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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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2022
9 Aug 2022

Wearable to Detect Allergens, Fire Accelerants, Chemical Markers

A researcher is creating a portable, wearable device for rapid gas analysis that could detect illness immediately. Advancements in micro-gas chromatography in the past 20 years have demonstrated great potential for the development of powerful portable gas analysis devices. But it remains a challenge to achieve efficient separation and rapid detection for effective gas analysis in a highly integrated and cost-effective platform, as well as in a mobile device.
4 Aug 2022

Surgical Robot Readies for Space Station Test

A miniaturized robot is on scheduled to blast off into space to showcase its skills. NASA recently awarded the University of Nebraska-Lincoln $100,000 through the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research to ready the surgical robot for a 2024 test mission aboard the International Space Station.
1 Aug 2022

Equivital

Equivital provides wearable technology and other solutions to monitor vital signs, particularly heat stress for industrial and medical markets including emergency response and clinical trials/remote patient monitoring. Tess Skyrme, Technology Analyst at IDTechEx, interviewed Marketing Manager Sally Maclachlan.
27 Jul 2022

HEVO

HEVO is a Brooklyn-based company that offers wireless charging hardware and software for EVs. They are also the commercialisation partner for the U.S. Department of Energy's Oakridge National Lab's high power wireless charging solutions. IDTechEx liaised with their founder and learnt about their product portfolio and commercialisation strategy.
26 Jul 2022

Drop by Drop: MXene in Complex 3D Device Architectures

Despite being only a few atoms thick, MXene packs a powerful punch. This class of single layer, two-dimensional nanomaterials exhibits desirable properties like excellent thermal and electrical conductivity, heat resistance and high specific surface area. These characteristics promise to revolutionize high-performance electronic devices and energy storage systems.
26 Jul 2022

Velo3D Partners with Hartech Group

The partnership makes Hartech Group a preferred distributor for the federal government for Velo3D. Together, the companies will deliver full-service project execution for the sale, installation, and onboarding of Velo3D's advanced metal additive manufacturing solution.
21 Jul 2022

Remedee Labs

Remedee labs is developing a wearable endorphin stimulator using mm-wave frequencies for a drug-free solution to pain. Tess Skyrme, Technology Analyst at IDTechEx, chaired a panel on wearables at the CEA-Leti conference on healthcare innovations in June 2022 alongside co-founder Jacques Husser who shared the latest updates from the company.
19 Jul 2022

Xerox Elem Additive and US Navy Deploy First Metal 3D Printer at Sea

Xerox Elem Additive Solutions today announced that an ElemX liquid metal printer was recently installed on board USS Essex (LHD 2), making it the first metal additive manufacturing machine deployed on a US Naval vessel.
1 Jul 2022

Ultramins

Ultramins is a Dutch company producing ultrasonic transmitters for irrigation water purification. IDTechEx spoke with the company at the GreenTech 2022 event.
30 Jun 2022

Biobatteries Use Bacterial Interactions to Generate Power for Weeks

As our tech needs grow and the Internet of Things increasingly connects our devices and sensors together, figuring out how to provide power in remote locations has become an expanding field of research.
13 Jun 2022

Transphorm

Transphorm are a global semiconductor company, specialising in high performance, reliable GaN devices for high voltage power conversion applications.
10 Jun 2022

NASA to Set Up Independent Study on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

NASA is commissioning a study team to start early in the fall to examine unidentified aerial phenomena - that is, observations of events in the sky that cannot be identified as aircraft or known natural phenomena - from a scientific perspective. The study will focus on identifying available data, how best to collect future data, and how NASA can use that data to move the scientific understanding of UAPs forward.
1 Jun 2022

Perrone Robotics: Autonomous Retrofitting

Perrone Robotics has been working with autonomous vehicles since 2005 when it was competing in DARPA challenges. In the mid-2010s, Perrone pivoted and moved into commercial autonomous vehicles. Today, Perrone has a refined retrofit product complete with software, as well as a range of commercial partners and customers that are deploying Perrone-powered autonomous vehicles.
1 Jun 2022

Made-in-Arizona Superhuman Exoskeleton

Arizona-based innovators announced they are developing a new exoskeleton that will make workplaces safer for millions of workers in many industries. The wearable exoskeleton technology called PhenEx will help workers squat and lift heavy loads promoting overall worker health.
27 May 2022

US Army Research Laboratory (3D electronics)

Origami electronics involves assembling 3D electronic structures by cutting and folding 2D circuits, and is being investigated by the US Army Research Laboratory together with North Carolina State University.
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26 May 2022

The Waning COVID-19 Pandemic's Lasting Effect on Point-Of-Care

COVID-19 testing at point of care peaked in Q1 2022. Is testing waning? What is COVID-19's lasting effect on point-of-care testing?
20 May 2022

Optomec Announces Delivery of 600th Industrial Printer

Optomec announced another important milestone in its continued growth, with the delivery of its 600th industrial 3D printer. The company has now installed more than 250 of its proprietary LENS Systems for 3D Printed Metal and over 350 of its patented Aerosol Jet Systems, with the majority of its recent machines being used for high ROI production applications.
20 May 2022

Optics for Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality 2022-2032: Technologies, Players and Markets

IDTechEx Report: Sam Dale
16 May 2022

Battery Swapping for Electric Vehicles 2022-2032: Technology, Players and Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Shazan Siddiqi and Dr James Edmondson
11 May 2022

AI Goggles Will Guide Medics in Emergencies

A research team will develop an artificial intelligence tool, Medical Assistance, Guidance, Instruction and Correction, or MAGIC, to assist combat field medics in 50 medical skills applied during common procedures.