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August 18, 2017
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
The Radio Frequency Spectrum plus Machine Learning = equal A New Wave in Radio Technology



Washington DC (SPX) Aug 14, 2017
The current wave of artificial intelligence, driven by machine learning (ML) techniques, is all the rage, and for good reason. With sufficient training on digitized writing, spoken words, images, video streams, and other digital content, ML has become the basis of voice recognition, self-driving cars, and other previously only-imagined capabilities. As billions of phones, appliances, drones, traffic lights, security systems, environmental sensors, and other radio-connected devices sum into a rapid ... read more

AEROSPACE
NASA, students to study eclipse with high-altitude balloons
Washington (UPI) Aug 16, 2017
Not everyone will be watching next week's eclipse from ground level. As part of the Eclipse Ballooning Project, some 50 high-altitude balloons launched from 20 locations will offer a view of the phenomenon from the edge of space. ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
NASA sends mice to space station to study space travel health risks
Washington (UPI) Aug 15, 2017
With Monday's SpaceX launch a success, a group of mice are en route to the International Space Station. The rodents are being sent to ISS as part of an ongoing effort by NASA to study the impacts of longterm space travel on human health. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
'Dragon captured' as cargo arrives at space station
Miami (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo vessel, carrying the first super-computer to space as part of its 6,400 pound (2,900 kilograms) payload arrived Wednesday at the International Space Station. ... more
ENERGY TECH
Updated computer code improves prediction of particle motion in plasma experiments
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
A computer code used by physicists around the world to analyze and predict tokamak experiments can now approximate the behavior of highly energetic atomic nuclei, or ions, in fusion plasmas more acc ... more
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SPACE TRAVEL
Disruptioneering: Streamlining the Process of Scientific Discovery
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 14, 2017
DARPA's Defense Sciences Office (DSO) has announced the first programs under its new Disruptioneering effort, which pushes for faster identification and exploration of bold and risky ideas with the ... more
UAV NEWS
Balloons and drones and clouds
Albuquerque NM (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
Last week, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories flew a tethered balloon and an unmanned aerial system, colloquially known as a drone, together for the first time to get Arctic atmospheric tem ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
NASA: let's say something to Voyager 1 on 40th anniversary of launch
Washington (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
NASA is seeking suggestions from the public for a message to beam far, far out into space to the probe Voyager 1 in time for the 40th anniversary of its launch. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
SHIIVER tank arrives at NASA's Marshall Center for spray-on foam insulation
Huntsville AL (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
A technical challenge that NASA is working to solve is how to maintain very cold liquid propellants to be used as fuel for deep space missions. Heat intercept concepts such as advanced insulation bl ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
Envistacom wins $10M Army communications contract
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
The U.S. Army recently awarded Envistacom with a contract to provide communications and operations support to forces deployed in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
N.Korean missiles based on motor from ex-Soviet plant: report
Washington (AFP) Aug 14, 2017
North Korea's recent rapid progress in developing a long-range missile appears to have come after it refurbished rocket engines procured from a plant in the former Soviet Union, according to an expert report published Monday. ... more


SpaceX launches super-computer to space station

SPACE TRAVEL
SpaceX launches super-computer to space station
Miami (AFP) Aug 14, 2017
SpaceX on Monday blasted off its unmanned Dragon cargo ship toward the International Space Station, carrying a host of science experiments and the most powerful computer ever sent into orbit. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
Jacobs Technology awarded $4.6B contract for missile defense services
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Jacobs Technology is receiving a contract with a maximum value of $4.6 billion for services for the Missile Defense Agency, the Department of Defense announced on Wednesday. ... more
GPS NEWS
Harris delivers navigation package for third GPS III satellite
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
Harris has delivered its third navigation package to Lockheed Martin for use on U.S. Air Force GPS III satellites expected to first launch next year. ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
ViaSat, Data Link receive $123.4M for MIDS JRTS radios
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
ViaSat and Data Link Solutions have each received a $123.4 million modification to an existing contract for development and production of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System terminals, the Department of Defense announced on Thursday. ... more



