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Special Ops Command seeks prototypes for ‘Iron Man suit’

Posted October 21, 2013 by David Vergun

DARPA graphic An artist’s rendering of what the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit might look like with its desired capabilities. U.S. Special Operations Command wants its operators to be protected with what it informally calls an “Iron Man suit,” named after the fictional superhero. In September, Socom announced it is seeking proposals for prototypes of…

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Air Force Support for a Metamaterial Future

Posted September 20, 2013 by Robert P. White, Ph.D.

Metamaterials have been in the news lately – and not only in technical journals. That is because the attributes of metamaterials are seemingly magical. When arranged just so, these extremely small manmade elements can alter the character of electromagnetic radiation in ways that no other material – either natural or manmade – can. One such…

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LVC-DE simulation aids UAS in the NAS integration

Posted September 18, 2013 by

NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the National Airspace System project is providing critical data to decision-makers who are working to meet the congressional mandate to open the national airspace to remotely or autonomously controlled aircraft by 2015.

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Dryden technicians modify Dream Chaser simulator

Posted September 18, 2013 by

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich Simulation technicians Brent Bieber, left, and Dennis Pitts install a boilerplate Dream Chaser canopy structure over the cockpit of a flight simulator in the simulation laboratory at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center. The modification will give Dream Chaser pilot-astronauts a more representative view of the actual flight profiles the spacecraft…

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NASA Dryden engineers capture dramatic supersonic shockwave images

Posted September 18, 2013 by

Elusive schlieren images of supersonic shockwaves emanating from NASA F-15 and F/A-18 aircraft flying at supersonic speeds were captured during recent pilot proficiency flights.

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Experimental space plane shooting for ‘aircraft-like’ operations in orbit

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Commercial, civilian and military satellites provide crucial real-time information essential to providing strategic national security advantages to the United States.

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Centcom program bridges scientific, technological gaps

Posted September 13, 2013 by Donna Miles

Step onto an elevator beside Martin Drake, U.S. Central Command’s chief science and technology adviser, and one might be surprised to hear him deliver to perfect strangers an unclassified tutorial he calls “Science and Technology 101.”

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A patent on the future

Posted September 11, 2013 by

A button-sized bomb detector, a terrain awareness warning system and a retention harness: NAVAIR recognized the inventors of these and more at an awards ceremony at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Aug. 29. “I want to share leadership’s sincere appreciation for the contributions each of you have made and continue to make to naval…

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Navy seeking academic researchers for two faculty programs

Posted September 11, 2013 by Katherine H. Crawford

The Office of Naval Research is seeking applications from college and university professors for its 2014 Summer Faculty Research and Sabbatical Leave programs, ONR officials announced Sept. 11. “This year, we hope to increase the number of applications for potential research that will further introduce the academic community to Navy research opportunities,” said Bill Ellis,…

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A Multiview of the Intelligence World

Posted September 6, 2013 by Robert White, Ph.D.

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research has been involved with various aspects of computer security ever since the idea of computer networking was being discussed. Recently, AFOSR funding was critical to the successful development of a groundbreaking effort, called MultiView, which is a component of the SecureView platform that allows an intelligence analyst the…

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