innovation Archive

  • Original Article: Defense.gov MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va., May 11, 2017 — Marine Corps Systems Command is introducing widespread use of an innovative, life-saving and award-winning technology to Marines in the field. Skull Infrascanner Navy Chief Petty Officer Jared Anderson, a hospital corpsman, uses an Infrascanner to assess Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Maceo Mathis for intracranial hematomas — bleeding within the skull — at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., May 8, 2017. The scanner is a portable, medical diagnostic device that provides early detection of intracranial hematomas in the field, potentially saving lives and improving casualty care and recovery. […]

    Innovative Intracranial Scanner Safeguards Marines’ Lives

    Original Article: Defense.gov MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va., May 11, 2017 — Marine Corps Systems Command is introducing widespread use of an innovative, life-saving and award-winning technology to Marines in the field. Skull Infrascanner Navy Chief Petty Officer Jared Anderson, a hospital corpsman, uses an Infrascanner to assess Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Maceo Mathis for intracranial hematomas — bleeding within the skull — at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., May 8, 2017. The scanner is a portable, medical diagnostic device that provides early detection of intracranial hematomas in the field, potentially saving lives and improving casualty care and recovery. […]

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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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  • Original Article: NAVY.mil Navy and industry leaders gathered at the 28th Annual Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event at the San Diego Convention Center Aug. 23-24. More than 1,200 attendees took part in the forum designed to educate, guide and assist businesses — especially small businesses — in working with the Department of the Navy (DON) and the federal government. The event also included “matchmaking sessions,” which allowed members of small businesses to meet key decision-makers from large businesses and government. “Conferences like Gold Coast are one way that we can get together and cultivate relationships with industry and […]

    Navy Leaders Stress Innovation, Inclusion at Largest Navy-Supported Small Business Event

    Original Article: NAVY.mil Navy and industry leaders gathered at the 28th Annual Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event at the San Diego Convention Center Aug. 23-24. More than 1,200 attendees took part in the forum designed to educate, guide and assist businesses — especially small businesses — in working with the Department of the Navy (DON) and the federal government. The event also included “matchmaking sessions,” which allowed members of small businesses to meet key decision-makers from large businesses and government. “Conferences like Gold Coast are one way that we can get together and cultivate relationships with industry and […]

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  • Original Article: SIGNAL Progeny Systems Corp., Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $45,450,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for follow-on support, sustainment and upgrades of personnel systems under the Department of the Navy Tasking, Records and Consolidated Knowledge Enterprise Repository (DON TRACKER) program. DON TRACKER streamlines the DON records and task management to include creating, assigning and routing of taskings. The solution replaces multiple legacy Navy and Marine Corps records and task management applications into a single enterprise wide system, enabling seamless tasking and federally compliant records management across the DON. Work will be performed in Manassas, Virginia, and is expected to be completed […]

    Small Business Awarded SBIR Phase III DON TRACKER Follow-On Contract

    Original Article: SIGNAL Progeny Systems Corp., Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $45,450,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for follow-on support, sustainment and upgrades of personnel systems under the Department of the Navy Tasking, Records and Consolidated Knowledge Enterprise Repository (DON TRACKER) program. DON TRACKER streamlines the DON records and task management to include creating, assigning and routing of taskings. The solution replaces multiple legacy Navy and Marine Corps records and task management applications into a single enterprise wide system, enabling seamless tasking and federally compliant records management across the DON. Work will be performed in Manassas, Virginia, and is expected to be completed […]

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  • Original Article: Navy Supply Corps Newsletter By: Ms. Emily Harman, Director DON OSBP In November 2014, the Secretary of Defense cited America’s eroding dominance in key warfighting areas when calling for “a broad, department-wide initiative to pursue innovative ways to sustain and advance our military superiority for the 21st century and improve business operations throughout the department.” (1) The desire to do business with innovative non-traditional partners was clearly articulated by the creation of Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) in the Silicon Valley and the strong emphasis Better Buying Power 3.0 places on the need to innovate and achieve technical […]

    “Small Business – The First Option for Innovation” By Emily Harman, Director DON OSBP

    Original Article: Navy Supply Corps Newsletter By: Ms. Emily Harman, Director DON OSBP In November 2014, the Secretary of Defense cited America’s eroding dominance in key warfighting areas when calling for “a broad, department-wide initiative to pursue innovative ways to sustain and advance our military superiority for the 21st century and improve business operations throughout the department.” (1) The desire to do business with innovative non-traditional partners was clearly articulated by the creation of Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) in the Silicon Valley and the strong emphasis Better Buying Power 3.0 places on the need to innovate and achieve technical […]

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  • Original Article: Navy News   Have a radical idea to solve a naval problem? The Chief of Naval Operations and the Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC) invite Junior Officers and Enlisted, O-4 and below, to apply for the CNO Rapid Innovation Cell (CRIC) for 2016. Interested individuals can prepare now to apply by visiting HERE. Application deadline is Jan. 31. Successful 2016 applicants will develop innovative technology or processes as part of the CRIC, established in 2012 to take advantage of opportunities outside the Navy mainstream. The CRIC empowers junior leaders with flag leadership advocacy and financial resources to develop […]

