Charles Stark Draper Laboratories

May 1, 2017
By George I. Seffers
The various components of the so-called electronic backpack are designed to stimulate the dragonfly’s flight control neurons.

Researchers are planning the inaugural test flight of a cyborg dragonfly, a brand-new type of micro aerial vehicle. Harnessing the power of nature, the hybrid system is smaller, lighter and stealthier than most man-made systems and could prove valuable for military reconnaissance and a variety of other missions. 

Scientists with The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), Ashburn, Virginia, are partnering on a Draper-funded project known as DragonflEye

December 16, 2015

Charles Stark Draper Laboratories Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $54,329,646  cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide specialized tactical engineering services, logistics services, fleet support services, and guidance SSP alteration services to test, repair and maintain guidance subsystems, test equipment, and related support equipment in support of existing Trident (D-5) weapon systems; provide technical and engineering services necessary to support the initial fielding of the MK6 MOD 1 guidance systems; perform research in the application of technologies to support Trident II (D-5) guidance and reentry systems; provide research into the applications of te

February 11, 2011
By George Seffers

Charles Stark Draper Laboratories Incorporated, Cambridge, Massachusetts, is being awarded a more than $57 million firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive contract for Trident II (D5) guidance system microcircuit wafers and strategic systems programs alteration repair equivalent units. The Navy Strategic Systems Programs, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.