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Experts in State-of-the-Art Additive Manufacturing Technologies

DSIAC contacted additive manufacturing (AM) subject matter experts (SMEs) who have been at the forefront of AM research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) and integration for their Service or have actively supported development of DoD and/or Service AM roadmaps. DSIAC worked through the SMEs, their chief scientist, and/or director to locate the appropriate government SMEs from each Service who could provide briefings on new technologies, […]

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Voices From DARPA Podcast Episode 67: Wireless Power Beaming

This 13-minute episode of the Voices From DARPA podcast series explores the possibility of an “energy web” that, much like the World Wide Web allows for near-instantaneous communication, could instantly distribute energy from remote, currently untapped sources. DARPA Program Manager Col. Paul Calhoun describes his bold POWER program aimed at leveraging power beaming for energy transport through a multipath network.

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Recent News

Testing Coatings to Conserve Canisters Against Corrosion

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As anyone who has lived near the ocean can attest, metal and sea mist are a recipe for corrosion. A nuisance of coastal life, the consequences of these common chemical reactions become far…

Characterizing the Thermal Expansion of Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics

There is a growing interest in understanding the performance and properties that make ultra-high temperature ceramics (UHTCs) promising for extreme environment applications, such as hypersonic platforms, nuclear reactors, and atmospheric re-entry. UHTCs are inorganic materials…

Unmanned Surface Vessel Transits Strait of Hormuz With U.S. Coast Guard

MANAMA, Bahrain – An unmanned surface vessel from U.S. 5th Fleet transited the Strait of Hormuz with two U.S. Coast Guard cutters, April 19, demonstrating the continued operational integration of unmanned and artificial intelligence systems by…

European Rocket Artillery Summit Launches Allied Initiative

TORUN, Poland—Senior leaders from V Corps, partner U.S. formations, and allied services launched into the pathbreaking European High Mobility Artillery Rocket System Initiative April 17-19 at the Polish Artillery School. The European Rocket Artillery Summit…

Naval Oceanography: At the Leading Edge of Unmanned Systems

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss.  –  One of the premier innovators of the fields of meteorology and oceanography, the Navy is also a trailblazer in unmanned systems, notably METOC’s use of air, sea surface, and under­water craft. The…

Developing Agile, Reliable Sensing Systems With Microbes

Current environmental monitoring approaches can rely on both distributed sensor networks – on the ground or in the water – and remote sensing platforms, like satellites, to collect information important for the protection of people…

Upcoming Events


The Systems and Technologies for Remote Sensing Applications Through Unmanned Aerial Systems (STRATUS) Conference will take place at the Rochester Institute of Technology, May 22-23. The special focus for this year’s conference is “hazards, environmental…

Military Standard 810 (MIL-STD-810) Test Training (NTS Chicago, IL)

This four-day Military Standard 810 (MIL-STD 810) test training focuses on the purpose of each test, the equipment required to perform each test, and the methodology to correctly apply the specified test environments. This class…

NSMMS & CRASTE Joint Symposia

NSMMS and CRASTE, two space- focused symposia, will co-locate events for the 8th year at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Rockville, MD. These co-located symposia continue their outstanding legacy in bringing together technologists, users,…