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Unattended Ground Sensor Survey

  The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) received a technical inquiry requesting information on current unattended ground sensors (UGSs). DSIAC staff searched open-source literature and the Defense Technical Information Center Research and Engineering Gateway…

Backpackable Compact Drone Systems with Advanced Navigation Capabilities

DSIAC staff searched open sources for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) backpackable drone systems with both 4K video and advanced navigation capabilities.  We found that two well-known COTS manufacturers, SZ Dà-Ji_ng Innovations Science and Technology Co., Ltd (DJI),…

Autonomous Insect Robots

DSIAC was asked to track down technical publications regarding tiny, insect robots with an emphasis on the means of control and communication among swarms of unmanned autonomous systems, as well as organizations supporting such work….

Articles

Carbon Nanotubes to Boost Communications

The quantum technology may improve everything from 5G to tactical radios. High-frequency radios may be more resilient, military sensors more sensitive, and 5G communications more versatile because of a technological breakthrough initiated by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL). Carbon nanotubes, the exotic material that offers a broad scope of promises, can now be fabricated

SpaceX Gears Up for Next Starlink Satellite Megaconstellation Launch With Rocket Test

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL — SpaceX has fired up the rocket booster that will ferry the company”s fourth batch of Starlink satellites into space. Just over 24 hours after SpaceX aced an in-flight abort test of its Crew Dragon spacecraft, the company conducted a static-fire test of a Falcon 9 rocket at Space Launch Complex 40

The Air Force Wants to Unleash a Robotic “Golden Horde” on Adversaries

Golden Horde is designed to incorporate to the Air Force’s three most urgent technologies: precision-guided weapons, artificial intelligence, and communications networking. Precision-guided weapons, united by secure communications links and endowed with artificial intelligence, would be launched en masse at the enemy, with missiles aimed at preplanned targets. If a target is assigned three incoming missiles

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Common Problems and Considerations for High-Speed Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Designs

FPGA’s use in complex sensor systems is growing rapidly. Radar, communication, navigation, and weapon systems are increasingly relying on the speed, flexibility, and determinism that FPGAs bring to the table for signal and digital signal…