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13
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

The U.S. Air Force Looks To Advanced Manufacturing To Keep Existing Aircraft Flying And Develop Next-Gen Capabilities

What if there were Olympic events that weren’t physical, but were focused instead on completely geeking out on super-cool breakthrough technologies for real-world aerospace and defense challenges? Even better, what if they offered prize money totaling nearly a million dollars?

Now there are just such events, thanks to the U.S. Air Force’s Rapid Sustainment Office (RSO). In fact, participants in five such Olympic “sports” (or Technical Challenges, as the RSO calls them) have already been competing over the past few months. Those competitions will culminate when the winners are announced during next week’s four-day Advanced Manufacturing Olympics. This virtual conference runs from October 20-23, and features technology demonstrations, expert speakers from both industry and the military, virtual networking opportunities, and the awarding of prized for those Technical Challenges mentioned above.

“RSO is working to revolutionize sustainment, while building an agile supply chain for the future,” said Nathan Parker, Deputy Program Executive Officer at the RSO. “Originally, we were planning to hold this inaugural event outside Salt Lake City, Utah. But then Covid hit, so we’ve taken the whole thing virtual.”

Event speakers will include military officials such as Barbara M. Barrett, Secretary of the Air Force; General Charles Q. Brown, Jr., Chief of Staff of the Air Force; and General John W. Raymond, Chief of Space Operations of the U.S. Space Force. Other speakers featured are Sebastian Thrun, founder of Google X; Dr. Mae Jemison, NASA astronaut; and Brad Kesolowski, NASCAR Cup Series driver and founder of Kesolowski Advanced Manufacturing.

The five Technical Challenges began with an

08
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

UW researchers develop tiny sensors that can be dropped from moths, land safely and collect data

The University of Washington sensor system can ride on the back of an insect, such as this Manduca sexta moth. (University of Washington Photo / Mark Stone)

The same University of Washington team that brought us the beetle cam is now taking flight with moths, developing tiny sensors that can hitch a ride and be dropped into remote areas to collect data.

The sensors weigh just 98 milligrams, or one tenth the weight of a jellybean, and can be attached to a small drone or insect. When a researcher sends a Bluetooth command, the sensor is released and can fall to the ground from as high as 72 feet without breaking. It can then collect data such as temperature or humidity for almost three years, according to a report by UW News on Thursday.

Shyam Gollakota, a UW associate professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, said his team of students was inspired by the way the military drops food and essential supplies from helicopters in disaster zones.

“This is the first time anyone has shown that sensors can be released from tiny drones or insects such as moths, which can traverse through narrow spaces better than any drone and sustain much longer flights,” Gollakota said.

The research was presented at MobiCom 2020 on Sept. 24.

The sensor is held on the drone or insect using a magnetic pin surrounded by a thin coil of wire, and it’s released when a wireless command is sent, creating a current through the coil to generate a magnetic field. The magnetic field makes the magnetic pin pop out of place and the sensor drops.

Design and weight factor into how the sensor falls to the ground without being damaged. The battery, the heaviest component, is placed in one

02
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Intel wins second phase of contract to help Pentagon develop chips

By Stephen Nellis

(Reuters) – Intel Corp on Friday said that it has won a second-phase contract in a project aimed at helping the U.S. military make more advanced semiconductors within the United States.

Under the project, Intel will help the military develop prototypes of chips using its semiconductor packaging technology at factories in Arizona and Oregon. The packaging technology allows pieces of chips called “chiplets” from different providers to be combined into one package, helping cram more features into a smaller finished product while lowering its power consumption.

Intel declined to disclose a dollar figure for its portion of the contract, which is being overseen by the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division. Intel won part of the first phase of the contract in 2019.

Intel’s work with the Defense Department comes as U.S. officials focus on boosting domestic semiconductor manufacturing in response to the rise of China as a strategic competitor. About 75% of the world’s chipmaking capacity is in Asia, with many of the most advanced plants in Taiwan and Korea, within the reach of the Chinese and North Korean militaries.

“I think one of the areas where we can have the most impact on China broadly is re-shoring microelectronics,” Ellen Lord, the Pentagon’s chief weapons buyer, told the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee in a hearing on Thursday.

Intel is one of three companies in the world that can make highly advanced computer chips. The other two – Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd – have packaging technology similar to Intel’s.

But Intel has been working on the technology longer and can perform the work in the United States, which the other two cannot, said Dan Hutcheson, chief executive officer of VLSI Research.

“There’s no one else with the mix of technology

27
Apr
2020
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Why Python Has Develop into An Trade Favorite Among Programmers

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