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DARPA Pursuing Global Positioning System Alternatives

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking to develop alternative positioning, navigation and timing capabilities. Dave Tremper, a program manager at the agency’s strategic technology office, said relying solely on GPS provides users with a single point of failure. “GPS is so good that it’s kind of knocked all of the other players off

Harnessing Commercially Available Geospatial Imagery for Defense Analysis

DARPA seeks to create scalable cloud-based repository of global satellite data accessible via common interfaces, and pilot development of analytics-as-a-service for DoD users. The rapid pace of new commercial satellite constellation launches has led to a significant increase in the amount and availability of geospatial imagery. Unfortunately, no straightforward way currently exists for analysts to

DARPA Eyes Networks of Intelligent Floats to Provide Persistent Wide-Area Ocean Sensor Coverage

U.S. military researchers will brief industry next month on an upcoming project to provide persistent, wide-area sensor coverage across large ocean areas using large numbers of intelligent floats. Officials of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., issued a special notice Wednesday (DARPA-SN-18-14) for the Ocean of Things program proposers day,