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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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2021
7 Dec 2021

Amprius

Amprius are US company who have developed silicon nanowire anodes for use in Li-ion cells. IDTechEx spoke with Amprius COO Jon Bornstein.
1 Dec 2021

Researchers Shrink Camera to the Size of a Salt Grain

Micro-sized cameras have great potential to spot problems in the human body and enable sensing for super-small robots, but past approaches captured fuzzy, distorted images with limited fields of view.
23 Nov 2021

SkyNano LLC

SkyNano LLC is a Tennessee-based start-up focusing on the electrochemical production of carbon additives using greenhouse gases as inputs. In October 2021, IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr. Hydra Rodrigues spoke to Dr. Anna Douglas, Co-Founder & CEO of SkyNano Technologies.
15 Nov 2021

Development of 3D Printed Smart Helmets for the Military

Researchers have received $1.3 million from the Office of Naval Research through the Defense Research University Instrumentation Program to create the world's first printable military "smart helmet" using industrial-grade 3D printers.
10 Nov 2021

MatterHackers $5M NAVAIR Tier 1 Additive Manufacturing System Contract

MatterHackers was competitively awarded a five-year IDIQ contract (up to $5M) to deliver fully-deployable additive manufacturing systems to US Navy and Marine bases across the United States and overseas.
9 Nov 2021

Electroninks

Electroninks is a US-based company that develops and supplies particle-free inks for applications such as EMI shielding, PCB prototyping and textiles. IDTechEx caught up with CEO Brett Walker to find out more about the latest developments, including a $1.5m phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract to develop advanced manufacturing hardware and particle-free conductive inks for printed circuit boards from the Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office (RSO).
3 Nov 2021

Optomec $2 Million in Orders from Leading Media and Technology OEM

Optomec Inc announced the receipt of orders totaling approximately $2 Million from a premier supplier of digital connectivity solutions. The recent orders include the delivery of three Aerosol Jet 3D Electronics Printers, together with related Software and Digital Products, plus professional services to support their application development.
1 Nov 2021

Electroninks Receives US Air Force Contract

Electroninks has announced that it has received nearly $1.5M in Phase II Small Business Innovation Research funding to develop advanced manufacturing hardware and particle-free conductive inks for printed circuit boards from the Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office.
22 Oct 2021

3D Printed Electronics Solution Increases 5G Signals by up to 100%

Optomec has introduced a new high performance semiconductor packaging solution for the rapidly growing mm-wave electronics market, in response to demands from its customers in the 5G, Autonomous Vehicle, Defense and Medical segments.
11 Oct 2021

Cadenza Innovation

IDTechEx interview Cadenza Innovation to discuss their approach to manufacturing cells that mitigate the risks of thermal runaway propagation in stationary energy storage.
5 Oct 2021

RedTail Delivers LiDAR System to DoD's Explosive Ordnance Disposal

The RedTail LiDAR Systems RTL-450 was integrated onto the Teledyne FLIR SkyRaider Unmanned Aerial System to address a broad range of the EOD community's 3D mapping needs.
23 Sep 2021

Lyten Introduces Next Generation Lithium-Sulfur Battery for EVs

Company's proprietary platform of advanced materials will enable a safer EV battery with higher gravimetric energy density than conventional lithium-ion and solid state technologies
20 Sep 2021

Bacteria Infused with Silver to Improve Power Efficiency in Fuel Cells

Research has taken a major step forward in the development of microbial fuel cells — a technology that utilizes natural bacteria to extract electrons from organic matter in wastewater to generate electrical currents.
15 Sep 2021

Maritime Mine Neutralization System Uses Robotic Arms

RE2 Robotics has received a $9.5 million contract from the Office of Naval Research to create an underwater robotic system for the autonomous neutralization of underwater mines for the US Navy.
9 Sep 2021

MIXCOMM

MIXCOMM is a business located in the United States that offers mmWave RF solutions (including beamforming ICs and antenna modules) for 5G and Satcom. On July 26th, 2021, IDTechEx spoke with MIXCOMM's CEO Mike Noonen and VP of Business Development Jay Martin.
3 Sep 2021

Stratasys Awarded $20 million contract by US Navy

On August 23, 2021, the S Navy issued Stratasys a $20 million contract to purchase up to 25 Stratasys F900™ 3D printers over the next five years, with delivery of the first eight expected before the end of 2021. In addition to the printers, the contract includes initial support and sustainment, materials, and development of initial training for the supplied systems.
2 Sep 2021

Bionic Arm Restores Natural Behaviours in Upper Limb Amputations

Researchers have engineered a first-of-its-kind bionic arm for patients with upper-limb amputations that allows wearers to think, behave and function like a person without an amputation, according to new findings.
25 Aug 2021

Tiny Robot Earns World Record

The creator hopes his robots can someday be used to solve tricky engineering problems by emulating talented creatures like squid or mice that can seamlessly squeeze themselves like liquid into tight places. Biology, particularly insects, still surpass their robotic counterparts in almost every aspect, but he hopes to develop robots in the next decade that are significantly better at mimicking natural systems.
11 Aug 2021

First Simulated Mars Surface Habitat 3D Printed for NASA

A 3D-printed habitat, known as Mars Dune Alpha, at NASA's Johnson Space Center. will be completed by ICON's next-gen Vulcan construction system that will simulate a realistic Mars habitat to support long-duration, exploration-class space missions.
11 Aug 2021

AI System Protects Divers from Waterborne Bacteria, Parasites

Sailors are sent into all kinds of water as part of their service in the US Navy, but they have limited resources to understand in real-time the health risks that may exist when they conduct underwater duties — everything from fleet maintenance and repairs to search and rescue and research missions.