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DARPA Awards Gyroscope Contract to Honeywell

July 6, 2012
By George Seffers

Honeywell, Minneapolis, Minnesota, is being awarded a $9,343,572 modification to a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is funding Honeywell to design, develop, and deliver a demonstration of a gyroscope with a goal capability of absolute reference navigation in a compact, four-diameter optically integrated gyro-head.

DARPA Awards Behavioral Learning for Adaptive Electronic Warfare Contract

May 4, 2012
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Advanced Technologies Lab, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, is being awarded a $17,784,829 modification to a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. Option One is being exercised to continue research under the Behavioral Learning for Adaptive Electronic Warfare Program to develop the capability to counter adaptive wireless communication threats in tactical environments and in tactically relevant time scales. Wireless communication threats include an adversary's use of wireless radios and networks for command, control and communication, as well as for other malicious uses, such as radio control improvised explosive devices. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

DARPA Modifies High Dynamic Range Atom Sensors Contract

May 4, 2012
By George Seffers

AO Sense Incorporated, Sunnyville, California, is being awarded an $11,968,047 modification to a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Precision Inertial Navigation Systems (PINS) effort of the High Dynamic Range Atom Sensors (HiDRA) Program. This action exercises the option for phase two. The HiDRA Program builds on the PINS II results, extending sensor operation to demanding real-world platforms. HiDRA culminates in laboratory, ground and flight testing of high dynamic range atom optics inertial measurement units. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

DARPA Descopes Vulture Program

April 18, 2012
By George Seffers

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has notified The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, of a -$13,660,799 modification to another transaction agreement (OTA). The goal of the Vulture Program was to design, develop, and manufacture a flight demonstrator. The program and its implementing OTA are being descoped to include those elements of the statement of work that can be accomplished with the funds remaining that are of interest to both the Government and Boeing subsystems in photovoltaics and energy storage systems. DARPA is the contracting activity.

Silicon and Semiconductors Unite

April 4, 2012
By Henry Kenyon

DARPA's Diverse Accessible Heterogeneous Integration program is initiating a foundry technology effort to find innovative methods to combine a variety of devices and materials onto a single silicon chip.

BIT Systems Wins DARPA Cyber Award

February 24, 2012
By George Seffers

BIT Systems Incorporated, Dulles, Virginia, is being awarded a $7,015,000 firm-fixed-price, level-of-effort contract for professional engineering services (system design, engineering, and integration services) in support of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Cyber Fast Track Program. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

 

Northrop Grumman to Develop Advanced Transistors

February 7, 2012
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems, Redondo Beach, California, is being awarded a $9,035,520 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Nitride Electronic Next Generation Technology Program. The performer will develop device and integration technologies necessary to realize enhancement and depletion mode nitride transistors that simultaneously provide extremely high-speed and high-voltage operation in a process consistent with large-scale integration in circuits of 1,000 or more transistors. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

DARPA Awards $85 Million to Johns Hopkins University

February 7, 2012
By George Seffers

Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, Maryland, is being awarded an up to $85 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, task order contract to provide for advanced research, development, and engineering support technology programs for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the contracting activity.

Tech Transfer Revisited--Saving Lives On/Off the Battlefield

February 3, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

A U.S. Navy mine-hunting robot can locate a mine, so why not build a commercial robot with the same ability to detect cancer and other diseased cells in the human body? An Office of Naval Research effort is doing just that.

DARPA Awards Mobile Edge Networking to SAIC

January 20, 2012
By George Seffers

Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $7,949,078 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The contractor will provide a flexible smartphone mobile ad-hoc network, associated development, and test framework to ensure successful integration and validation of content-based mobile edge networking technology developer solutions. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

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