Charles Stark Draper Laboratory

June 1, 2016
The DragonflEye, a cyborg insect intended for a variety of missions, recently completed its first test flight.

The DragonflEye, a cyborg insect intended for a variety of missions, including intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, has liftoff.

The system was created by researchers at Charles Stark Draper Laboratories Inc. and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus. The dragonfly wears a tiny backpack fitted with electronics, sensors and a solar cell. A light source charges the solar cell, which powers the backpack.

The DragonflEye recently completed its first test flight for data gathering purposes.

March 8, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Charles Stark Draper Laboratories Inc., Cambridge, Mass., is being awarded $257,839,173 to provide Trident II (D5) Guidance System Strategic Program Alteration (SPALT) materials including: labor and consumable material to meet requirements for the guidance system on-going SPALT of MK6 MOD 1; test and procure data package assemblies; and circuit card assembly materials with electronic components. The Navy's Strategic Systems Programs, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity. 

July 27, 2012
By George Seffers

Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, Massachusetts, was awarded an $8,751,371 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the services in support of the Joint Precision Airdrop System 2K. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.