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Geopolymer an innovative material is widely useful as construction industry to military runways, insulation material, and rocket nozzles

Geopolymer concrete—an innovative material in light of the ongoing emphasis on sustainability is a potential alternative to conventional portland cement concrete for use in transportation infrastructure construction. In contrast to portland cement, most geopolymer systems rely on minimally processed natural materials or industrial byproducts to provide the binding agents. Since …

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US DOD developing anti-jam technologies for WGS Satellites to counter advanced Russian Electronic Warfare

Military has become highly dependent on satellites for high data rate beyond line of sight communications as well as network centric operations. Satellite communications are also required to support military operations that are becoming more complex as conflict areas grow more dispersed on a global scale.   The ever increasing …

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Chinese Military now deploys all classes of drones and they have become part of its military strategy

China’s People’s Liberation Army is deploying increasingly sophisticated unmanned aerial vehicles and unmanned combat aerial vehicles. PLA is seeking to close the technological and capability gap with other leading military powers such as the United States, as well as to develop systems that are able to fulfill its foreseeable military …

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Quantum cascade laser (QCL) critical component for standoff chemical warfare agent detection and Direct Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) systems

The quantum cascade laser is a special kind of semiconductor laser, usually emitting in the mid- and long-wave infrared bands. Such a laser operates on laser transitions not between different electronic bands but on intersubband transitions of a semiconductor structure.  Their wide tuning range and fast response time allow for faster …

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US Army’s MDUSA to enhance soldier’s target acquisition range and reduce time to acquisition

The US Army has embarked on a  new project to develop a “Multidomain User Sensor Architecture Prototype” for situational awareness and target acquisition. The goal of the MDUSA effort is to address the need for increased situational awareness and target acquisition range in very low Size, Weight, and Power consumption (SWaP) …

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U.S. Navy’s undersea supremacy led by Super stealthy Virginia class Attack submarines, with Nuclear weapons capability

US Navy  plans to add as many as 32 attack submarines in just the next 15 years. Overall, the addition of attack submarines represents the largest overall platform increase within the Navy’s ambitious plan to grow the fleet to 355 ships. “Battle force inventory reaches 301 in 2020 and 355 in 2034,” …

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Blockchain & Cryptocurrency breakthroughs to transfer funds safely, quickly, anonymously and energy efficiently

As society become increasingly digital, financial services providers are looking to offer customers the same services to which they’re accustomed, but in a more efficient, secure, and cost effective way. Blockchain’s conceptual framework and underlying code is useful for a variety of financial processes because of the potential it has …

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Distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS) are superb for infrastructure and earthquake monitoring

The fiber optic sensors also called as optical fiber sensors use optical fiber or sensing element.  These Sensors can measure a large variety of parameters, such as temperature, pressure, strain, refractive index, vibrations, displacements, bending, loading, and liquid level or concentration of chemical species.   Over the past decade, optical …

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Photonic ADCs have removed the bottlenecks of bandwidth limitations and timing jitter of electronic analog-to-digital converter (ADC)

The performance of digital receivers used in modern military radar, communication, and surveillance systems is often limited by the performance of the analog-to-digital converter (ADC) used to digitize the received signal. Ultrafast ADCs are critical in military applications such as military software-defined radio, radar, and electronic counter-warfare (ECW) that require …

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US’s greatest cyber threat is cyber espionage and intellectual property theft from Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran

America’s greatest vulnerability is its continued inability to acknowledge the extent of its adversaries’ capabilities when it comes to cyber threats, says Ian Bremmer, founder and president of leading political risk firm Eurasia Group.  The adversarial states in question are what U.S. intelligence agencies call the “big four”: Russia, China, …

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