Application Briefs: Defense
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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Laser Wire Additive Manufacturing System
ADDere printing not only a rocket combustion chamber and nozzle, but seamlessly merged them into one full size rocket thrust chamber assembly.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Army Advances Materials for New Low-Profile Antenna

Army scientists have developed a first-of-its-kind antenna that could change how ground vehicles and airborne systems communicate, transmit, and receive radio frequency communications.

Application Briefs: Energy
Mars Rover Electric Motors
A number of maxon's precision DC and BLDC motors were designed into the Perseverance rover.
Application Briefs: Defense
Rocket Engine Technology
This effort will mark the first representative flight of an aerospike engine after many decades of research and abandoned flight efforts.
New weapons technology is needed to combat the proliferation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS).
The day of the first deployable UCAV armed with a high-energy laser weapon is not far away.

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAAD C2) system has been selected by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) as...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Loitering Precision Strike Missile
The Switchblade missile system is back-packable and rapidly deployable from ground platforms.
Understanding how atmospheric effects can impact operational conditions is important to the development of High Energy Laser (HEL) weapon systems.
INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Army Researchers Augment Combat Vehicles With AI

When soldiers enter a new environment, their mission demands they stay one step ahead of the enemy; however, they may find it challenging to maintain a high level of alertness if they're...

The Boeing-built X-37B autonomous spaceplane launched on top of a uniquely configured United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The X-37B’s sixth mission is the first to use a service...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Drones Detect Butterfly Landmines

Using advanced machine learning, drones can be used to detect dangerous “butterfly” landmines in remote regions of post-conflict countries.

Articles: Photonics/Optics
High-Energy Laser Weapon Systems
The next few years will help determine whether high-energy lasers become a staple of the battlefield.
Investigating algorithmic approaches to create scalable, robust, multi-scale, and effective urban surveillance and crowd control strategies using UAVs and UGVs.
Research demonstrates that a surveillance mission is still achievable by unmanned vehicles while performing autonomous soaring.
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.
A raft of companies have emerged to provide counter-UAS technologies, but challenges remain.
A new era of Robotic Combat Vehicles (RCV) is about to begin
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Anti-Drone Remote Weapon System
Weighing only 70 kilograms, the Pitbull-3 delivers Point & Shoot technology
Recent technological advancements could enable the military to employ robotic platforms in swarms to help overcome operational challenges in an urban environment.

Videos