Tag Archives: Electronics

Naval Sea Systems Command Holds First Virtual Small Business Forum

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Naval Sea Systems Command held a virtual forum to discuss programs that fund the research, development and transition of technologies made in partnership with small businesses. The Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Transition online event ran from Jan. 27 to 28, marking the forum's first virtual rendition.

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Pentagon Report Uncovers Risks in Defense Industrial Base

A Department of Defense report says the number of weapons and ammunition suppliers has dropped despite DoD’s increased spending on such equipment since 2016, Defense News reported Thursday. “Even in the defense services market, which is traditionally considered to have lower barriers to entry, supplier counts are shrinking,” according to DoD’s Industrial Capabilities report released in May.

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DARPA Unveils Three-Day Annual Electronics Summit

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will hold an annual event intending to grow the creation of a secure, specialized and autonomous electronics industry. The Electronics Resurgence Initiative Summit seeks to gather the electronics sector and provide organizations an avenue to assess technical progress, demonstrate their technologies and share their inputs for potential research pathways, DARPA said Friday.

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AFRL, Harvard Develop Stretchable Electronics Manufacturing Process

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have jointly developed a new three-dimensional printing process to manufacture stretchable and flexible electronics. Hybrid 3D printing is an additive manufacturing process that combines conductive material with material substrate to form stretchable and wearable electronics, the Air Force said …

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DARPA’s Electronics Tech Devt Project Gets $75M Under FY 2018 DoD Budget Request

The Defense Department‘s budget request for fiscal year 2018 includes $75 million for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s public-private initiative that seeks to support further technological developments in the area of electronics. DARPA said Thursday the “electronics resurgence” initiative aims to foster a continued boost in electronics performance even without further miniaturization. The budget …

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NASA to Break Ground on New R&D Lab at Langley Research Center

NASA will break ground Tuesday on a laboratory at Langley Research Center in Virginia as part of a 20-year revitalization initiative to modernize aging structures and construct facilities. The space agency said Thursday the new Measurement Systems Laboratory will be built to research and develop measurement concepts, systems and technologies for aeronautic, scientific and space exploration missions. W.M. Jordan …

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New Army Innovation Center Develops Stryker Virtual Training System

A team of technology developers at the U.S. Army‘s Combined Arms Center-Training Innovation Facility at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, has built an immersive platform to train soldiers to operate Stryker armored combat vehicles. The CAC-TIF team developed the Stryker Virtual Collective Trainer using plywood materials, touchscreen technology and commercial virtual reality headsets, according to an article published …

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DARPA Eyes Near-Zero-Power Tech to Extend Sensor Operational Life

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking proposals on near-zero-power sensor technologies as part of the Near Zero Power RF and Sensor Operations program to address current power limitations of remote wireless military sensors. DARPA said Monday the N-ZERO program aims to develop sensing functions that enable passive monitoring and eventual activation …

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