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Unmanned Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems to Support Environmental Applications within USACE Civil Works

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) flood risk management (FRM) mission strives to reduce the nation's flood risk and increase resilience to disasters. FRM is inherently interdisciplinary, requiring accurate identification of environmental, physical, and infrastructure features that can reduce risk from flood and coastal storm disasters.

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Imaging

Coastal Lidar and Radar Imaging System (CLARIS) Lidar Data Report

The Army analyzed shoreline change, dune volume, beach volume, beach slope, and cumulative elevation change along the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Green’s Function Extraction from Atmospheric Acoustic Propagation

Understanding what affects acoustic waves propagating in the atmosphere is important for a variety of military applications.

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Imaging

Spatiotemporal Imaging Exploiting Structured Sparsity

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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RF & Microwave Electronics

Virtual Factories Accelerate Collaboration, Advance Technologies

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), a non-profit consortium based in Prince George County, Virginia, uses a 3D visualization lab to expand beyond the...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Argus Makes Fleet Protection Cybersecurity Available to Both Automotive and Aircraft Fleets

Vehicle connectivity is beginning to unlock a range of benefits – from airline and rideshare fleet management and predictive maintenance to...

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Electronics & Computers

New Zealand and LeoLabs Establish the First Low-Earth Orbit Regulatory Platform

LeoLabs, Inc. of Menlo Park, California has deployed the world's first dedicated regulatory platform for low-Earth orbit (LEO): the Space Regulatory and...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

ANSYS Will Help Airbus Develop AI-Enabled Flight Controls for the FCAS Program’s Autonomous Wingmen

Airbus Defence and Space, a division of Airbus SE, is partnering with Pittsburgh-based ANSYS, Inc. to develop software for advanced...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

BAE Systems Will Supply Flight Control and Target Identification Systems for Boeing’s Carrier-Based MQ-25

BAE Systems plc is the latest to join the Boeing Company’s MQ-25 Stingray team. At the 2019 International Paris Air Show, BAE...

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Internet of Things

Cepton Technology’s Newest Highspeed Lidar Sensor Can Spot a Tow Hitch on a Vehicle Traveling 50 Miles per Hour

Cepton Technologies, Inc., a San Jose, California-based 3D lidar developer, has added a line scanning lidar (light...

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Electronics & Computers

Sikorsky’s Autonomous Black Hawk Helicopter Takes Flight

Lockheed Martin Corporation subsidiary Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation tested a new full-authority, fly-by-wire flight control technology kit for the first time on a Sikorsky...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Lockheed Martin’s “Non-Operational” Space Fence Detects Indian Anti-Satellite Operations While Still in Test Mode

A breakup field from a recent Indian anti-satellite test was detected by the Lockheed Martin-developed U.S. Air Force...

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Electronics & Computers

Law Enforcement Agencies Used DroneSense’s UAS-Management Platform to Support Indy 500 Security Operations

During the 2019 Indianapolis 500 IndyCar race, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) pilots from the Speedway Police Department,...

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Weapons Systems

New University-Led Air Force Center of Excellence Focuses on Securing Autonomous Systems Operating in Contested Environments

A new United States Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Center of Excellence (COE), led by the...

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Unmanned Systems

DARPA’s Latest Drone Swarm Sprint Focuses on Virtual Environments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has kicked off the fourth ‘sprint’ for its OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program. Through OFFSET,...

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Photonics/Optics

Scaling LiDAR Optical Payloads from Drones to Miniature UAVs

The recent surge in demand for adaptive cruise control (ACC) and commercial autonomous vehicles has drawn a lot of attention to these innovative applications. Based on pulsed laser...

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Aerospace

Subjective Mapping of Dust-Emission Sources by Using MODIS Imagery

Dust storms (5 to 100 km across) often originate from multiple dust-emission sources (1 to 10 km across). Remote-sensing-based dust-source identification is a challenge. A...

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Photonics/Optics

High-Power Broadband Multispectral Source on a Hybrid Silicon Chip

For applications in manufacturing, remote sensing, medicine, military, and fundamental science, an ideal laser would have high output power and a diffraction-limited beam....

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Aerospace

Solar Powering UAVs

One of the largest problems facing the aerospace industry involves size, weight, and power (SWaP) analysis and the increasing size of payloads with typically a finite amount of power to drive ever more demanding systems....

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Defense

Bio-inspired Airborne Infrastructure Reconfiguration (BioAIR)

Conventionally, most autonomous mobile nodes, including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are operated remotely by human operators. As such, forming a mobile communication network...

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Defense

Microwave Radiometer for Advanced Nanosatellite Control Systems

Microwave radiometers measure temperature, water vapor, and cloud ice in the atmosphere, since oxygen and water vapor naturally emit signals in the microwave portion of the...

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Defense

Navigating Regulatory Compliance for UAV Electronics Development

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) deliver sophisticated capabilities with tremendous cost advantage over traditional methods. While this technology has evolved from military...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Synthetic Aperture Radar Image Recognition

Synthetic radar image recognition and classification are areas of interest for both the military and civilian communities. These tasks have significance in automatic target recognition, air traffic...

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Electronics & Computers

Heterogeneous System-on-a-Chip for Self-Powered Wireless Sensor Networks

A new dimension of system architecture design is emerging where hundreds to thousands of ultralight (

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Electronics & Computers

Implementing On-Board Cloud Detection on a Reconfigurable Computer

Reconfigurable Computers (RCs) combine traditional microprocessors with field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), and are characterized by lower form/wrap factors compared to...

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Photonics/Optics

Advances Toward Affordable High-Energy Laser Modules

A multidisciplinary research project entitled “Affordable High-Energy Lasers” has made numerous contributions to the development of several types of advanced laser modules, including...

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Imaging

Miniature Hyperspectral Sensors for Imaging on Small UAVs

As unmanned vehicles get smaller and smaller, operational expectations and mission objectives demand a much broader array of platform capabilities — a necessity even with reduced...

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Electronics & Computers

Collapsing and Closing Unmanned Air Vehicle Swarms

AFRL researchers are exploring an adaptive and reconfigurable unmanned air vehicle (UAV) swarm configuration known as "collapsing and closing UAV swarms." This approach to developing UAV...

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Photonics/Optics

Surface-Emitting Laser Arrays Bring Light to the Top

Laser diodes are an integral part of everyday life, incorporated into commonplace items as diverse in function as laser pointers, fiber-optic communications systems, and DVD players....