Archinaut Project conducts first large-scale 3D build in space-like environment
Huntsville AL (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
Archinaut, a NASA Technology Demonstration Mission (TDM) project developing cutting-edge technology to build and assemble complex hardware and supersized structures on demand in space, achieved an unprecedented milestone this summer. "To our knowledge, this is the first time additive manufacturing has been successfully tested on such a large scale in the vacuum and temperature conditions o ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 16, 2017
Air Force tests new radar receivers for rescue helicopters
Denver CO (SPX) Aug 14, 2017
Lockheed Martin integrates first modernized A2100 satellite
Washington (UPI) Aug 16, 2017
Marine Corps testing mobile 3D printing lab
ViaSat, Data Link receive $123.4M for MIDS JRTS radios
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
ViaSat and Data Link Solutions have each received a $123.4 million modification to an existing contract for development and production of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System terminals, the Department of Defense announced on Thursday. The contract will go toward purchases for the U.S.military and foreign military sales. The work will be perform ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Envistacom wins $10M Army communications contract
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 14, 2017
The Radio Frequency Spectrum plus Machine Learning = equal A New Wave in Radio Technology
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
82nd Airborne tests in-flight communication system for paratroopers
Harris delivers navigation package for third GPS III satellite
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
Harris has delivered its third navigation package to Lockheed Martin for use on U.S. Air Force GPS III satellites expected to first launch next year. The navigation system is mostly digital and has computers and atomic clocks shielded against radiation. "We are now in full production and on target to deliver the fourth GPS III navigation payload to Lockheed Martin this fall," Har ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
IAI, Honeywell Aerospace team for GPS anti-jam system
Colorado Springs CO (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Lockheed Martin Begins Modernizing Receivers for U.S. Air Force's GPS Signal Monitoring Stations
Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 21, 2017
Russia, China to Set Up Pilot Zone to Test National Navigation Systems
NASA, students to study eclipse with high-altitude balloons
Washington (UPI) Aug 16, 2017
Not everyone will be watching next week's eclipse from ground level. As part of the Eclipse Ballooning Project, some 50 high-altitude balloons launched from 20 locations will offer a view of the phenomenon from the edge of space. For those in the path of Monday's total solar eclipse, the star attraction will be skyward. Necks will be craned as moon's path intercepts the sun and casts a ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 16, 2017
Lockheed Martin to hire 1,000 more workers for F-35 production in Fort Worth
Washington (UPI) Aug 14, 2017
Lockheed Martin receives $24.1M F-35 systems contract
Moscow (AFP) Aug 12, 2017
Women to train as Russian air force pilots
Single molecules can work as reproducible transistors - at room temperature
New York NY (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
A major goal in the field of molecular electronics, which aims to use single molecules as electronic components, is to make a device where a quantized, controllable flow of charge can be achieved at room temperature. A first step in this field is for researchers to demonstrate that single molecules can function as reproducible circuit elements such as transistors or diodes that can easily operat ... more
Stanford CA (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
New ultrathin semiconductor materials exceed some of silicon's 'secret' powers
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Single-photon emitter has promise for quantum info-processing
Berkeley CA (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
A semiconductor that can beat the heat
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
Airbus completes MetOp-C platform/payload coupling
Toulouse, France (SPX) Aug 14, 2017
MetOp-C is the third and final satellite of the first generation of MetOp polar-orbiting meteorological satellites. The payload module of MetOp-C, developed and built by Airbus in Germany, was delivered to Toulouse after it completed a series of tests at ESTEC, the technical centre of the European Space Agency (ESA) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The satellite, weighing in at four to ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
Ozone treaty taking a bite out of US greenhouse gas emissions
Edwards AFB CA (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
NASA-led airborne mission studies storm intensification in northern hemisphere
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Nickel key to Earth's magnetic field, research shows
Treaty to curb mercury exposure takes effect
Paris (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
A 128-nation treaty to curb exposure to the dangerous heavy metal mercury entered into force Wednesday, the United Nations announced on the convention's website. Adopted in 2013, the Minamata Convention on Mercury was named for the Japanese fishing town in which thousands were poisoned by the deadly element in the mid-20th century. The toll was caused by discharge from a chemical factory ... more
