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Military Embedded Systems

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Unmanned

Shape-shifting, foldable drones are on the way - Story

February 18, 2019
Shape-shifting, foldable drones are on the way, thanks to a team of researchers from the Robotics and Perceptions Group at the University of Zurich (UZH) and the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems at ?cole Polytechnique F?d?rale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland.
Radar/EW

Ballistic missile radars pushed to detect widening range of threats - Story

February 11, 2019
As adversaries develop missile technology to attack the U.S. in ways that can challenge our missile defense - such as conventional and nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles, sea-launched land-attack missiles, hypersonic weapons, and space-based missiles that orbit Earth - it's critical to have radar systems capable of providing early detection.
Cyber

GAO: DoD has a pervasive weapon systems cybersecurity problem - Story

December 05, 2018
Weapon systems operated by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) are more software-dependent and networked than ever before, which a new General Accounting Office (GAO) report says opens the door to mission-critical cyber vulnerabilities. The DoD intends to spend $1.66 trillion to develop its current portfolio of major weapons systems, so Congress asked the GAO to assess DoD weapon systems security in terms of its current state, vulnerabilities, and steps being taken to develop more cyberresilient weapon systems. To do this evaluation, GAO analyzed weapons systems cybersecurity test reports, policies, and guidance; what they found is disturbing: In recent cybersecurity tests of major weapons systems the DoD is developing, testers playing the role of the adversary were able to take control of systems relatively easily, cause damage quickly, and operate largely undetected.
Comms

Small sats aim to provide on-demand tactical-level imagery for warfighters - Story

November 30, 2018
Raytheon is sending a one-of-a-kind small satellite to low Earth orbit to do a proof of concept of a prototype design - originally developed for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) - to provide useful imagery directly to military users in the field.
Cyber

The future of military systems is software-defined and virtualized - Story

October 12, 2018
Software-defined open virtualization solutions are a smart way to implement next-gen military systems: They're easier to maintain and enable future software and hardware upgrades with minimal risks, costs, and downtime.
Cyber

Foreshadow: Researchers discover another Intel processor vulnerability - Story

October 03, 2018
Two international teams of security researchers have independently and concurrently discovered "Foreshadow," a new variant of the hardware vulnerability known as "Meltdown" that was announced earlier this year. Meltdown can be exploited to bypass Intel processors' secure regions to access memory and data.
Radar/EW

Boron arsenide whisks heat away from electronics - Story

September 05, 2018
Move over, silicon: Defect-free boron arsenide offers far superior thermal conductivity than other semiconductors and metals, including silicon and copper.
Radar/EW

U.S. attack submarine fleet expands and gets sonar, COTS upgrades - Story

August 28, 2018
More Virginia-class nuclear attack submarines enter "Silent Service" in 2018. While the subs are getting cool sonar and processing upgrades, any embedded systems need to be secured to protect against SATCOM vulnerabilities.
Comms

Majorana particles may block intruders on sensitive networks in the future - Story

July 30, 2018
The signature of the long-sought-after Majorana particle - a particle that has unusual properties believed to render it resistant to external interference - has been found by a group of researchers led by UCLA and funded by the U.S. Army. What they've found may just be the key to blocking intruders on sensitive communications networks in the future.
Cyber

Cyberattack attribution: Is it actually a deterrent? - Story

July 27, 2018
As the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) builds up its cyberwarfare programs, what sorts of cyber ops are North Korea and other nation-state adversaries focusing on? Does attribution or admission of responsibility actually act as a deterrent to other would-be cyberattackers?
A.I.

U.S. Army's AI facial recognition works in the dark - Story

June 08, 2018
A group of U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) researchers developed an artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning technique capable of producing automatic facial recognition from a thermal image captured of a person's face in low-light conditions or at night.
A.I.

Artificial intelligence can help warfighters on many fronts - Story

May 29, 2018
Bringing artificial intelligence (AI) or "smarts" to the battlefield is already changing the way battles are fought; this technology will become increasingly critical in the future.
Radar/EW

RF spectrum sharing between U.S. military, public wireless users to be put to the test - Story

April 27, 2018
The U.S. Federal Communications Com?mission (FCC), with help from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and other agencies, is about to open up a 150 MHz-wide swath of radio frequency (RF) spectrum traditionally reserved for the military and allow it to be shared with mobile operators.
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