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Military Embedded Systems

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Cyber

Lockheed Martin continues fighting cybercrime for DoD - Story

April 20, 2017
A recently won $347 million contract enables Lockheed Martin to continue overseeing the world's largest accredited digital forensics lab for five more years, as the company continues its role as the prime contractor for the Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3). Operating under the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, DC3's scope encompasses the entire DoD, providing operations, management, and mission support to more than 10 agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Security Agency (NSA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Defense Security Service (DSS), and U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM).
Unmanned

Unmanned undersea vehicles are "embracing nature" and evolving quickly - Story

April 10, 2017
Unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) are pushing boundaries and evolving in innovative ways - often drawing design inspiration from nature - to carry out a variety of military missions.
Unmanned

Landing drones on moving targets - Story

March 13, 2017
Landing a drone on a moving target - and using fuzzy logic to do it - is simply badass.
Avionics

Synthetic vision systems on the way for military avionics - Story

February 27, 2017
Synthetic vision systems, already flying on some commercial aircraft, are now finally on their way to U.S. military avionics platforms. These systems will provide a tactical advantage within degraded visual environments while taking advantage of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) processing solutions and open architecture initiatives, such as the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE), enabling their design and deployment.
Cyber

Rhamnousia: Framework for cyberattack attribution - Story

February 14, 2017
The science of cyberattack attribution gets a boost, thanks to a U.S. Department of Defense $17.3 million award to a team led by Georgia Institute of Technology researchers.
Radar/EW

Cognitive electronic warfare: Countering threats posed by adaptive radars - Story

January 31, 2017
Threats posed by adaptive radars to electronic warfare systems are a colossal challenge for the U.S. Navy, but a combo of advanced signal processing, intelligent algorithms, and machine learning techniques are being developed to help warfighters detect and counter them.
Comms

Next-gen navigation: Tapping signals of opportunity - Story

November 21, 2016
Need to navigate and global-positioning system (GPS) signals are unavailable? No problem.
Comms

Backup PNT methods are essential for GPS-denied environments - Story

November 09, 2016
Backup methods of position, navigation, and timing (PNT) are essential for warfighters operating within GPS-denied environments. Warfighters rely on the U.S. NAVSTAR global positioning system (GPS) and global navigation satellite system (GNSS) for military operations, but are encountering an intense escalation of jamming and spoofing attacks.
Comms

Managing COTS obsolescence for military systems - Story

September 12, 2016
The short life cycles of commercial components create many obsolescence headaches for military electronic-system designers as they try to integrate these high-performance devices into air, ground, and sea platforms that must last for decades, have long system development cycles, and require time-consuming testing procedures. As the military looks to leverage more open architectures and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology, the challenge of managing the obsolescence that comes with COTS will only become more difficult.
Cyber

Hunting vulns by adding swarms of bugs to source code - Story

July 29, 2016
In a new twist on hunting vulnerabilities within source code, researchers are adding huge swarms of bugs to test the limits of bug-finding tools.
Radar/EW

"Cyber hardening" DoD networks, sensors, and systems for mission resiliency - Story

July 27, 2016
BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, and Raytheon are all leveraging automation and analytics to "cyber harden" military networks, sensors, and systems.
Comms

Military secure satellite communications capacity is evolving rapidly - Story

June 15, 2016
The capacity and capabilities of military satellite communications systems are evolving, but so are the multifaceted security challenges they now face.
Cyber

Paving the way for fast, secure quantum communications - Story

June 14, 2016
Quantum key distribution (QKD) will play a central role in the next generation of secure communications, and new software from university researchers helps quickly evaluate security protocols for QKD.
Unmanned

Small UAS payloads pose SWaP and bandwidth challenges - Story

April 14, 2016
The payloads of military unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) continue to evolve - using smarter sensors and a smaller overall footprint - but must overcome size, weight, and power (SWaP) design hurdles, as well as slower-than-desirable sensor processing, lack of bandwidth in downlinks, and security challenges.
Cyber

Cybersecurity: Automate cyber defense with AI reasoning? - Other

April 04, 2016
Is it possible to automate the cyber defense process with machines that can discover, confirm, and fix software flaws in real-time? The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) certainly hopes so and is hosting its Cyber Grand Challenge?s (CGC) final competition in August 2016 in conjunction with DEF CON, home of the longest-running attack/defend Capture the Flag global competition for elite hackers, in Las Vegas, Nevada, to find out.
Comms

Boot-embedded "energy harvesting" for on-the-go power - Story

March 14, 2016
Need the ability to charge mobile devices on the go? A new energy harvesting system developed by University of Wisconsin-Madison mechanical engineers ensures that battery power is available whenever you need it, and wherever you are, by simply plugging in to your boot.
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