    CNO Rapid Innovation Cell Call for Applications – due Jan 31

    Original Article: Navy News   Have a radical idea to solve a naval problem? The Chief of Naval Operations and the Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC) invite Junior Officers and Enlisted, O-4 and below, to apply for the CNO Rapid Innovation Cell (CRIC) for 2016. Interested individuals can prepare now to apply by visiting HERE. Application deadline is Jan. 31. Successful 2016 applicants will develop innovative technology or processes as part of the CRIC, established in 2012 to take advantage of opportunities outside the Navy mainstream. The CRIC empowers junior leaders with flag leadership advocacy and financial resources to develop […]

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  • Original Article: Naval-Technology The US Navy has awarded a Phase I small business innovation research (SBIR) contract to K2 Energy Solutions to develop a Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) prismatic cell for naval applications. The Navy SBIR contract aims to adapt K2’s high-power cell technology to a prismatic design that can be used in the construction of large batteries. This research and development program will focus on minimizing temperature surges during heavy use and maximizing battery life without compromising safety. K2 chief technical officer Dr Jim Hodge said: “K2 is currently providing batteries for a number of military applications, including the […]

    Navy Awards Phase I SBIR Contract to Develop LFP Prismatic Cell

    Original Article: Naval-Technology The US Navy has awarded a Phase I small business innovation research (SBIR) contract to K2 Energy Solutions to develop a Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) prismatic cell for naval applications. The Navy SBIR contract aims to adapt K2’s high-power cell technology to a prismatic design that can be used in the construction of large batteries. This research and development program will focus on minimizing temperature surges during heavy use and maximizing battery life without compromising safety. K2 chief technical officer Dr Jim Hodge said: “K2 is currently providing batteries for a number of military applications, including the […]

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  • Original Article: Techwire.net Drones have found their place in the sky, from quad-copters buzzing around neighborhoods to military UAVs tracking targets overseas. San Diego start-up Ocean Aero is aiming for drones also to find their place in the sea. The company makes the Submaran, an electric and wind powered unmanned ocean vehicle designed to travel both above and below the surface for months at a time. On Tuesday, the Submaran was among the eight winners of the 28th annual Connect Most Innovative New Products Awards for 2015. Connect, a non-profit San Diego education and mentoring organization for start-ups, handed out […]

    Eight San Diego Startups Win Innovation Prizes

    Original Article: Techwire.net Drones have found their place in the sky, from quad-copters buzzing around neighborhoods to military UAVs tracking targets overseas. San Diego start-up Ocean Aero is aiming for drones also to find their place in the sea. The company makes the Submaran, an electric and wind powered unmanned ocean vehicle designed to travel both above and below the surface for months at a time. On Tuesday, the Submaran was among the eight winners of the 28th annual Connect Most Innovative New Products Awards for 2015. Connect, a non-profit San Diego education and mentoring organization for start-ups, handed out […]

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  • Original Article: PD&D The U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Wednesday digest of military contracts included a $41.8 million Navy contract given to Mercury Defense Systems for 200 Miniaturized I/J Band Digital Radio Frequency Memory Modulators (Mini DRFMs). The California-based small business will also provide repair and evaluation work associated with the Mini DRFMs. In its publication of the contracts, the DoD described the Mini DRFM as a “state-of-the-art electronic and radio frequency device that produces high fidelity threat simulator systems for test and evaluation and training missions.” The firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract was not competitively acquired. The labor will be conducted […]

    Navy Contract Awarded for Innovative Radio Frequency Device

    Original Article: PD&D The U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Wednesday digest of military contracts included a $41.8 million Navy contract given to Mercury Defense Systems for 200 Miniaturized I/J Band Digital Radio Frequency Memory Modulators (Mini DRFMs). The California-based small business will also provide repair and evaluation work associated with the Mini DRFMs. In its publication of the contracts, the DoD described the Mini DRFM as a “state-of-the-art electronic and radio frequency device that produces high fidelity threat simulator systems for test and evaluation and training missions.” The firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract was not competitively acquired. The labor will be conducted […]

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  • Original Article: SeaPower RE2 Inc., developer of robotic manipulator arms, has received a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to design inflatable underwater manipulator arms for the U.S .Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR), the company announced in an Oct. 28 release. During the Phase I program, RE2 will design a lightweight inflatable underwater manipulation system for autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). The inflatable manipulator arms will be designed as a payload for AUVs. Ultimately, the arms will be used as a collaborative robotic system to assist explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) divers in dismantling waterborne improvised explosive devices and […]

    Small Business to Design Inflatable Underwater Manipulator Arms for Navy

    Original Article: SeaPower RE2 Inc., developer of robotic manipulator arms, has received a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to design inflatable underwater manipulator arms for the U.S .Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR), the company announced in an Oct. 28 release. During the Phase I program, RE2 will design a lightweight inflatable underwater manipulation system for autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). The inflatable manipulator arms will be designed as a payload for AUVs. Ultimately, the arms will be used as a collaborative robotic system to assist explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) divers in dismantling waterborne improvised explosive devices and […]

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