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Army Researchers Develop Sensor Tech for Hostile Fires Detection

The Army Research Lab and the branch’s Aviation Research, Development and Engineering Center have developed an integrated sensor platform for military users to detect hostile threats near their bases. Serenity is equipped with the FireFly acoustic sensor technology, electro-optical cameras and other government-designed hardware, algorithms and software, the Army said …

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Matthew Way: Army, JIEDDO Assess Commercial Systems During Culvert IED Detection Event

Twenty companies have demonstrated technologies that are built to detect improvised explosive devices at the U.S. military’s Culvert Denial Challenge event, Defense News reported Friday. Paul McCleary writes the Army Research Laboratory and the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization evaluated unmanned ground and aerial anti-IED systems during the competition …

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DoD Seeks Distance-Measurement, Imaging Tech for Army ISR Missions

The Defense Department is soliciting proposals under its Small Business Innovation Research program for developing a distance-measurement imaging system that can capture 3-D/4-D geospatial data for U.S. Army intelligence and surveillance missions. DoD said it is looking for passive systems due to the disadvantages of current technologies used to measure sensor-to-object distance, which …

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Todd Park: Firms, Universities Collaborate to Develop Cyber-Physical Emergency Response System

A group of private companies and universities has designed a technological framework that aims to link computational and physical tools for use in emergency response activities, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Rebecca Carroll writes that business and academic organizations have partnered to create a smart emergency response system through a competition designed …

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FAA Approves AeroVironment UAS to Survey BP Infrastructure at Alaska Oil Field

BP and AeroVironment have been authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration to use a commercial unmanned aircraft system to survey energy infrastructure in Alaska and determine areas that need maintenance and repair for the first FAA-approved commercial UAS project over land. The FAA said Tuesday that the AeroVironment Puma AE will survey BP pipelines, equipment …

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