Keyword: Defense

Defense

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas and Virginia Tech have created an undersea vehicle inspired by the common jellyfish that runs on renewable energy and could be used in ocean rescue and...

INSIDER: Defense

The military services expect to unveil performance specifications this summer for a new joint vertical-lift aircraft, Maj. Gen. William T. Crosby told congressmen. Crosby, director of the...

INSIDER: Defense

A wind monitoring and modeling system being developed by the Army Research Laboratory's (ARL) White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) division could one day protect soldiers and...

Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Silicone Cables: Silicone Encased Cables Make Military Robots More Reliable

Cicoil’s highly flexible and durable flat silicone cables are being used on unmanned ground based military robotic vehicles that require absolute reliability in mission critical and extreme environment conditions. Unlike bulky and stiffer round cables, flat silicone...

Application Briefs: Defense

A broad operating temperature range, fuel resistance and long-term reliability are some of the unique properties of fluorosilicones that make them useful in aerospace applications. To demonstrate their effectiveness, NuSil...

Application Briefs: Aerospace

LynuxWorks, Inc. announced recently that the Mission Systems and Sensors Division (MS2) of Lockheed Martin in Owego, NY, selected the LynxOS real-time operating system (RTOS) and Luminosity Integrated...

INSIDER: Defense

Tracking and identifying metal objects can prove difficult for some radio frequency identification (RFID) systems. A new patent-pending technology developed by a research team at the Center...

INSIDER: RF & Microwave Electronics

The U.S. Army's 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan recently completed an Operational Assessment of the software-programmable Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JTRS) Rifleman Radio, highlighting its...

INSIDER: Defense

Your unit deployed so rapidly to the remote location that there was no time to set up sandbags and concrete barriers to protect the base camp. Those systems are heavy and...

INSIDER: Defense

The U.S. Army has issued a request for proposal for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program. The Joint Light Tactical...

INSIDER: Defense

Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center has contracted for several efforts with the American Sheep Industry Association and its subsidiary, Sheep Venture...

INSIDER: Defense

With the need for Soldiers in Afghanistan to engage the enemy at longer distances, Picatinny Arsenal has completed initial training and fielding of a weapon for traditional Army units...

Application Briefs: Weapons Systems

A combat identification system developed by Cubic Defense Applications, the defense systems business of Cubic Corporation, was successfully tested during a recent...

Application Briefs: Defense

The desire to get home safely dwells in the back of the mind of every soldier. The battlefield provides enough mortal dangers without soldiers having to wonder whether or not the weapons they carry could...

Application Briefs: Defense

Cambridge Consultants has successfully carried out trials tracking 5 inch shells travelling at over 1,000 miles per hour for the US Department of Defense (DoD). The groundbreaking radar developed...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The Naval Research Laboratory Vehicle Research Section has successfully completed flight tests for the Autonomous Deployment Demonstration (ADD) program. The final demonstration took place at the Yuma Proving...

INSIDER: Defense

On the dynamic and complex battlefield, the Common Operating Environment will streamline communications between Soldiers in vehicles and higher headquarters, creating seamless...

INSIDER: Software

Two remarkable pulsed-power machines used to test the nation’s defenses against atomic weapons have surpassed milestones at Sandia National Laboratories: 4,000 firings, called...

INSIDER: Defense

At the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, successes sometimes happen faster than a speeding bullet.

INSIDER: Defense

An advanced lightweight radio that will connect troops on the front lines to the Army's tactical communications network has completed its operational test. The Joint Tactical Radio System, or...

INSIDER: Defense

Recent flight tests conducted by a combined team from the Electronic Systems Center, the Space and Missile Systems Center, MIT Lincoln Laboratory and MITRE Corp. have shown that the...

Application Briefs: Defense

Corrosion of steel, aluminum, and other structural metals erodes the safety and financial stability of industries and countries alike. Fighting corrosion in ships, tanks, planes, and...

Application Briefs: Defense

Until recently, single-use high energy devices were typically powered by reserve/thermal batteries using decades-old technology. Recognizing that battery performance limitations could...

INSIDER: Defense
Vibration Damper Prevents Jet Engine Seal Cracks

A $35 “snubber” developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Propulsion Directorate is a vibration damper that will prevent cracks in the J-seal on the F119 engine’s inlet case, a spoked, ring-like device that helps control the air going into the engine.

News: Defense
Paper-Based Wireless Sensor Could Help Detect IEDs

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a prototype wireless sensor capable of detecting trace amounts of a key ingredient found in many explosives. The device, which employs carbon nanotubes and is printed on paper or paper-like material using standard inkjet...

News: Defense
New Test Facility Measures Radar Cross Sections

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has opened a new compact range that will be used for radar cross section measurements and antenna testing. The new facility, which is shielded against electromagnetic interference, will be used for GTRI's defense-related research projects and...

News: Defense
Plasma Research Could Improve Radar, Satellite Systems

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Alabama have received a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) to conduct fundamental research into the ways in which plasmas interact with the walls of the structures...

News: Defense
Army Tests High-Tech Helicopter Simulator

The Army is using a new helicopter simulator, called the Non-rated Crew Member Manned Module (NCM3), to train helicopter crews on the rear of both the CH-47 Chinook and UH-60 Black Hawk. Through specially created virtual reality glasses, which fit the same as night vision goggles, soldiers can practice...

INSIDER: Defense
Pentagon Explores Use of Small, Throwable Robots

The Army, Marine Corps and the Pentagon's Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) are working to procure and deliver thousands of small, easily transportable "throwable" robots equipped with surveillance cameras designed to beam back video from confined spaces, buildings, tunnels and other...