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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
15 Apr 2021

Submersible Robot Snake to Inspect Ships and Submarines

The snake-like robot can now slither its way underwater, allowing the modular robotics platform to inspect ships, submarines and infrastructure for damage.
13 Apr 2021

US Army Aims to Build World's Largest Metal 3D Printer for Vehicles

ASTRO America has been selected to manage a new US Army initiative to develop and deliver a hull-scale tool using metal additive manufacturing technology. Known as the 'Jointless Hull Project' the effort aims to provide improved production speeds, reduced production costs, reduced vehicle weight, greater vehicle performance and increased survivability.
5 Apr 2021

Improved 3D Printing for Lightweight Components for Soldiers

Army researchers collaborated with academic partners to improve additive manufacturing. This partnership may help deliver extreme lightweight components to future soldiers.
5 Apr 2021

Beta Technologies

1 Apr 2021

Microsoft Wins Contract to Supply US Army with Headsets

The United States Army announced that it will work with Microsoft on the production phase of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System program as it moves from rapid prototyping to production and rapid fielding.
22 Mar 2021

Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation, headquartered in Santa Cruz, California are developing a tiltrotor electric vertical take-off and landing air taxi. They are one of the leading players in this emerging market and have attracted over $820 million in funding, with investors including Toyota, Uber and Baillie Gifford.
18 Mar 2021

Orbital Sidekick

Orbital Sidekick use hyperspectral cameras on satellites, coupled with machine vision software, to obtain detailed information for pipeline monitoring, environmental surveys, military surveillance and more.
16 Mar 2021

Boom in Utility Energy Storage Demand Drives Battery Research

Increased demand for energy storage in the utility sector has resulted in a broad spectrum of application developments for advanced batteries.
15 Mar 2021

Aurora Flight Sciences

Aurora Flight Sciences are a subsidiary of Boeing. They are pioneers in the development of unmanned air vehicles and are developing a Passenger Air Vehicle (PAV) eVTOL aircraft.
9 Mar 2021

ADA Technologies

Dr James Edmondson interviewed ADA Technologies. ADA develop advanced materials for aerospace and defence applications. The interview focussed on ADA's products for thermal interface and thermal insulation materials.
2 Mar 2021

Thermoelectric Perpetual Submarine

In February 2021, The US agency DARPA awarded contracts to Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation and Martin Defense Group (formerly Navatek) to build demonstration versions of the new Manta Ray unmanned underwater vehicle with an energy-harvesting system to power it indefinitely, allowing the robot submarine to carry out missions lasting months or years without returning to base or refueling.
9 Feb 2021

Solar Vehicles 2021-2041 2nd Edition

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Matthew Dyson
8 Feb 2021

Balls of Steel - or Silicone: 3D Printing Medical Advances Analyzed

3D printing offers an efficient method to improve current manufacturing limits across economic sectors such as transport, construction, and medical and dental industries allowing rapid prototyping and on-site production and repairs.
4 Feb 2021

Antimicrobial Technology Market 2021-2031

IDTechEx Report: Dr Nadia Tsao
19 Jan 2021

6G Communications Market, Devices, Materials 2021-2041

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr James Edmondson
13 Jan 2021

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Helps Language Learning in Adults

A recent study showed language learning advantages with transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation included up to a 30% increase in accuracy and recall for some subjects.
13 Jan 2021

Hybrid Chips can run AI on Battery Powered Devices

Smartwatches and other battery-powered electronics would be even smarter if they could run AI algorithms. But efforts to build AI-capable chips for mobile devices have so far hit a wall - the so-called "memory wall" that separates data processing and memory chips that must work together to meet the massive and continually growing computational demands imposed by AI.
6 Jan 2021

Innovative Battery Chemistry Revolutionises Zinc-Air Battery

High-performance, eco-friendly, safe and at the same time cost-effective: the zinc-air battery is an attractive energy storage technology of the future. Until now, the conventional zinc-air battery has struggled with a high chemical instability, parasitic reactions which rooted in the usage of alkaline electrolytes lead to electrochemical irreversibility.
2020
28 Dec 2020

Army Strengthens Future Tech with Muscle Bound Robots

Robotic systems packed with muscle tissue can produce never-seen-before agility and versatility, Army researchers said.
24 Dec 2020

Liquid Bandage Detects Tissue Oxygenation Without Wired Oximeters

In the first human clinical trial, researchers have validated the practicality and accuracy of an oxygen-sensing liquid bandage that measures the concentration of oxygen in transplanted tissue.