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LRASM, an autonomous long-range, precision-guided, anti-ship missile designed for A2/AD threat environments.

China is fielding a large number of long-range of anti-ship ballistic and cruise missiles, strike aircraft, and submarines designed to overwhelm both US air bases and carrier strike groups. China is fielding an ASBM, referred to as the DF-21D that is a theater-range ballistic missile equipped with a maneuverable reentry …

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Microfluidics enabling revolutions from Lab-on-Chip to implantable drug delivery systems, to detection of biological or chemical hazards, and DNA analysis.

Microfluidic systems are any device that processes minuscule amounts of liquids. Microfluidics is the general term for the manipulation of nanoliter volumes of fluids through micro-channels. It deals with the behavior, precise control, and manipulation of fluids that are geometrically constrained to a small, typically sub-millimeter, scale.   The fluids travel …

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Emerging multiphoton technologies and applications

Photonics is emerging as a multidisciplinary new frontier of science and technology and is capturing the imagination of scientists and engineers worldwide because of its potential applications to many areas of present and future information and image processing technologies. Photonics is the analog of electronics in that it describes the …

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Backscatter Radio technology enables HD Video streaming to transmitting Internet of Things Sensors Several Kilometers

Backscattering is a form of wireless transmission based on modulated reflection of external RF signals. Whereas conventional radios generate their own signals, backscatter radios transmit data by making tiny changes to reflected signals. This approach requires a minimal number of active components, promising simple low-cost battery-free operations.   Since the source …

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Artificial Intelligence in the Military Training

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a key driver for Industry 4.0, with the potential to disrupt numerous business verticals. The technology’s ability to perform human-like cognitive functions such as learning, reasoning, problem-solving, planning, and self-correction, and to make decisions based on simulations drives its large-scale adoption.   AI enables the creation …

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Military race to develop autonomous and intelligent missiles and missile swarms to strike targets in anti-access, area-denial environment

Artificial intelligence is a branch of computer science dealing with the simulation of intelligent behavior in computers. A computer system able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages. Machine learning is a subset of AI.  AI has a …

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Quantum Computer Hardware component breakthroughs accelerate their scaling and commercialization

Quantum computers promise the potential to tackle problems that conventional computers can’t handle by leveraging a phenomenon of quantum physics that allows qubits to exist in multiple states simultaneously. As a result, qubits can conduct a large number of calculations at the same time — dramatically speeding up complex problem-solving. …

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DARPA TRADES Developed new Design Tools to Exploit Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies

Manufacturing technology breakthroughs in recent years, such as 3D printing, have allowed precise material placement, new material behaviors, and complex shaping of parts and structures. Design tools, however, have not kept up with the complexity of the design space resulting from these advances.   DARPA’s TRAnsformative DESign (TRADES) program, which …

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Spacecraft Avionics

Avionics are the electronic systems used on aircraft, artificial satellites, and spacecraft. Avionic systems include communications, navigation, the display and management of multiple systems, and the hundreds of systems that are fitted to aircraft to perform individual functions. Spacecraft avionics provide the critical command and data handling (CDH), communications (Comm), …

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