Charles Stark Draper Laboratory

February 2, 2021
 

The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, Massachusetts, is awarded a $23,185,000 option under modification P00012 to previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract N0003020-C-0004 to provide guidance, navigation, and control (GN&C) subject matter expertise and resources to explore and evaluate current maturing concepts and technologies to enable follow on, full-scale development of strategic guidance, navigation, and control solutions for the Second Life Extension (D5LE2) of the Trident II (D5) Strategic Weapon System.

October 9, 2019
 

The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, is awarded a $7,558,949 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Quantum Gravimeter Navigation System (Q-Grav).  Work will be performed at the Draper Laboratory Inc. (94.4%); and Lightmachinery Inc. (5.6%), and is expected to be completed January 7, 2022.  The period of performance is a 39-month base period and without options from October 8, 2019, through January 7, 2022.  Fiscal year 2019, research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $1,500,000 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of current fiscal year.

October 2, 2018
 

The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, Massachusetts, is awarded a $13,380,171 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide research into the applications of technologies to meet guidance requirements for operations on the Common Missile Compartment for the U.S. Columbia-class program and the United Kingdom Dreadnought-class program; provide specialized technical knowledge and support for the hypersonic guidance, navigation and control application; provide technical and engineering services to support the Guidance, Navigation and Control system that will support the Navy’s hypersonic flight experiments.

September 5, 2017
 

The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $36,913,696 noncompetitive cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. Under the contract, Draper will provide technical and analytical support for Missile Defense Agency related to evaluation, maturation, integration, test and demonstration of leading edge Guidance, Navigation and Control technologies. The effort also includes research analysis on sensors, modeling and simulation, radiation hardening and survivability and precision targeting as well as weapons development. The work will be performed in Cambridge and Huntsville, Alabama with an expected completion date of July 31, 2022. The period of performance is from August 2017 to July 2022.

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.