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Foreign Object Debris Monitoring & Cleaning Autonomous Systems

DSIAC staff and subject matter experts (SMEs) searched for autonomous or remotely-operated systems that can be used for detection and monitoring of foreign object debris (FOD) from a runway. The search focus was on technologies that…

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U.S. Moves Down a Step in Global Supercomputing Rankings

The most recent edition of the biannual TOP500 global survey of supercomputers, released Monday, shows the top U.S. machine slipping in the rankings. The Titan supercomputer, which is based at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and is the country’s most powerful supercomputer, was edged from its No. 3 spot by Piz Daint,

AI at the Edge: NVIDIA Jetson TX2 Small Supercomputer for UAVs and Robots

Last week, Nvidia announced the Jetson TX2, a high-performance single board computer designed to be the brains of self-driving cars, selfie-snapping drones, Alexa-like bots for the privacy-minded, and other applications that require a lot of processing on a significant power budget. The TX2 is a tiny board bolted to a credit-card sized heat sink. For