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Electronics & Computers

AI Co-Pilot Enhances Human Precision for Safer Aviation

Meet the Air-Guardian, a system developed by researchers at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. As modern pilots grapple with an onslaught of information from multiple monitors, especially during critical moments, Air-Guardian acts as a proactive copilot.

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AR/AI

New Cyber Algorithm Shuts Down Malicious Robotic Attacks

Australian researchers have designed an algorithm that can intercept a man-in-the-middle (MitM) cyberattack on an unmanned military robot and shut it down in seconds. The algorithm, tested in real time on a replica of a U.S. Army combat ground vehicle, was 99 percent successful in preventing a malicious attack.

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Products
Design

New Products

See the new products, including Mercury Systems' Direct RF system-on-module, TT Electronics' LRMAH2512 surface-mount technology shunt resistors, General Micro Systems' 1U and 2U “Shorty 4” servers, Sigma-Netics' thin-walled metal tubes, and much more.

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Briefs
Aerospace

New Realistic Computer Model will Help Robots Collect Moon Dust

Working with their industry partner, Thales Alenia Space in the U.K., who has specific interest in creating working robotic systems for space applications, the team investigated a virtual version of regolith, another name for Moon dust.

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Manned Systems

German Researchers Develop New Approach to Detecting Ice Accumulation in Flight

Researchers at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have developed a new approach to detecting ice formation resulting from the accumulation of large droplets...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Palantir to Build Prototypes for Army’s First AI-Defined Targeting Station

Palantir Technologies has been awarded a prime agreement for the development and delivery of the Tactical Intelligence Targeting Access Node (TITAN) ground...

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Articles
Defense

Rydberg Technologies Shows Potential of Long-Range RF with Quantum Sensor at NetModX23

Rydberg Technologies demonstrated the use of an atomic receiver for long-range RF applications during the NetModX23 event. Shortly after the completion of the NetModX event, Aerospace & Defense Technology caught up with Rydberg CEO David Anderson to discuss the demonstration of their atomic receiver prototype and the future potential of quantum sensing in real-world military RF applications.

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Defense

New Report Finds Need for Defense Laboratories to Improve Quantum Workforce Planning

Quantum technologies build on quantum physics to process and communicate information in ways that existing technologies can't. Nations leading quantum...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

DARPA-Funded Research Leads to Quantum Computing Breakthrough

A team of researchers working on the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s (DARPA’s) Optimization with Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum devices (ONISQ) program has...

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Weapons Systems

ATHENA Sensor Brings Generational Leap to Airborne MANPAD Protection

Since their introduction, Man-Portable Air Defense Systems – heat-seeking, shoulder-fired missiles – have been a persistent threat to U.S. Army aviation. Infrared...

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Defense

Quantum Sensing Enters DoD Landscape in First-of-a-Kind Gyroscope Space Demonstration

The Defense Science Board identified three areas of quantum technology that will be most relevant to the Department of Defense's (DoD) technological...

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Briefs
AR/AI

Adapting US Army Acquisition to Ensure the Reliability and Safety of Autonomous Vehicles

This report presents several challenges that the U.S. Army will face in the transition to AVs, challenges that are only magnified in the current acquisition environment with limited testing.

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Aerospace

An Adaptive Pipeline From Scientific Data to Models

Under DARPA’s Synergistic Discovery and Design program, a team broadly researched and developed data driven techniques for scientific discovery and robust design, proving feasibility through program challenge problems with Yeast States, Novel Chassis, Protein Stability, and Perovskite.

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AR/AI

Learning Defects From Aircraft NDT Data

Non-destructive evaluation of aircraft production is optimized and digitalized with Industry 4.0. The aircraft structures produced using fiber metal laminate are traditionally inspected using water-coupled ultrasound scans and manually evaluated.

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Application Briefs
Manned Systems

Multispectral Airborne Reconnaissance System

Collins Aerospace has announced the completion of flight testing for the MS-110 Multispectral Airborne Reconnaissance System to enter operational service.

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AR/AI

Intelligent Gateway Connects Aircraft to Space Force Unified Data Library in Northern Edge Exercise

During the latest demonstration in the U.S. Indo Pacific Command's 2023 Northern Edge exercise series, an intelligence data gathering and...

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Electronics & Computers

New Synthetic Quantum Nanostructures Program Targets Synthetic Metamaterial Development

Current approaches for quantum computing, sensing, communications, and signal-processing rely on superconducting electronic devices that can...

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Manned Systems

AFMC Completes First Ever Flight of F-35 with F-22 Software

An F-35A Lightning II from the 461st Flight Test Squadron recently took flight with a complement of software applications developed by government and industry providers...

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Defense

Northrop Grumman Developing Next Generation Inertial Sensor for US Navy

The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a new production contract for the new AN/WSN-12 Inertial Sensor Module (ISM). Northrop Grumman’s AN/WSN-12 ISM...

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Articles
AR/AI

Airborne Inspection Sensor Evolves with LiDAR, Mid-IR and Artificial Intelligence

The Airborne LiDAR Pipeline Inspection Sensor has evolved from a simple proof of concept model to a fully capable and successful commercial airborne pipeline inspection system.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

NASA Tests Artemis II Crew Seat and Flight Suit

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and NASA worked together over the last two weeks of April 2023 along with other industry partners, such as Lockheed Martin, to test the most current...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

DARPA’s HOTS Program to Develop Sensor Microelectronics for Extreme Temperatures

Modern technologies are laden with sensors – a now-customary fact of life in much of the world. On smart watches and phones, and in cars and homes,...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Air Force Performs First Test of Microwave Counter Drone Weapon THOR

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) conducted a demonstration on April 5, 2023, of its high-power microwave counter drone weapon, the Tactical High-power...

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Application Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Handheld Targeting System

The U.S. Marine Corps awarded Northrop Grumman the initial production and operations contract for the Next Generation Handheld Targeting System (NGHTS).

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Briefs
Aerospace

Multi-Scale Structuring of the Polar Ionosphere

Ionospheric variability is a critical consideration for communication systems, GNSS, and space asset management.

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Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Stepped-Frequency Distributed Radar for Through-the-Wall Sensing

The authors are studying the application of distributed radar to through-the-wall sensing.

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Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Drift Improvement with Reinforcement Training of Inertial Sensors

The main objective of the DIRT-I project is to extend the holdover time of inertial sensors in the absence of a Global Navigation Satellite System.

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Aerospace

Overcoming Performance Limitations of Distributed Brillouin Fiber Laser Sensors

Distributed fiber sensors are a powerful tool for structural health monitoring and environmental sensing due to their ability to remotely monitor the strain at 1,000s of locations using low-cost optical fiber.

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Briefs
Materials

Electro-Optic Materials Research

Here, a summary of the main lines of effort for the Electro-Optics Materials Research program including its goals and major accomplishments of the past five years.

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