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Industry developing security solutions like Hardware security module (HSM) for secure military unmanned platforms, sensors, and communication devices

Hardware Trojans (HT), which are malicious circuit inclusions into the design from an adversary with an intention to damage the functionality of the chip at a much later date or leaking confidential information like keys used in cryptography. Time to market demand has forced integrated circuit design, manufacturing and testing …

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Countries accelerating the transfer of military technology to commercial sector through accelerators and military-civilian integration

Many commercial technologies we use today can be traced to military from aircrafts to nuclear power, from semiconductors to computers. Duct tape was invented to protect ammunition cases from water during World War II. The internet grew out of a military research project. Navigation devices, such as Google Maps, rely on …

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US DOD adapts commercial 4G LTE Advanced technology for mission command data, imagery and streaming video to battlefield

As the capabilities of commercial wireless systems and technology is advancing  exponentially, the technology gap between them and the military tactical communications systems is widening.   Huge product-oriented investments and standardization efforts by the commercial telecommunications  industry has enabled 4G wireless along with the global standard, Long Term Evolution (LTE) to achieve peak data rate capabilities approximately ten times …

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AI/ML industry starting with Google’s TensorFlow has introduced numerous open source libraries and frameworks

In mathematics, a tensor is an algebraic object that describes a linear mapping from one set of algebraic objects to another. According to Ars Technica, “Basically, a tensor is a matrix of equations, instead of a matrix of pure numbers. Tensor mathematics is the manipulation of these equation matrices as …

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DARPA GAPS program developing hardware and software architectures that can provide physical security like air-gaps

Today, modern computing systems are incapable of creating sufficient security protections such that they can be trusted with the most sensitive data while simultaneously being exposed to untrusted data streams.” “Therefore, for the most sensitive computing systems, [the Department of Defense] and commercial industry have in certain places adopted a …

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Structural electronics to disrupt the automotive and aerospace sectors by replacing dumb components with smart materials, smart skin, load-bearing parts, and e-textiles

The term, structural electronics (SE), refers to a next-generation based electronics technology, which involves the printing of functional electronic circuitries, across irregular-shaped architectures. SE is expected to replace bulky load-bearing structures within a circuitry with smart electronic components that can conform to complex shapes for ensuring optimum space utilization. SE …

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DARPA’s GAILA developing AI for Military robots acquire language like Children learn from their parents

The past few decades have seen explosive growth in development and training of AI systems, which are now embodied in digital computing processes spanning several key industries. One area that has benefited from AI, and specifically Machine Learning (ML) techniques and statistical methods, is the area of Human Language Technology …

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Rising conflicts and terrorist threats driving large growth in Military Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Personal protective equipment (PPE) includes items that must be worn in combat and in training. Military personal protective equipment has become a crucial and standard element of soldier equipment. Increasing awareness about safety and security of military personals along with initiative by government in procurement of personal protective wears is …

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DARPA Fast Networks Interface Cards (FastNICs) to enable exascale supercomputers to distributed machine learning

Computing performance has steadily increased against the trajectory set by Moore’s Law, and networking performance has accelerated at a similar rate. Despite these connected evolutions in network and server technology however, the network stack, starting with the network interface card (NIC) – or the hardware that bridges the network/server boundary …

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Australian Defence boosts innovation through Defence Innovation Hub, Next Generation Technology Fund (NGTF) and Capability and Technology Demonstrator program

The rising tensions between the US and China has put Australia is a very awkward position. Its defence traditionally relied on the US which is now challanged by China. United  States Defence Secretary General James Mattis released the National Defense Strategy Commission’s assessment of the Pentagon’s defence strategy, warned that …

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