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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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  • Original Article: Marlborough MARLBOROUGH – Passing around a transparent ceramic missile dome made at CeraNova Corp. last Wednesday, local leaders marveled at the work the eight-person company is doing on a daily basis. “I’m really impressed,” said U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas while touring the facility with company leaders, Mayor Arthur Vigeant and state Rep. Danielle Gregoire, D-Marlborough. The domes, which are made with ceramic powders and go through a process to make them transparent, protect infrared sensors on the front of heat seeking missiles traveling at speeds upwards of Mach 3. The domes must be transparent to ensure the sensors […]

    Small Business Success Story: Ceramic Missile Domes

    Original Article: Marlborough MARLBOROUGH – Passing around a transparent ceramic missile dome made at CeraNova Corp. last Wednesday, local leaders marveled at the work the eight-person company is doing on a daily basis. “I’m really impressed,” said U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas while touring the facility with company leaders, Mayor Arthur Vigeant and state Rep. Danielle Gregoire, D-Marlborough. The domes, which are made with ceramic powders and go through a process to make them transparent, protect infrared sensors on the front of heat seeking missiles traveling at speeds upwards of Mach 3. The domes must be transparent to ensure the sensors […]

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  • Original Article: dvids DAHLGREN, Va. – Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Burnett envisioned his career after retiring from the U.S. Army last year – start up a company to rapidly deploy life-saving ideas, solutions and technologies to warfighters. Like many small business owners and entrepreneurs, however, he encountered a daunting Department of Defense acquisition process that could delay or prevent his vision from becoming reality. Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Commander Rear Adm. Lorin Selby listened to Burnett, who was among DoD technologists, business executives, and educators who came to share their ideas, technology solutions, and concerns at NSWC Dahlgren Division’s […]

    NSWC Commander Inspires Innovators at Unmanned Systems Integration Workshop and Technical Exchange

    Original Article: dvids DAHLGREN, Va. – Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Burnett envisioned his career after retiring from the U.S. Army last year – start up a company to rapidly deploy life-saving ideas, solutions and technologies to warfighters. Like many small business owners and entrepreneurs, however, he encountered a daunting Department of Defense acquisition process that could delay or prevent his vision from becoming reality. Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Commander Rear Adm. Lorin Selby listened to Burnett, who was among DoD technologists, business executives, and educators who came to share their ideas, technology solutions, and concerns at NSWC Dahlgren Division’s […]

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  • Original Article: WDAM WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDAM) –  This is a news release from SBA The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will launch an 18 state road tour, joined by 11 fellow federal agencies in the SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The SBIR Road Tour “Seeding America’s Future Innovations,” is a nationally focused outreach initiative targeting advanced technology communities, including women-owned and minority-owned small businesses in states that have underutilized funding opportunities through these programs. Today, the agency is launching information on the tour through www.sbir.gov and will also launch a blog that […]

    SBA Promotes SBIR and STTR Programs with National Road Tour

    Original Article: WDAM WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDAM) –  This is a news release from SBA The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will launch an 18 state road tour, joined by 11 fellow federal agencies in the SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The SBIR Road Tour “Seeding America’s Future Innovations,” is a nationally focused outreach initiative targeting advanced technology communities, including women-owned and minority-owned small businesses in states that have underutilized funding opportunities through these programs. Today, the agency is launching information on the tour through www.sbir.gov and will also launch a blog that […]

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