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  • 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: Maritime-Executive EMILY, the U.S. Navy’s remote-controlled robotic lifeguard, officially known as the Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard, was recently used to rescue nearly 300 Syrian migrants from drowning off the Greek island of Lesbos. The buoy, created with support from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), is capable of punching through 30-foot waves and riptides or smashing into rocks and reefs. EMILY is the successful culmination of a collaboration between ONR inventor Tony Mulligan and the Navy’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. The program provides the Navy with innovative advances in technology created […]

    NAVY SBIR Remote-Controlled Buoy Rescues Migrants

    Original Article: Maritime-Executive EMILY, the U.S. Navy’s remote-controlled robotic lifeguard, officially known as the Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard, was recently used to rescue nearly 300 Syrian migrants from drowning off the Greek island of Lesbos. The buoy, created with support from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), is capable of punching through 30-foot waves and riptides or smashing into rocks and reefs. EMILY is the successful culmination of a collaboration between ONR inventor Tony Mulligan and the Navy’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. The program provides the Navy with innovative advances in technology created […]

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  • Original Article: Las Cruces Sun-News Representatives from Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University addressed New Mexico-based business concerns at a conference in Austin earlier this month as part of a partnership program to help improve small business participation in research and technology. Members of Arrowhead’s New Mexico Federal and State Technology Partnership Program, or NM FAST, team — Zetdi Sloan, Dana Catron and Todd Bisio — attended the Defense Energy Innovation Summit & Showcase, which was co-located with the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Innovation Summit in Austin. Arrowhead’s NM FAST team also met with service and agency […]

    NMSU-based NM FAST program makes strides to improve small business participation in technology

    Original Article: Las Cruces Sun-News Representatives from Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University addressed New Mexico-based business concerns at a conference in Austin earlier this month as part of a partnership program to help improve small business participation in research and technology. Members of Arrowhead’s New Mexico Federal and State Technology Partnership Program, or NM FAST, team — Zetdi Sloan, Dana Catron and Todd Bisio — attended the Defense Energy Innovation Summit & Showcase, which was co-located with the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Innovation Summit in Austin. Arrowhead’s NM FAST team also met with service and agency […]

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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: Naval-Technology Mobile manipulation systems provider RE2 has received a contract from the Office of Naval Research to develop an underwater dexterous manipulation system for explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) applications (DMEA). Under this $2.7m contract, RE2 will provide DMEA technology solution to offer EOD personnel with the capability to remotely and effectively address waterborne improvised explosive devices (WIEDs). RE2 president and CEO Jorgen Pedersen said: “We are honoured that ONR chose RE2 to develop a strong, highly dexterous underwater manipulation system. “We thrive on complex engineering challenges and are excited to leverage our mobile manipulation expertise for the underwater […]

    Small Business Wins ONR Contract to Develop Underwater Dexterous Manipulation System

    Original Article: Naval-Technology Mobile manipulation systems provider RE2 has received a contract from the Office of Naval Research to develop an underwater dexterous manipulation system for explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) applications (DMEA). Under this $2.7m contract, RE2 will provide DMEA technology solution to offer EOD personnel with the capability to remotely and effectively address waterborne improvised explosive devices (WIEDs). RE2 president and CEO Jorgen Pedersen said: “We are honoured that ONR chose RE2 to develop a strong, highly dexterous underwater manipulation system. “We thrive on complex engineering challenges and are excited to leverage our mobile manipulation expertise for the underwater […]

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  • Original Article: EurekAlert To maintain the technological superiority of the American warfighter–and build partnerships with small businesses–the Office of Naval Research (ONR) joined entrepreneurs, start-ups and already established companies last week at the 27th annual Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event at the San Diego Convention Center. Rick ONeil, ONR’s executive director of acquisitions management, was a featured speaker at Gold Coast, sharing valuable tips on how to do business with the command, which includes the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). “This was my first time attending the Navy Gold Coast and it was a spectacular event,” said ONeil. “It […]

    ONR: Big Opportunities for Small Business at Navy Gold Coast

    Original Article: EurekAlert To maintain the technological superiority of the American warfighter–and build partnerships with small businesses–the Office of Naval Research (ONR) joined entrepreneurs, start-ups and already established companies last week at the 27th annual Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event at the San Diego Convention Center. Rick ONeil, ONR’s executive director of acquisitions management, was a featured speaker at Gold Coast, sharing valuable tips on how to do business with the command, which includes the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). “This was my first time attending the Navy Gold Coast and it was a spectacular event,” said ONeil. “It […]

