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NASA Langley scientists choose space-qualified FPGAs from Microsemi for spacecraft research

NASA Langley scientists choose space-qualified FPGAs from Microsemi for spacecraft research

Aug 21, 2013

HAMPTON, Va., 21 Aug. 2013. Scientists at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., needed radiation-tolerant field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for their investigations into aeronautics and spacecraft. They found their solution from the Microsemi Corp. SoC Products Group in Mountain View, Calif.

DARPA seeks human brain-like computers for complex signal processing and data analysis

DARPA seeks human brain-like computers for complex signal processing and data analysis

Aug 20, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., 20 Aug. 2013. U.S. government computer scientists are trying to emulate human brain functions in advanced computing, and applying this approach to complex signal processing and data analysis.

AAI Corp. to build six RQ-7 shadow UAVs for U.S. Army in $11.8 million contract modification

AAI Corp. to build six RQ-7 shadow UAVs for U.S. Army in $11.8 million contract modification

Aug 20, 2013

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 20 Aug. 2013. U.S. Army officials are asking AAI Corp. in Hunt Valley, Md., to provide six RQ-7 Shadow trailer-launched unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) under terms of a $11.8 million contract modification announced Monday.

Air Force issues industry solicitation to provide 1-Watt high-power laser system

Air Force issues industry solicitation to provide 1-Watt high-power laser system

Aug 19, 2013

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 19 Aug. 2013. U.S. Air Force researchers are asking industry to supply a high-power laser system. The Air Force Material Command AFTC/PZIO Operational Contracting Division at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., has issued a solicitation (F1T0EB3170AG04) for a High Power Laser System.

Air Force seeks modular crypto solutions to save time and money in information security

Air Force seeks modular crypto solutions to save time and money in information security

Aug 19, 2013

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 19 Aug 2013. U.S. Air Force researchers are asking for industry's help to determine if modular cryptographic systems could be developed that would save time and money in military information security systems.

Four companies still in running for Navy combat UAV job, but program's future may be in doubt

Four companies still in running for Navy combat UAV job, but program's future may be in doubt

Aug 16, 2013

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 16 Aug. 2013. Four major U.S. defense contractors remain in the running to build a future fighting unmanned aerial vehicle, yet as this project moves forward, its future may be in doubt, say naval experts.

Navy to locate mission-control center for fleet of maritime-patrol UAVs at Jacksonville NAS

Navy to locate mission-control center for fleet of maritime-patrol UAVs at Jacksonville NAS

Aug 16, 2013

JACKSONVILLE NAS, Fla., 16 Aug. 2013. U.S. Navy officials plan to build a mission-control complex for unmanned maritime patrol aircraft at Jacksonville Naval Air Station, Fla. The complex will provide command and control for the Navy's future fleet of Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Air Force readies radar and EW research program to improve target tracking and imaging

Air Force readies radar and EW research program to improve target tracking and imaging

Aug 14, 2013

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 14 Aug. 2013. U.S. Air Force Researchers are making plans for a program to advance radar and electronic warfare (EW) technology with hardware, software, and algorithms to improve target detection, tracking, imaging, classification, and identification in the midst of enemy RF jamming, spoofing, and other challenging conditions.

NASA prepares $100 million in contract opportunities for planned 2020 mission to Mars

NASA prepares $100 million in contract opportunities for planned 2020 mission to Mars

Aug 14, 2013

GREENBELT, Md., 14 Aug. 2013. Space exploration experts at the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are preparing $100 million worth of industry contracting opportunities, including unmanned vehicles, for an upcoming space flight mission to Mars planned for 2020.

Navy asks Hydroid to upgrade UUV with WiFi networking and new onboard computer

Navy asks Hydroid to upgrade UUV with WiFi networking and new onboard computer

Aug 13, 2013

SAN DIEGO, 13 Aug. 2013. U.S. Navy officials are asking unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) engineers at Hydroid Inc. in Pocasset, Mass., to upgrade a REMUS UUV operated by the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., with a variety of new capabilities.

Navy reaches out to industry to find Orange Tree ZestET1 Gigabit Ethernet boards

Navy reaches out to industry to find Orange Tree ZestET1 Gigabit Ethernet boards

Aug 13, 2013

DAHLGREN, Va., 13 Aug. 2013. U.S. Navy is asking embedded computing suppliers and distributors to provide 51 ZestET1 Gigabit Ethernet TCP/IP Offload Engine and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) board, which are designed and manufactured by Orange Tree Technologies Ltd. in Didcot, England.

Wanted: companies able to design beam controllers for future Army high-energy laser weapon

Wanted: companies able to design beam controllers for future high-energy laser weapon

Aug 12, 2013

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 12 Aug. 2013. U.S. Army laser weapons experts are surveying industry to find companies able to design a beam controller for a future truck-mounted 50-to-100-kilowatt high-energy laser able to shoot down enemy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), rockets, artillery rounds, and mortars.

