SIGNAL Connections

December 15, 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Connections

December 15, 2010
By Jordan Garegnani, SIGNAL Connections

A groundbreaking artificial intelligence (AI) project seeks to have sensors accepting and transmitting information in a method similar to the human brain. Being developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) along with SRI International, the Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics, or SyNAPSE, project is surpassing traditional mathematical algorithms and attempting to process information in complex environments autonomously by learning relevant and probabilistically stable features and associations automatically.

November 15, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower, SIGNAL Connections

Sgt. Kent Byrd, USA, served in Iraq for a year as an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) expert but spent much of his free time geocaching. The game challenges participants to use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to locate containers, called geocaches or caches, hidden across the globe by other players. He says the tools and techniques used to succeed in the game are the same skills that save his life in the field.

November 15, 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Connections

Part of the USS Cole has found new life in a field in New Jersey. Engineers at the Vice Adm. James H. Doyle Jr. Combat System Engineering Development Site (CSEDS) Aegis Technical Representative (TECHREP) in Moorestown refurbished the SPY-1B/D antenna that was installed on the ship when it was attacked by terrorists in 2000. The reworking provides necessary capability to the landlocked facility, and it serves as a reminder to local personnel of the sacrifices made by those onboard the Cole.

November 15, 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Connections

November 15, 2010
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Connections

Hybrid Helicopter Concept

October 15, 2010
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Connections

Building Blocks for Computer Vision

October 15, 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Connections

October 15, 2010
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Connections

Although it cherishes the work of its sailors, the U.S. Navy is boosting its priority on autonomous systems that in many ways will save humans. The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is establishing the Autonomous Systems Research Laboratory (ASRL), which will dive deep into highly innovative, interdisciplinary research. The new facility, scheduled to open in October 2011, will be the nexus for scientists and engineers with differing backgrounds to apply their expertise to inventions that operate with little to no intervention from humans.

October 15, 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Connections

The command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance community's clamor for a reduction of under-the-desk hardware should soon be answered. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) officials are working through the certification and accreditation process for a one-box solution to address the need for secure access to multiple networks, and an application to enable data sharing across those networks is close behind.

September 15, 2010
By Joe Dysart, SIGNAL Connections

While anecdotes abound about professionals who have lost job opportunities over something they’ve posted online, new research reveals that the risk is greater than suspected. A survey Cross-Tab conducted of more than 1,100 human resources professionals found that 70 percent of recruiters have rejected a candidate for employment based on text, photos or videos they discovered online.

September 15, 2010
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Connections

Deepwater Communications

September 15, 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Connections

September 15, 2010
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Connections

September 15, 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Connections

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is translating its dynamic economic growth into a long-term military program that projects power far beyond territorial or even regional defense. Intensive information operations may be buttressed by long-range ballistic missiles with warheads designed to evade missile defenses if China becomes involved in a large-scale conflict. And, a host of new technologies may upgrade traditional military systems to give the Asian nation a regionally destabilizing force.

August 16, 2010
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Connections

August 16, 2010
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Connections

Headborne Energy Analysis and Diagnostic System Generation II

August 16, 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Connections

August 16, 2010
By Jordan Garegnani, SIGNAL Connections

July 15, 2010
By Jordan Garegnani, SIGNAL Connections

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