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July 2, 2019 | Source: TechSpot, Cal Jeffrey, 24 June 2019
USAF Directed-Energy Weapon "THOR" Can Down Swarms of Drones Simultaneously
The U.S. Air Force recently unveiled its newest anti-drone weapon called THOR, which is short for Tactical High Power Microwave Operational Responder. The system was developed by...
March 26, 2019 | Source: www.nationaldefensemagazine.org, National Defense, Zachary Kronisch, 12 March 2019
Nonlethal Weapons Offer Victory, De-Escalation
In 1995, U.S. troops protected United Nations forces withdrawing from Somalia by using nonlethal weapons to both subdue hostiles and prevent conflict escalation. In doing so, they...
March 5, 2019
Modeling Directed-Energy Effects to Satellites
What is the status of a Joint Munitions Effectiveness Manual (JMEM)-like capability for directed-energy effects to satellites? A DSIAC subject matter expert (SME)...
Survivability and Vulnerability
February 25, 2019 | Source: www.nationaldefensemagazine.org, Ashley Johnson, 23 January 2019
Pentagon Needs to Start An "Energetics Renaissance"
The final comment in a June 2018 National Defense article, “Pentagon Set to Boost Spending on High-Tech Armaments,” was perhaps the most telling: “If anybody tells you that the...
February 25, 2019 | Source: insidedefense.com, Sara Sirota, 12 February 2019
Air Force Looking for Research on Bioeffects of Directed-Energy Applications
The Air Force Research Laboratory is calling for industry insight into the bioeffects of directed-energy applications, according to a Feb. 12 request for information published on...
January 2, 2019
Pulsed Power System Cooling
What cooling methods are available for a silicon photoconductive semiconductor switch used in a pulsed power system? DSIAC received a request for information on methods...
November 5, 2018 | Source: IEEE Spectrum, spectrum.ieee.org, Evan Ackerman, 15 May 2018
Laser-Powered Robot Insect Achieves Lift-Off
Everything is better with lasers, especially tiny robot insects. For robots of all sizes, power is a fundamental problem. Any robot that moves is constrained in one way or another...
Defense Systems Digest - 14 August 2018
14 August 2018
Defense Systems Digest - 31 July 2018
31 July 2018
May 21, 2018 | Source: The Verge, theverge.com, 2018, Casey Newton
Facebook Takes Flight - Inside the Test Flight of Facebook’s First Internet Drone
At 2AM, in the dark morning hours of June 28th, Mark Zuckerberg woke up and got on a plane. He was traveling to an aviation testing facility in Yuma, AZ, where a small Facebook...