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Army researchers link ground robots for collaborative autonomy

Posted October 31, 2012 by

Army photograph Jason Gregory and Jeffrey Twigg, both of U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s Computational and Information Sciences Directorate, use their robotics expertise to explore ways to best operate autonomous systems in complex and unstructured situations like those soldiers encounter on the battlefield. Four U.S. Army Research Laboratory researchers have developed an algorithm that will make…

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AEDC engineers’ AIAA award-winning technical paper sets stage for future hypersonic program test capability

Posted January 21, 2013 by Philip Lorenz III

An American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics award-winning technical paper, authored by Arnold Engineering Development Complex’s Tom Fetterhoff and Wade Burfitt, represents a significant stepping stone to the future of hypersonic weapons system program development. The AIAA Hypersonics Program Committee recently selected “Overview of the Advanced Propulsion Test Technology Hypersonic Aero Propulsion Clean Air Testbed…

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NASA, Air Force seek next generation space processor program

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NASA and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory in Albuquerque, N.M., are requesting research and development proposals to define the type of spacecraft computing needed for future missions. Through a broad agency announcement, the Air Force Next Generation Space Processor Analysis Program is seeking two to four companies to perform a yearlong evaluation of advanced…

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NASA announces 2013 space technology research grants

Posted June 10, 2013 by

NASA has selected 65 graduate students as the 2013 class of Space Technology Research Fellows. This third class of space technology graduate students will conduct research relevant to agency technology challenges aligned with NASA’s space technology roadmaps, while pursuing degrees in related disciplines at their respective institutions. “NASA’s space technology development and innovation pipeline sees…

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NASA selects 11 space radiobiology research proposals

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NASA’s Human Research Program will fund 11 ground-based research proposals using beams of high-energy, heavy ions to simulate space radiation to better understand the risks this radiation poses to humans. The proposals were in response to the research announcement, “Ground-Based Studies in Space Radiobiology.” The selected proposals are from 11 institutions in eight states, which…

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NASA completes first ATTREX science mission

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NASA photograph NASA’s unmanned Global Hawk is pushed out of a hangar on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in preparation for an ATTREX science flight over the Western Pacific. NASA’s Global Hawk No. 872 completed a 17.5-hour science flight Feb. 14, it’s first for the 2014 Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment (ATTREX) mission. The unmanned aircraft,…

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Pumping it up: Airbags take weight in ACTE G-III loads tests

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Technicians at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s Flight Loads Laboratory recently completed structural evaluations on a modified Gulfstream G-III aircraft that will serve as a test bed for the Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge project.

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New ONR program aims to develop solid-state laser weapons for ships

Posted May 8, 2012 by by Grace Jean

To help sailors defeat small boat threats and aerial targets without using bullets, the Office of Naval Research wants to develop a solid-state laser weapon prototype that will demonstrate multi-mission...

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Whatever floats your roboboat: competition engages students in STEM

Posted June 26, 2012 by by Katherine H. Crawford

An international lineup of university teams raced custom-built autonomous surface vehicles at the fifth annual RoboBoat competition, held June 20-24 in Virginia Beach, Va. The competition-sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation-is an autonomous robotics challenge where teams put their ASVs through a marked navigation channel…

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Division West soldiers test new technology to defeat IEDs

Posted August 13, 2012 by by Lt. Col. Aaron Dorf

Military combat engineers and civilian technical experts gathered here recently to conduct a series of experiments aimed at providing soldiers with new technology in the counter-improvised explosive device fight.

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