Favorite toys DARPA for 60 years
The past and the future of advanced technology, demonstrated at the conference in honor of the 60th anniversary of DARPA
This year, the Office of Advanced Research Projects of the US Department of Defense[Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA]celebrates the 60th anniversary. To mark this event, DARPA conducted conference 3r3247. in Washington, DC One of the most striking events was the hall with exhibits, filled with current projects of DARPA and unique artifacts from the history of the Office. We made a selection of the most interesting items. For those who want to see even more, the Office has prepared
a retrospective of 140 pages , which tells about his activities over the past 50 years.
Transit developed by DARPA and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory for Polaris ballistic missile submarines. In a system that worked from the 1960s to the 1990s, ground-based receivers used the Doppler shift of the satellite signal to calculate their location with an accuracy of several tens of meters. Transit was one of the first space-related DARPA projects.
DARPA funded the Boston Dynamics project to create RHex, a hyper-mobile robot capable of moving around very different types of locations. It can pass through sand, gravel, mud, and even float in water - and without any ingenious sensors or adaptive gait. The project is still developing, and its success has been inspired by other programs related to robots, as well as many robots from Boston Dynamics.
3r3355. DEKA LUKE Arm
was part of the DARPA prosthetic revolution. She allowed amputees to intuitively manipulate a robotic arm of increased dexterity using sensors on their shoes. LUKE stands for “life during kinetic evolution,” and also refers to Luke Skywalker from Star Wars, who had a slightly more complex robotic arm. Today LUKE Arm is already available.
The prototype of a computer mouse
The first computer mouse carved with wood, with one button, invented in 1964 by Douglas Engelbart of the Stanford Research Institute. The project was funded by the Department of Information Processing Technologies from the ARPA Administration (“D” was added to the title in 1972), although DARPA retained only a copy of the original prototype.
Miniature GPS receiver "Virginia Slims"
From 1988 to 199? the US Department of Defense ordered ?400 GPS receivers for infantry. Each one weighed 8 kg and cost $ 4?000. DARPA, meanwhile, was 3-33385. worked
over receivers that should have been reduced to the size of a pack of cigarettes. The miniature device in the photo was named after Virginia Slims for its size and shape, and Rockwell Collins was ready for production in 1991. It was the first GPS-receiver, which was entitled to be called handheld.
The board with micromirrors
As part of a high-resolution system design program, Texas Instruments developed and released these boards, filled with micromirror chips. On each chip there are millions of micromirror elements capable of directing the light of a projector for high-definition displays, such as those installed in cinemas. This technology was awarded with both an Emmy Award and an Oscar Award, but, more importantly, it penetrated 3-333100. Hall of Fame chips IEEE Spectrum
Controlled biological flight and sense of smell
Colorado researchers attached miniature nerve interfaces to the antennae and moth flight muscles to find out how smell is related to flight control. I didn’t find any information about these bugs - it usually means that the project was given to the military, they were classified, and now they are flying outside your window. Straight. Now.
The flying hummingbird nano-appliance 3r32r3838.
This aircraft, having the shape and size of real hummingbirds (developed from 2008 to 2011 in the company 3r3128. AeroVironment
) Is in fully operational condition. He is able to fly in any direction, even backward, at a speed of almost 18 km /h, transferring equipment for observation, within 10 minutes. The program was obviously successful, which makes you wonder how much this technology has advanced over the past eight years. One can only assume that this was happening under a big secret.
Printed solar panels
Working three-layer solar panel, applied to the stone using inkjet printing. She was shown in 2003 as part of a joint project of the Laboratory for Naval Research, a military contractor Geo-Centers Inc. and the University of Kentucky. The idea was that the military could use paint for solar panels as an energy source in undercover operations. Since then, other such paints have been shown, and a little more openly.
With funding DARPA Hughes Research Labs developed the technology of creating micro-gratings from plastic, metal or ceramics in less than a minute. These structures consist of empty tubes, the walls of which are 1000 times thinner than a human hair, resulting in a material that is 99.9% composed of air - 100 times less dense than foam. Microgrids, according to the developer, "can be used for battery electrodes, catalyst support, for damping acoustic waves, vibrations or shock waves."
In the photo you can not say, but this bullet Exacto (EXtreme ACcuracy Tasked Ordnance, “extraordinary precision ammunition”) of ??? caliber can be actively controlled, that is, it can change its trajectory in flight to compensate for the wind, follow the target or correct the sight. She manages to do this without any visible stabilizers, and how exactly - the information is secret. The bullet was successfully tested in 201? when an inexperienced shooter hit a moving target.
Demonstration model of LightningStrike VTOL X-Plane
Aurora Flight Sciences created this model on a scale of 1 to 5 for DARPA for testing vertical take-off and landing using distributed electric traction. Eighteen electric screws on the main wings plus six on the auxiliary ones can be rotated 90 degrees. Initially, DARPA wanted to finance the creation of a full-scale apparatus, but decided that the scale of 20% would be enough to prove the efficiency of the technology and its readiness to move to the commercial sector.
The MAD-FIRESguided missile.
Multi-Azimuth Defense System[Многоазимутная система защиты, быстрого перехвата и всесторонней атаки]- an attempt to combine the accuracy of the missiles and the approach “let's shoot them more, because they are cheap” for bullets. Active-control medium-caliber missiles are able to change the direction of flight in real time, track many different moving targets, and are ten times cheaper.[дешевле чего – не указано /прим. перев.]
This is a very strange idea - to name the draft drone 3r-3214. Gremlins
, in honor of the mythical creatures causing inexplicable breakdowns in aircraft. But these universal drones are designed to be used no more than 20 times in a row, which reduces their cost compared to other drones. They are also designed to launch and land in the air on a cargo plane using the system that is visible in the photo.
Lidar on the chip
Two years ago, at the Pentagon Science Fair, DARPA and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology demonstrated a project to create 3r32299. lidar
on the chip. At the current exhibition, the project has already reached the working chip, which can be strengthened on the drone. The tiny rectangle next to the GoPro camera is a working lidar in which both the receiver and the transmitter are embedded. Company Analog Photonics brings this technology to commercial use, and promised to soon share the details of the project.
DARPA itself admits that this thing “looks pretty strange,” however, 3r-3246. PowerSwim
it is capable of converting up to 80% of underwater movement into thrust for moving forward, unlike classic flippers, whose index is in the region of 15%. PowerSwim is worn on the shin, one wing is in the legs, and the other is near the belt. When you bend your knees, the wings move up and down, and push you forward twice as fast, while requiring much less effort.
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