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New Robotic Pit Crew Member Being Developed
2013-04-02 19:04:41

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Pentagon is developing a robot that could help take over some of the responsibilities of a racecar pit crew. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) released a new video of a two-armed robot using a tool to remove a tire from a car. According to the New York Times, the goal of the program is to develop robots and prosthetic devices for wide use, at a lower cost. Robotic hands currently available cost $10,000 and...

DARPA Launches Wireless Network Defense Program
2013-03-20 19:00:06

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The label “military grade” is often assigned to products and technologies that are capable of not only withstanding harsh environments, but also of working in areas where such products and tools aren´t often found. In today´s modern battlefield, many of these technologies also require a wireless network to connect with one another and other points offsite. This can´t be a normal network, of course. It...

Vanishing Transient Electronics The Focus Of New DARPA Project
2013-01-29 08:55:33

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In yet another instance in a long line of attempting to bring science fiction to real life, DARPA has invited scientists to help them create Vanishing Programmable Resources, or VAPR. In other words, hardware that self-destructs on command. Such hardware with a very real deadline could be particularly useful on the battlefield, where all sorts of technology, including cell phones and sensors are absolutely required material....

Old Satellites May Be Repurposed By DARPA
2013-01-22 20:41:31

[ Watch the Video: Phoenix Program Demonstration of Latest Advances ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online One new satellite repurposing program could bring old satellites out of retirement, giving them a new goal as they remain in orbit. DARPA said on Tuesday it is developing a new program for the old satellites that hurdle through space 22,000 miles above the Earth. The goal of the Phoenix program is to fundamentally change how space systems could be...

New 2-D Optical Phased Array Technology To Enable Advanced LADAR, Other Defense Applications
2013-01-18 09:05:40

DARPA Most people are familiar with the concept of RADAR. Radio frequency (RF) waves travel through the atmosphere, reflect off of a target, and return to the RADAR system to be processed. The amount of time it takes to return correlates to the object´s distance. In recent decades, this technology has been revolutionized by electronically scanned (phased) arrays (ESAs), which transmit the RF waves in a particular direction without mechanical movement. Each emitter varies its phase and...


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