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As a U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Energetics Center, the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD) is a leader in the Navy's Energetics Enterprise. Its mission is to provide research, development, test and evaluation and in-service support of energetics and energetic materials for propulsion systems, ordnance & pyrotechnic devices and fuzing for Navy, Joint Forces, and the Nation. Capabilities include research, test, and engineering of chemicals, propellants, explosives, related electronic devices and associated ordnance equipment.
 
In short, the U.S. Navy and other Federal Government agencies and allied nations come to NSWC IHD for energetic systems solutions — the organization supports the warfighter of today, anticipates their future needs, and makes discoveries for the next generation.
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2020
1 Dec 2020

Will Starlink succeed? (Part 4)

In the last article we have discussed latency. In addition to that, spectrum/orbit resources and potential for military applications are also important considerations.
26 Nov 2020

Could Starlink replace 5G? (Part 1)

Starlink is a satellite internet constellation that is being constructed by SpaceX. Part one of a series of articles by IDTechEx analyst Xiaoxi He.
26 Nov 2020

Broadbit Batteries

Broadbit Batteries Oy are a Finnish battery company with developments into Li-ion and sodium-based battery chemistries. The company provided an update on their activities at the Digital Days Battery Show 2020.
24 Nov 2020

Relativity Space Raises $500M Towards 3D Printed Rockets

Relativity Space, the first company to 3D print an entire rocket and build the largest metal 3D printers in the world, has closed a $500 million Series D equity funding round. The funding will enable Relativity to accelerate its planned initiatives, including its factory of the future, launch vehicle development, and 3D printing technologies.
19 Nov 2020

3D Electronics Market Is Forecast to Reach Around $3bn by 2030

The 3D electronics market is diversifying and is forecast to reach around $3bn by 2030. Find out more in the IDTechEx report, "3D Electronics 2020-2030: Technologies, Forecasts, Players".
17 Nov 2020

Palarum: US Veterans Affairs to Evaluate Use of 'Smart Patient Sock'

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and Palarum, LLC, announced that they have entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement Program (CRADA) to evaluate Palarum's innovative e-wearable technology which is designed to reduce inpatient falls.
13 Nov 2020

Elementum 3D Gold Medal, US Air Force Advanced Manufacturing Olympics

Elementum 3D earned first place at the inaugural US. Air Force Advanced Manufacturing Olympics. The company won the event's "Material Hurdles" technical challenge with its A7050-RAM2 high-strength aluminum alloy, beating eight other finalists.
9 Nov 2020

Solid Power

Solid Power is a spin-out from the University of Colorado Boulder developing sulfide-based all solid-state batteries (ASSB) and has been in operation since 2014.
5 Nov 2020

Battery Free Ocean Exploration, Navigation Powered by Sound

New approach could spark an era of battery-free ocean exploration, with applications ranging from marine conservation to aquaculture.
30 Oct 2020

Northrop Grumman Initiates Build of First Australian Triton

Australia's first autonomous, high-altitude, long-endurance system will enhance maritime security in the Pacific. Northrop Grumman has initiated the build process for Australia's first MQ-4C Triton, a game-changing unmanned maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft.
28 Oct 2020

IniVation

iniVation offer event-based vision sensors and the associated software. These sensors enable ultra-low response latency, low data rates, high dynamic range, and low power consumption by having pixels asynchronously report whenever they experience a change in light intensity.
23 Oct 2020

Robotics Enter the COVID-19 Fight

A decontamination robot funded by the Office of Naval Research and designed by several local universities was recently tested. The robot--initially designed for shipboard firefighting and maintenance tasks--has now been enlisted in the fight against Covid-19.
17 Oct 2020

Machine Learning Uncovers Potential new TB Drugs

Computational method for screening drug compounds can help predict which ones will work best against tuberculosis or other diseases.
16 Oct 2020

Self-Driving Laboratories: A Reality Waiting to Happen

Imagine a situation where, given a request, a lab automatically chooses what experiments to do, robotically carries this out, tracks the reaction with integrated sensors, acquires and analyzes the results, and then decides what experiment to do next. This seems like science-fiction, but certain truths may be closer than you think.
15 Oct 2020

Augmented Reality for Animals - the Next Step for AR Headsets

The newest toy for dogs is a high-tech augmented reality headset.
9 Oct 2020

Augmented Reality Dog Goggles Could Help Protect Soldiers

Military working dogs often scout areas for explosive devices and hazardous materials and assist in rescue operations, but giving dogs the necessary commands to perform these missions can put soldiers in harm's way. Augmented reality may change that.
7 Oct 2020

3D Printed Materials Market 2020-2030: COVID Edition

IDTechEx Report: Dr Jonathan Harrop
30 Sep 2020

Unmanned Robotic Vessels for the US Navy

Lockheed Martin will provide a study for a proven, integrated and capable payload ship, able to patrol for extended durations, as part of the US Navy's Large Unmanned Surface Vessel competition.
30 Sep 2020

Wearable Sensors 2021-2031

IDTechEx Report: James Hayward
14 Sep 2020

3D Printed Electronics for Agile, On-demand Manufacturing

3D printed electronics, here explored in detail, is an emerging technology that enables a new manufacturing paradigm.