Technology

USAF AFWERX Event Tackles Opportunities to Rebuild, Modernize Tyndall AFB; Brig. Gen. Patrice Melancon, Lowell Usrey Quoted

Tyndall AFB

A program held by the U.S. Air Force's AFWERX innovation program highlighted opportunities to rebuild the hurricane-damaged Tyndall Air Force Base as a modern, state-of-the-art installation. AFWERX will unveil the top technology proposals on Aug. 7th. These entries will be eligible for the effort's succeeding phase.

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NASA, Swift Engineering Fly New Earth Observation UAS for Testing

HALE UAS

NASA's Ames Research Center partnered with Swift Engineering to test-fly a new solar-powered unmanned aircraft system designed for Earth observation and atmospheric research. The High-Altitude Long-Endurance (HALE UAS) flew for two hours to demonstrate low-altitude operations.

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Space Force Seeks Commercial Partners for ‘Deep Space’ Defense Acrhitecture; Col. Russell Teehan, Col. Joseph Roth Quoted

Space Force

The U.S. Space Force plans to partner with commercial entities for government programs aimed at establishing a deep-space architecture. Col. Russell Teehan said that the military branch envisions a “notional operational architecture” that will defend the nation’s space assets while handling strategic and theater activities.

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Jacobs Teams with NASA’s JPL to Support Mars Perseverance Rover; Steve Arnette, Trevor Graff Quoted

Mars Rover

Jacobs announced on Thursday that the company has partnered with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to build a new calibration device for the Mars Perseverance Rover. The calibration device is mounted on the front of the rover so that researchers can check SHERLOC's analytical instrumentation's accuracy by directing it to scan the baseline materials on the calibration target. 

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Two Army Projects Seek to Address Communication Barriers Between AI, Soldiers; Matthew Marge, Brandon Perelman Quoted

Artificial intelligence

Researchers at the U.S. Army are working on two artificial intelligence projects to improve communications between warfighters and AI systems. The Joint Understanding and Dialogue Interface or JUDI and Transparent Multi-Modal Crew Interface Designs projects support the Army’s efforts for its next-generation combat vehicle modernization initiatives.

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