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SRI Receives Contract for Language Translation Technology

October 26, 2011
By George Seffers

SRI International, Menlo Park, California, is being awarded a $7,147,416 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The Broad Operational Language Technology Program has a goal of creating technology capable of translating multiple foreign languages in all genres, retrieving information from the translated material, and enabling bilingual communication via speech or text. Specifically, this contractor will conduct work for activities a), genre-independent translation and information retrieval system; b), human-machine communication system; c), human-human dialogue system; and d), Arabic dialect components. Work will be performed at several U.S. locations; Hong Kong; Edinburgh, United Kingdom and Marseille, France. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

Seeing is Retrieving

October 17, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

No detail is too small to hide from a new imagery analysis technology that aims to harness brainwaves to narrow down-and speed up-the search process.

Raytheon Receives Language Translation Contract

October 17, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon BBN Technologies Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts, is being awarded an $8,448,523 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The Broad Operational Language Technology Program has a goal of creating technology capable of translating multiple foreign languages in all genres, retrieving information from the translated material, and enabling bilingual communication via speech or text. Specifically, this contractor will conduct work for activity A, "Genre-Independent Translation and Information Retrieval System"; activity B, "Human-Machine Communication System"; Activity C, "Human-Human Dialogue System"; and Activity D, "Arabic Dialect Components." The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

DARPA Awards Language Translation Contract to IBM

October 14, 2011
By George Seffers

International Business Machines Corporation, Yorktown Heights, New York, is being awarded a $6,576,024 cost contract for the Broad Operational Language Technology Program. The program has a goal of creating technology capable of translating multiple foreign languages in all genres, retrieving information from the translated material, and enabling bilingual communication via speech or text. Specifically, this contractor will conduct work for activity A, "Genre-Independent Translation and Information Retrieval System," and activity C, "Human-Human Dialogue System." The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

DARPA Seeks Advanced Warfighter Thermal Imaging

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

DRS Technologies RSTA Incorporated, Infrared Technologies Division, Dallas, Texas, is being awarded an $11,186,684 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Low Cost Thermal Imager-Manufacturing (LCTI-M) Program seeks to provide each warfighter with the capability to detect threats and increase visibility in all weather conditions. The program aims for very low cost, low space, weight and power and room-temperature thermal cameras with state-of-the-art performance. The goal of LCTI-M is to enable widespread use and distribution of infrared cameras in military systems for each warfighter. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

DARPA Awards National Cyber Range Contract

September 22, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Global Training and Logistics, Orlando, Florida, is being awarded a $10,778,746 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Phase II-B of the National Cyber Range Program. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

DARPA Awards Geosynchronous Imaging Contract

September 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Ball Aerospace Corporation, Boulder, Colorado, is being awarded a $36,928,217 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The work is for the Moire Program, which seeks to provide persistent, real-time, tactical video, and missile launch detection and tracking to the war fighter through the development of diffractive membrane optics may facilitate low-cost geosynchronous imaging. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

SiOnyx Awarded Portable Photovoltaic Device Contract

September 7, 2011
By George Seffers

SiOnyx Incorporated, Beverly, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $6,952,551 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The work is for the Portable Photovoltaic Device Program, which seeks to develop technologies that reduce the mass and cost of portable photovoltaic devices while supporting high power conversion efficiency. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

DARPA Funds Advanced Gyroscope

August 1, 2011
By George Seffers

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is providing about $7 million to Honeywell, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

General Atomics Developing Lightweight Laser Weapon

July 21, 2011
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated recently announced that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded the company a contract for development of the complete Demonstrator Laser Weapon System (DLWS) for the agency's High Energy Liquid Laser Defense System (HELLADS) program. The contract award follows the successful development and test of the company's HELLADS weapon class unit cell under a previous contract. The HELLADS laser concept combines the high-storage density of solid-state with the efficient heat removal of flowing liquids. The HELLADS program seeks to demonstrate a 150-kilowatt laser weapon that weighs less than 2,000 pounds and could be mounted to military platforms as small as patrol ships, fighter and surveillance aircraft, armored combat vehicles, and perhaps even unmanned aircraft.

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