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  • Original Article: AZONANO Applied Nanotech, Inc. (ANI), a PEN Inc. company(PEN), announces successful completion and test of fiberglass ballistic and blast-resistant armor panels that incorporate printed electronic antennas capable of sending and receiving radio communications and jamming enemy communication signals. The armor provides multi-channel communications and advanced active protection for vehicles, ships and buildings. The multi-function armor eliminates the need for multiple high-profile communications antenna structures on military vehicles and ships, making them less visible and identifiable in hostile situations. The armor-incased antennas also have jamming capability to block radio signals, such as those used to remotely trigger explosives, including […]

    STTR Research: Small Business Tests Ballistic, Blast-Resistant Armor Panels with Printed Electronic Antennas

    Original Article: AZONANO Applied Nanotech, Inc. (ANI), a PEN Inc. company(PEN), announces successful completion and test of fiberglass ballistic and blast-resistant armor panels that incorporate printed electronic antennas capable of sending and receiving radio communications and jamming enemy communication signals. The armor provides multi-channel communications and advanced active protection for vehicles, ships and buildings. The multi-function armor eliminates the need for multiple high-profile communications antenna structures on military vehicles and ships, making them less visible and identifiable in hostile situations. The armor-incased antennas also have jamming capability to block radio signals, such as those used to remotely trigger explosives, including […]

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  • Original Article: Gizmag The smallest distraction can break a golfer’s concentration and ruin their shot, so how would they react to tanks and explosions? If they were at the 18 hole course at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, last week, probably not at all. That’s because the fairways and greens were only turned into a battlefield complete with tanks, mortar fire, and smoke thanks to the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) Augmented Immersive Team Trainer (AITT), which made the firefight visible only to participants wearing special glasses. It’s easy to believe that battles are won by those with the most […]

    ONR’s Augmented Reality Glasses Turn Golf Course Into Virtual Battlefield

    Original Article: Gizmag The smallest distraction can break a golfer’s concentration and ruin their shot, so how would they react to tanks and explosions? If they were at the 18 hole course at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, last week, probably not at all. That’s because the fairways and greens were only turned into a battlefield complete with tanks, mortar fire, and smoke thanks to the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) Augmented Immersive Team Trainer (AITT), which made the firefight visible only to participants wearing special glasses. It’s easy to believe that battles are won by those with the most […]

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  • Original Article: FEDTECH   Thomas Killion is the acting director of the Office of Technology at the Office of Naval Research, where he manages a number of high-profile programs, including Future Naval Capabilities and the Small Business Innovation Research and Manufacturing Technology program. Killion spoke with FedTech Magazine managing editor David Stegon about where the Navy is focusing its science and technology efforts. FEDTECH: What technologies that the Navy is working on are you most excited about? KILLION: It’s hard to pick specific things, but instead I’ll highlight two areas that are a major part of our science and technology […]

    Office of Naval Research’s Thomas Killion Talks Autonomy

    Original Article: FEDTECH   Thomas Killion is the acting director of the Office of Technology at the Office of Naval Research, where he manages a number of high-profile programs, including Future Naval Capabilities and the Small Business Innovation Research and Manufacturing Technology program. Killion spoke with FedTech Magazine managing editor David Stegon about where the Navy is focusing its science and technology efforts. FEDTECH: What technologies that the Navy is working on are you most excited about? KILLION: It’s hard to pick specific things, but instead I’ll highlight two areas that are a major part of our science and technology […]

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  • The FY15 Rapid Innovation Fund BAA is scheduled to be released in FEDBIZOPPs on 1 April 2015. For more information, go to the Defense Innovation Marketplace at: http://www.defenseinnovationmarketplace.mil/RIF.html. Useful advice for prospective offerors can be found in the November 2014 National Defense Magazine article, “Defense Program Taps into Small Business Innovation.” http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/archive/2014/November/Pages/DefenseProgramTapsIntoSmallBusinessInnovation.aspx.

    FY15 Rapid Innovation Fund BAA to be Released

    The FY15 Rapid Innovation Fund BAA is scheduled to be released in FEDBIZOPPs on 1 April 2015. For more information, go to the Defense Innovation Marketplace at: http://www.defenseinnovationmarketplace.mil/RIF.html. Useful advice for prospective offerors can be found in the November 2014 National Defense Magazine article, “Defense Program Taps into Small Business Innovation.” http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/archive/2014/November/Pages/DefenseProgramTapsIntoSmallBusinessInnovation.aspx.

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