Army looking for companies with secret facilities able to do cyber warfare research work

Army looking for companies that have secret facilities able to do cyber warfare research work

Aug 9, 2013

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 9 Aug. 2013. U.S. Army electronic warfare (EW) experts are reaching out to industry to find companies able to develop future offensive and defensive cyber warfare technologies while operating with top-secret facilities and procedures.

Advanced cyber security for C4ISR computer systems is aim of Air Force cyber program

Advanced cyber security for C4ISR computer systems is aim of Air Force cyber program

Aug 9, 2013

ROME, N.Y., 9 Aug. 2013. U.S. Air Force researchers are asking industry for ideas on a broad range of computer and information technologies to enable U.S. and allied warfighters to avoid, fight through, survive, and recover from advanced cyber threats.

Air Force moves program forward to host a staring infrared sensor on a commercial satellite

Air Force moves program forward to host a staring infrared sensor on a commercial satellite

Aug 7, 2013

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 7 Aug. 2013. U.S. Air Force space surveillance experts are moving closer to releasing an formal solicitation for a much-delayed major project to develop a staring overhead persistent infrared sensor payload for a commercial satellite.

Navy makes order of submarine-hunting sonobuoys for helicopters and patrol aircraft

Aug 6, 2013

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 6 Aug. 2013. U.S. Navy anti-submarine warfare (ASW) experts are buying 9,400 AN/SSQ-53F advanced passive sonobuoys from ERAPSCO Inc. in Columbia City, Ind. under terms of a $7.2 million contract modification announced Monday.

ViaSat and Data Link Solutions get orders for MIDS-LVT situational-awareness data terminals

ViaSat and Data Link Solutions get orders for MIDS-LVT situational-awareness data terminals

Aug 6, 2013

SAN DIEGO, 6 Aug. 2013. Two U.S. defense communications organizations are receiving orders from the U.S. Navy to provide military communications systems designed to enable aircraft, surface ships, ground vehicles, and fixed-site installations share situational awareness information in real time.

Latest cyber security technologies to be demonstrated to industry this month in San Jose

Latest cyber security technologies to be demonstrated to industry this month in San Jose

Aug 5, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., 5 Aug. 2013. Cyber warfare experts at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Washington are going to Silicon Valley to demonstrate recently developed cyber security technologies from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on 22 Aug. 2013 at the San Jose Marriott in San Jose, Calif.

Underwater navigation

Special Operations Command looking for next-gen underwater navigation instruments

Aug 2, 2013

MacDILL AFB, Fla., 2 Aug. 2013. Underwater navigation experts at U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., are reaching out to industry to find companies able to design a next-generation Doppler velocity log (DVL) navigation instrument for manned and unmanned submarines.

Air Force researchers set sights on reducing the size and cost of next-generation AESA radar

Air Force researchers set sights on reducing the size and cost of next-generation AESA radar

Aug 2, 2013

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 2 Aug. 2013. U.S. Air Force researchers are asking industry to find ways to reduce cost, cycle time, part count, and touch labor of manufacturing advanced active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar systems for next-generation military planes.

BAE Systems to help DARPA unify imaging and other battlefield intelligence sensors

BAE Systems to help DARPA unify imaging and other battlefield intelligence sensors

Aug 1, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., 1 Aug. 2013. Military intelligence sensor processing experts at the BAE Systems Electronic Solutions segment in Burlington, Mass., are beginning an advanced project to design a next-generation intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) exploitation and resource management system that fills gaps in today’s military intelligence analysis capability.

Boeing P-8A ASW aircraft production ramps-up with $2 billion contract for 13 more planes

Boeing P-8A ASW aircraft production ramps-up with $2 billion contract for 13 more planes

Aug 1, 2013

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 1 Aug. 2013. Aircraft designers at the Boeing Co. Defense, Space & Security segment in Seattle are making plans to build an additional 13 P-8A Poseidon long-range maritime patrol jets for the U.S. Navy under terms of a $2 billion contract modification announced late Wednesday.

IARPA releases solicitation for superconducting research in high-performance computing (HPC)

IARPA releases solicitation for superconducting research in high-performance computing (HPC)

Jul 31, 2013

WASHINGTON, 31 July 2013. U.S. government researchers are asking industry to develop a small computer based on superconducting logic and cryogenic memory that is energy-efficient, scalable, and able to solve interesting problems -- particularly those that involve intelligence gathering and analysis.

3 companies to develop multispectral camera for helmets and weapon sights for DARPA

3 companies to develop multispectral camera for helmets and weapon sights for DARPA

Jul 31, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., 31 July 2013. Three U.S. electro-optics companies are working to develop a small multispectral camera to help infantrymen and small combat units detect, recognize, and identify battlefield threats in daylight, at night, in bad weather, or in smoke and dust for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va.

Army to compete spare electronic parts job in August for manpack counter IED systems

Army to compete spare electronic parts job in August for manpack counter IED systems

Jul 30, 2013

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J., 30 July 2013. U.S. Army electronic warfare (EW) experts are preparing an industry competition to procure electronic spare parts for the manpack Thor III and Baldr counter improvised explosive device (IED) systems.

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