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Blood Shortage on the Battlefield require new blood transfusion, transportation and manufacturing technologies

Blood transfusion is an essential medical practice that is frequently under the threat of limited availability. Each year, 120 million blood donations are realized in the world, of which 50% are accessible to only 16% of the world population. Even in developed countries, shortages are not uncommon (ex. aging population …

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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) in Aerospace and Defense

In the electronics industry, the majority of new products are an enhancement of an existing product. Typically new models are developed to be faster, smaller, lighter, or include additional functionality. However, occasionally an innovative, original concept will be conceived to address a gap in the market or to exploit a …

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Biohybrid robots are next revolution that incorporate living organisms into robots to optimize their performances.

Scientists have created robots of all shapes and sizes with increasing complexity in recent decades. Some robots function well on assembly lines, tightening bolts or welding together sheets of metal. Recent years have also witnessed an increased interest in intelligent micro-robots. Due to their small size, micro-robots can simulate the …

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Acoustic Vector Sensors (AVS) for Battlefield surveillance of Rockets, Artillery and Mortars (RAM), ground vehicles and UAVs

Information is critical to military success, and the data is gathered through sensors on a range of platforms, including aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, weapon systems, ground vehicles and even from soldiers in the field through smart wearable devices. The vision of sensors is to enable complete situational awareness under all-weather, …

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DARPA Oversight developing software enabling satellite constellations to track thousand of targets including hypersonic missiles

As the space domain has become more congested, the potential for intentional and unintentional threats to space system assets has increased. Space is also becoming another domain of conflict due to enhanced militarization and weaponization of space. This is driving nations whose military is highly dependent on space to launch …

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Ground and Space optical telescopes critical for Space Situational Awareness

There has been an exponential growth of space objects, including orbital debris that has increased the in-orbit collision risk. NASA estimates there are 21,000 objects orbiting Earth that are larger than 10 cm, 500,000 between 1 and 10 cm, and more than 100 million that are less than 1 cm. …

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DARPA Ocean Of Things(OoT) to provide automatic detection of Russian and Chinese submarines and ships

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers (UIDs) and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.  By 2025, it is predicted that there can …

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Transfer of Technology (ToT) best practices and tools.

Technology transfer, or Tech Transfer a.k.a. transfer of technology (ToT), is a process in which technology or knowledge developed at one organization is transferred to another, typically for the purpose of commercialization.   Through this process, a donor site (either a product’s sponsor or a manufacturing site) transmits proprietary knowledge …

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UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) goals can be fast-tracked with science, technology and innovation

Security is the state of being free from threat. To mitigate the threat, we require technology. The technology uses scientific knowledge in the form of new processes, materials, devices, systems or tools. For all of us, most important is human security which means freedom from threats to our lives, safety and …

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Communications intelligence (COMINT) technology

Electronic Warfare EW, encompasses, in all battle phases, military actions involving the use of EM energy to determine, exploit, reduce or prevent hostile use of EM spectrum and the actions, which retain friendly use of the EM spectrum. EW consists of three related sectors, viz., Electronic Protection (EP), Electronic Attack …

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