In addition to the competition, DARPA
will be hosting a robotics exposition (Expo) on June 5-6.
As a description of DARPA
's work, DARPA
Hard characterizes the kinds of ideas the agency pursues--challenges so complex, complicated, and difficult that only DARPA
will take them on.
The launch of the Open Catalog has been quite successful, both in terms of quickly sharing a lot of material and getting enthusiastic buy-in from key DARPA
audiences, said Chris White, DARPA
In another move that could shake up the acquisition system, DARPA
is sponsoring a project to dramatically change how satellites are acquired.
But I also discovered, at different times, weak program managers, strong office managers, and even decisive DARPA
color) The oblique flying wing - a supersonic airplane concept from the 1940s being developed by DARPA
- would be a tailless craft with a ``scissors'' wing in which one wingtip points forward and the other back at high speed, reducing drag.
TIA is developing breakthrough software for building a large virtual, centralized database capable of quick mining by counterintelligence officers, even though the data will be held in many places, in many languages, and in many formats, DARPA
has pledged about $2 million in funding to support IBM's Low Power Center as part of the low-power program.
SGI's relationship with DARPA
dates back 20 years to the beginnings of SGI as a company, when SGI founder Jim Clark-then a professor at Stanford University-received critical financial support from DARPA
for his Geometry Engine project, the goal of which was to harness modern custom integrated-circuit technology to create cost-effective, high-performance graphics systems.
Based on the promising results, DARPA
funded an extension to the project.
By March 11, teams must provide DARPA
with more detailed information about their entries, including a vehicle specification sheet and a video demonstration of their vehicle in action.
Phase II effort is at the core of Hardwire's broader armor and structural reinforcement efforts.
These vehicles haven't just achieved world records, they've made history," said Tony Tether, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, as the DARPA
Grand Challenge concluded in Primm, Nev.
From what I see and hear, all these innovators are excited about building a robotic vehicle that could not only capture the prize, but someday save the lives of our men and women on the battlefield,'' said DARPA
Grand Challenge program manager Ron Kurjanowicz.
A government/industry team from AirLaunch LLC, the Air Force Flight Test Center, and DARPA
, using a C-17 from the 62nd Airlift Wing, broke records yesterday for the largest single object to be dropped from a C-17 as a full-scale simulated AirLaunch QuickReach(TM) rocket weighing 72,000 pounds was dropped as part of the DARPA
/Air Force Falcon Small Launch Vehicle (SLV) Program.