Archive for February, 2017

  • Original Article: UPI An inflatable arm system for underwater unmanned vehicles for use in explosive ordnance disposal is being developed by RE2 Robotics. RE2 Robotics is to develop an inflatable Underwater Dual Manipulator system for the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research. The award for underwater manipulator arms comes under a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research award, the company said, but no details as to its monetary value were given. The system to be developed is for integration onto unmanned underwater vehicles for explosive ordnance disposal technicians. “Developing robotic technologies that keep individuals out of harm’s way is paramount […]

    Small Business to further develop EOD underwater manipulator system via SBIR Phase II Contract

    Original Article: UPI An inflatable arm system for underwater unmanned vehicles for use in explosive ordnance disposal is being developed by RE2 Robotics. RE2 Robotics is to develop an inflatable Underwater Dual Manipulator system for the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research. The award for underwater manipulator arms comes under a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research award, the company said, but no details as to its monetary value were given. The system to be developed is for integration onto unmanned underwater vehicles for explosive ordnance disposal technicians. “Developing robotic technologies that keep individuals out of harm’s way is paramount […]

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  • Original Article: Naval-Technology US-based company Mikros Systems (MKRS) has been awarded a small business innovation research (SBIR) Phase III contract by the US Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) to supply and support of its adaptive diagnostic electronic portable test-set (ADEPT). The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract involves a maximum value of $35.1m over a period of five years. US NSWC’s Indiana division will procure the MKRS ADEPT systems, in addition to logistics services, data management, engineering and technical services, training, calibration and repair of test sets under the multi-year deal. MKRS anticipates numerous ADEPT systems deliveries and task orders over the […]

    Small Business Secures SBIR Phase III contract by the US Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC)

    Original Article: Naval-Technology US-based company Mikros Systems (MKRS) has been awarded a small business innovation research (SBIR) Phase III contract by the US Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) to supply and support of its adaptive diagnostic electronic portable test-set (ADEPT). The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract involves a maximum value of $35.1m over a period of five years. US NSWC’s Indiana division will procure the MKRS ADEPT systems, in addition to logistics services, data management, engineering and technical services, training, calibration and repair of test sets under the multi-year deal. MKRS anticipates numerous ADEPT systems deliveries and task orders over the […]

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  • Original Article: PC MAG Engineers at the US Naval Surface Warfare Center in Panama City, Florida, are developing a new diving helmet so futuristic it might seem straight out of Iron Man. The team, led by Underwater Systems Development Project Engineer Dennis Gallagher, took inspiration from Tony Stark and put a high-resolution, see-through head-up display (HUD) directly inside a diving helmet. Dubbed the Divers Augmented Vision Display (DAVD), the system lets divers view in real time “everything from sector sonar [showing their location in relation to the dive site], text messages, diagrams, photographs, and even augmented reality videos” right inside […]

    US Navy Develops Iron Man-Style AR Diving Helmet

    Original Article: PC MAG Engineers at the US Naval Surface Warfare Center in Panama City, Florida, are developing a new diving helmet so futuristic it might seem straight out of Iron Man. The team, led by Underwater Systems Development Project Engineer Dennis Gallagher, took inspiration from Tony Stark and put a high-resolution, see-through head-up display (HUD) directly inside a diving helmet. Dubbed the Divers Augmented Vision Display (DAVD), the system lets divers view in real time “everything from sector sonar [showing their location in relation to the dive site], text messages, diagrams, photographs, and even augmented reality videos” right inside […]

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