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Defense - Psibernetix Inc.
Genetic algorithm based aircraft combat AI, that beat a well experienced retired USAF, which apparently runs on a RaspberryPi (though not necessarily trained on one).
ALPHA  USAF  combat  aircraft  AI  research  technology  raspberrypi  software  UCAV  AFRL  Delicious 
july 2016 by asteroza
The Herrick Chronicles: Birds and fighter jets | FloridaGoGo: Florida vacations, staycations, beaches, resorts, attractions, tourism & more | The Palm Beach Post
Wow, this guy was using a freon BB gun on a glider to gain practical air combat research by attacking birds, recording their maneuvering reactions. He uses this to build a foundation for research on multifunctional thrust vectoring and reversing nozzles for jet engines to improve fighter air combat capabilities. He later patented an advanced Spherical Convergent Flap Nozzle (SCFN) that unfortunately was too late for the F-15SMTD and F-22 development cycle.
development  research  aerodynamics  aviation  aerospace  propulsion  engine  biomimicry  maneuvering  flight  bird  combat  air  vectoring  reverser  thrust  nozzle  flap  convergent  spherical  SCFN  Pratt  ATF  Delicious 
september 2012 by asteroza
Multifunctional Shovel
Reminds me of that those Spetznatz SpecOps guys with their combat throwing shovels...
Chinese  Military  Shovel  WJQ-308  combat  multifunction  multifunctional  survival  gear  camping  Delicious 
december 2010 by asteroza
Achieving the next level of economic growth rate will take more than a manufacturing revolution
Nice fusion of technologies being pursued by DARPA. The idea of a general manufacturing plant, complete with general purpose robot arm manipulators so the production line can be reconfigured quickly, a vehicle part design library called vehicleforge, and the META metalanguage for virtual vehicle prototyping has huge implications for modern manufacturing.
DARPA  META  vheicle  design  metalanguage  iFAB  instant  foundry  adaptive  bits  FANG  GCV  crowdsourcing  vehicleforge  rapid  mudlar  manufacturing  production  virtual  prototyping  prototype  military  ground  combat  vehicle  Delicious 
november 2010 by asteroza
DoD Buzz | Why The B-52 Got $11.9 Billion
BUFF getting buffed? Maybe they might finally upgrade the engines?
B-52  bomber  military  aircraft  airplane  vehicle  modernization  upgrade  combat  network  tactical  data  link  datalink  radar  smart  weapon  bomb  bay  BUFF  Delicious 
october 2010 by asteroza

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