Ottawa (AFP) Aug 14, 2017
Canada looking to add environmental protections to NAFTA
Seattle WA (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
Probiotics help poplar trees clean up toxins in Superfund sites
Phnom Penh (AFP) July 13, 2017
Cambodia bans overseas exports of coastal sand
InterDrone 2017 Las Vegas - Sept 6-8
China's satellite sends unbreakable cipher from space
Beijing (XNA) Aug 14, 2017
Chinese scientists have become the first to realize quantum key distribution from a satellite to the ground, laying the foundation for building a hack-proof global quantum communication network. The achievement based on experiments conducted with the world' s first quantum satellite, Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS), was published in the authoritative academic journal Nature on T ... more
Xi'an, China (XNA) Aug 14, 2017
Xian Satellite Control Center resolves over 10 major satellite faults in 50 years
Beijing (XNA) Jul 10, 2017
China develops sea launches to boost space commerce
Beijing (XNA) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese satellite Zhongxing-9A enters preset orbit
Jacobs Technology awarded $4.6B contract for missile defense services
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Jacobs Technology is receiving a contract with a maximum value of $4.6 billion for services for the Missile Defense Agency, the Department of Defense announced on Wednesday. The services will go toward the Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center and communications and informations technology for MDA. The work will primarily be conducted at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado, ... more
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 12, 2017
Japan deploys missile defence over N. Korea threat to Guam
Washington (AFP) July 30, 2017
US successfully tests missile intercept system
Seoul (AFP) July 29, 2017
S. Korea speeds up US missile defence over North's missile test
N.Korean missiles based on motor from ex-Soviet plant: report
Washington (AFP) Aug 14, 2017
North Korea's recent rapid progress in developing a long-range missile appears to have come after it refurbished rocket engines procured from a plant in the former Soviet Union, according to an expert report published Monday. According to Michael Elleman of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the missiles used in recent North Korean tests were based on the RD-250 engine once m ... more
Kiev (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Ukraine to probe claim it supplied NKorea missile engine
Washington (UPI) Aug 16, 2017
Raytheon and Lockheed secure contract for foreign Javelin missile sales
Kiev (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
Kiev says engine type 'used in N.Korea missiles' made for Russia
How to move objects at the nanoscale
Trieste, Italy (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
To move a nanoparticle on the surface of a graphene sheet, you won't need a "nano-arm": by applying a temperature difference at the ends of the membrane, the nanocluster laying on it will drift from the hot region to the cold one. In addition, contrary to the laws ruling the world at the macroscale, the force acting on the particle - the so-called thermophoretic force - should not decrease as th ... more
Chicago IL (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
New method promises easier nanoscale manufacturing
Ann Arbor MI (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Nanoparticles could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks
Barcelona, Spain (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
New material resembling a metal nanosponge could reduce computer energy consumption
Northrop Grumman to demonstrate autonomous networked unmanned vehicles
Washington (UPI) Aug 14, 2017
Northrop Grumman will demonstrate autonomous unmanned undersea and unmanned surface vehicles at the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise at the Naval Surface Warfare Center this week. The demonstration will coordinate multiple undersea and surface autonomous vehicles alongside an aerial vehicle to collect targeting data for enemy seabed infrastructure, followed by an undersea vehicle enga ... more
Palo Alto CA (SPX) Aug 14, 2017
SSL and NASA complete preliminary design review for on-orbit robotic servicing spacecraft
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Why humans find faulty robots more likeable
Washington (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
Mishap doesn't dampen enthusiasm for security robots
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Balloons and drones and clouds
Albuquerque NM (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
Last week, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories flew a tethered balloon and an unmanned aerial system, colloquially known as a drone, together for the first time to get Arctic atmospheric temperatures with better location control than ever before. In addition to providing more precise data for weather and climate models, being able to effectively operate UASs in the Arctic is important fo ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 15, 2017
DJI announces pending fix for drones following Army ban
Tehran (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
Iran rejects US claims of unsafe drone flight in Gulf
Washington (AFP) Aug 14, 2017
Iran drone flies close to US carrier in Gulf: Pentagon


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