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NASA Aeronautics Research Tests New Tool for Early Wildfire Detection

NASA Aeronautics Research Tests New Tool for Early Wildfire Detection

NASA’s research in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) may soon provide a means for early detection and mitigation of fires in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, a nearly 50,000-square-acre region centered on the Virginia-North Carolina border. NASA’s Langley Research […]


KC-46 Tanker Aircraft: Program on Track, but Upcoming Schedule Remains Challenging

KC-46 Tanker Aircraft: Program on Track, but Upcoming Schedule Remains Challenging

The KC-46 program has made good progress over the past year—acquisition costs have remained relatively stable, the critical design review was successfully completed, the program is on track to meet performance parameters, and the contractor started building development aircraft. As […]


Self-correcting crystal may unleash the next generation of advanced communications

Self-correcting crystal may unleash the next generation of advanced communications

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have joined with an international team to engineer and measure a potentially important new class of nanostructured materials for microwave and advanced communication devices. Based on NIST’s measurements, the new […]


Chemical Weapons: A Summary Report of Characteristics and Effects

Chemical Weapons: A Summary Report of Characteristics and Effects

The potential for terrorist use of chemical agents is a noted concern highlighted by the Tokyo sarin gas attacks of 1995. The events of September 11, 2001, increased congressional attention towards reducing the vulnerability of the United States to such […]


Mental Health Problems Surge in the Military: CRS

Mental Health Problems Surge in the Military: CRS

Mental health problems in the military are on the rise and pose a growing challenge to active duty forces, the Congressional Research Service said in a major new report on the subject. “Between 2001 and 2011, the rate of mental […]


China Naval Modernization: Implications for US Navy Capabilities

China Naval Modernization: Implications for US Navy Capabilities

The question of how the United States should respond to China’s military modernization effort, including its naval modernization effort, has emerged as a key issue in U.S. defense planning. The question is of particular importance to the U.S. Navy, because […]


U.S. Air Force Bomber Sustainment and Modernization

U.S. Air Force Bomber Sustainment and Modernization

The United States’ existing long-range bomber fleet of B-52s, B-1s, and B-2s are at a critical point in their operational life span. With the average age of each airframe being 50, 28, and 20 years old, respectively, military analysts are […]


Integration of Drones into Domestic Airspace: Selected Legal Issues

Integration of Drones into Domestic Airspace: Selected Legal Issues

Under the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, P.L. 112-95, Congress has tasked the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with integrating unmanned aircraft systems (UASs), sometimes referred to as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones, into the national airspace system […]


Extracting Relevance from Mountains of Data

Extracting Relevance from Mountains of Data

DARPA held a multi-program performer meeting for researchers to hear presentations on the latest innovations and promising approaches in the area of Big Data and data analytics. Speakers during the day-long event included representatives from the White House, FBI, universities […]


 
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