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Unmanned Systems

First Annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology USA

SMi is proud to present the 1st annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology USA conference, taking place on the 5th and 6th of May 2022 in Arlington, VA.

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Aerospace

Research Could Lead to Noise Reduction in Aircraft Engines

Through a Small Business Innovative Research contract awarded to MetroLaser, Inc., by the U.S. Navy, a system is being developed to measure the gas velocity of engine exhaust to...

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Imaging

Mounted Troops to Get High-Tech Situational Awareness Tools

Mounted armored vehicles such as the Bradley have long been used as heavy weapons platforms with long range sensors to hunt targets and provide armored transportation to...

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Data Acquisition

Northrop Grumman to Develop Prototype Artificial Intelligence Assistant

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Perceptually enabled Task Guidance (PTG)...

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Electronics & Computers

Egypt’s Apache Helicopter Fleet to Get Upgraded Sensor Systems

Lockheed Martin received a $102 million contract award to upgrade 25 of Egypt’s AH-64D Apaches to the E-model version of the aircraft. This modernization for the Egyptian...

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Imaging

Technology Companies Work to Combat Pilot Fatigue

Collins Aerospace and Seeing Machines, a leader in eye tracking and driver safety technology, are working together to develop and deliver revolutionary fatigue management technology...

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Photonics/Optics

Researchers Developing Prototype of Next-Gen Night Vision Technology

Three University of Arkansas researchers — electrical engineering professor Shui-Qing “Fisher” Yu, Distinguished Professor Greg Salamo, and Jin Hu, assistant...

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Aerospace

3D Data Acquisition Platform for Human Activity Understanding

A computational approach for action prediction can extend to machines and also promote further research in human prediction and intention sensing.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

USSF Awards Missile Track Custody Prototype Effort

The U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) has awarded two contracts for the Missile Track Custody Prototype effort. The effort will carry two contractors –...

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AR/AI

Perimeter Security Sensor System

Silent Sentinel Inc., a U.K.-based surveillance company, has been selected as a provider for the US Department of Defense.

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Software

Weapon Fire Control System

Smart Shooter increases the accuracy and lethality of small arms.

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Aerospace

A Prototype Fuel Gauge for Orbit

Liquids aren’t as well behaved in space as they are on Earth. Inside a spacecraft, microgravity allows liquids to freely slosh and float about. The National Institute of Standards and Technology...

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Unmanned Systems

Drone Parachute Rescue System

The technology is completely autonomous, lightweight, reusable and non-pyrotechnical.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Unmanned Ground Vehicles

The Marine Corps will use the FLIR Centaur to assist in disarming improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Directed-Energy System to Defeat Small Unmanned Aircraft System Swarms

New weapons technology is needed to combat the proliferation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS).

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Aerospace

U.S. Army Orders Next-Generation Missile Warning Systems

BAE Systems received $179 million in total awards from the U.S. Army as part of the Limited Interim Missile Warning System (LIMWS) Quick Reaction Capability (QRC) program. This...

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Photonics/Optics

New Enhanced Visual Acuity System Will Help Pilots Fly More Safely

Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp., is helping the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps transition from analog to digital night vision systems with...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Photonic Microwave Generation Using On-Chip Optical Frequency Combs

A key building block of microwave photonics is optical frequency combs, which provide hundreds of equidistant and mutually coherent laser lines.

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Photonics/Optics

Simulation of Active Imaging Systems

Active imaging systems offer the promise of significantly improved tactical performance compared to passive military systems operating in adverse ground, air, and underwater/ maritime environments. These...

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Physical Sciences

Development of High-Resolution Eddy Current Imaging Using an Electromechanical Sensor

An oscillating current flowing through a coil produces an oscillating magnetic field. When an electrically conducting material like a metal is brought...

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Aerospace

Designing COTS Optics Into Defense Projects

When settling in to design a new optical device for a defense application, it is often desirable to use Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) optical components wherever possible. COTS optics offer many...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Shortwave Infrared Sensors: A New Way to See

Compact, lightweight, and uncooled imaging sensors are fueling a revolution in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR). They are the key enablers for a powerful new breed of...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

GigE Advanced Imaging Sensor

The Wide-Field Dynamic Range (WFDR) camera is a high-sensitivity, wide-field-of-regard sensor of importance to future military surveillance and survivability systems. It is intended to be used in harsh, noisy...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Tightly Coupled INS, GPS, and Imaging Sensors for Precision Geolocation

To address the issue of poor georegistration performance for small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), navigation and target-location accuracy improvements achievable by tightly integrating an image-based feature-tracking algorithm with Global Positioning System (GPS) and a...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Digital Light Control Simplifies Focal Plane Array Testing and Image Sensor Production

Characterization of the performance of image sensors and image sensor systems is critical to success in many defense and security applications. From image...

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Information Technology

Fusion of Image- and Inertial-Sensor Data for Navigation

Amethod of real-time fusion of readout data from electronic inertial and image sensors for passive navigation has been developed. By "passive navigation" is meant navigation without...