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2012-07-25 10:20:09

ARLINGTON, Va., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) announces it has been selected as a key participant to support the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Tactical Technologies Office (TTO) Phoenix Technologies Program. The Phoenix Program is developing technologies to cooperatively harvest and re-use valuable components from retired, nonworking satellites in geosynchronous orbit. The planned repurposing of these satellite components such as antennas...

2012-07-25 02:23:16

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Energid Technologies Corporation has been selected to provide software for robotic control and simulation to DARPA Phoenix. Phoenix is a multi-year program designed to develop and demonstrate technologies to cooperatively harvest and re-use valuable components from retired, nonworking satellites in geosynchronous orbit. The Phoenix program vision is to field a robotic satellite servicing spacecraft. The spacecraft employs...

Who’s Your Daddy? Debate Fires Up Again Over Father Of The Internet
2012-07-24 10:39:38

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online One presidential quip and a Wall Street Journal column later, the Internet has once more become aware of its bastardization, left to wander this world fatherless and alone. Gordon Crovitz reopened the wound this weekend, calling into question President Obama´s quote, "The Internet didn't get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all companies could make money off the Internet." As the...

DARPA Wants More Efficient Robots
2012-07-04 04:24:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A robot capable of disabling a roadside bomb is pointless if it runs out of power, so DARPA is creating a goal to create a more efficient robot. The agency created the Maximum Mobility and Manipulation (M3) Actuation program, with the goal of achieving a 2,000 percent increase in the efficiency of power transmission and application in robots. "Humans and animals have evolved to consume energy very efficiently for movement," DARPA...

DARPA Reaches Out To Public For UAV Unsuccessfully
2012-07-04 04:17:53

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online DARPA reached out to a community of unmanned air vehicle (UAV) enthusiasts to help create new military aircraft, but failed to find a worthy candidate to win the $100,000 prize. The agency said it set out to determine if a group of enthusiasts could develop a military relevant back-pack portable UAV with specific capabilities. The effort, according to DARPA, sought to inspire innovation and creative thought by lowering barriers to...

2012-07-03 06:21:09

PALMDALE, Calif., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to receive a Phase I Airborne Launch Assist Space Access (ALASA) program study contract valued at about $6.2 million. The ALASA program is a research and development effort maturing technologies to maintain vital satellite capabilities during a crisis. "Our approach uses a tactical aircraft to provide a high energy-state, reusable...

2012-07-02 02:20:39

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricardo, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Ricardo plc, a multi-industry consultancy for engineering, technology, project innovation and strategy, today announced it has been selected by the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to stage the FANG Challenge, a series of three competitions designed to produce the Fast, Adaptable, Next-Generation Ground (FANG) vehicle. FANG will be a new heavy,...

DARPA Develops Disaster Zone Delivery Systems
2012-06-28 08:02:36

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com DARPA announced on Tuesday that it has developed new sea and air delivery systems to help lend support to disaster zones. DARPA said its Tactically Expandable Maritime Platform (TEMP) program has completed the design of technologies to transform commercial container ships into self-contained floating supply bases during a disaster relief operations. "During natural or manmade disasters, the U.S. armed forces, with rapidly deployable sealift, airlift,...

2012-05-23 02:20:37

RICHARDSON, Texas, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In the world of ultra-high tech, we sometimes read about how a DARPA concept, NASA spinoff or a technology transfer from some skunk work has revolutionized an aspect of our world. It has happened again and this time in Richardson, TX at a company called Innovative Signal Analysis (ISA). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120523/DA10261LOGO) ISA leveraged optical techniques and data processing skills they perfected for the National...

2012-05-14 10:20:21

MENLO PARK, Calif., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International has been awarded a $7.1 million contract for Phase 1 of a five-year, $41.5 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract under DARPA's Broad Operational Language Translation (BOLT) program. BOLT is an international research initiative to develop breakthrough language technologies. "Machine translation technology has made major progress over the past decade," said Jing Zheng, Ph.D., leader of SRI's BOLT...