Tag Archives: DARPA

Daniel Patt: DARPA Seeks Input on ‘Aircraft Carriers in the Sky’ Project

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking input from industry regarding the development of a solution that would “blend” the capabilities of large manned aircraft and small unmanned aircraft systems. DARPA said Sunday it plans to use large manned planes to launch, recover and transport several small UAS and facilitate greater range, speed and endurance for these …

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DARPA Tests Brain-Modeled Chip for Intell Mission; Narayan Srinivasa Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has demonstrated a brain-patterned chip aboard an unmanned aerial vehicle in an effort to develop a new intelligence gathering system, MIT Technology Review reported Tuesday. Tom Simonite writes DARPA tapped into a team of HRL Laboratories, IBM and other researchers to experiment on a neuromorphic hardware that mimics …

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DARPA to Discuss Low-Resource Human Language Program Requirements on Nov. 13

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will hold a a Proposers’ Day on Nov. 13 to discuss the agency’s Low Resource Languages for Emergent Incidents program and how human language technology could help decipher low-resource languages. DARPA said in an Oct. 24 FedBizOpps notice that its Information Innovation Office will sponsor the event to familiarize potential proposers on the program’s …

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Doug Weber: DARPA, UW-Madison Develop Tool to Study Brain Activity

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has developed a proof-of-concept instrument in an effort to leverage both electrical and optical approaches to stimulate and study the brain’s neural network activity. DARPA said Monday it partnered with the University of Wisconsin at Madison to create a graphene-based tool as part of the agency’s Reliable Neural-Interface Technology program. Graphene works to …

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Prem Kumar: DARPA Eyes Chip-Size Combs for Remote Chem/Bio Agent Detection

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking proposals for technologies that support remote detection of liquid or gaseous biological and chemical agents as part of its “Spectral Combs from UV to THz” program. DARPA says the program targets optical frequency comb technology with a broad spectral coverage to enable sensitive and specific detection functions for biological and chemical substances. …

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DARPA Seeks Crew Augmentation Tech for Ground Combat Vehicles

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is offering an research and development opportunity to potential partners on crew augmentation technologies as part of the Ground X-Vehicle Technologies program. DARPA said Tuesday the program seeks visualization, path planning, ally/adversary sensing, terrain classification and autopilot capabilities for ground-based armored fighting vehicles. DARPA wants crew augmentation to help boost situational awareness, ease operational …

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