Archive for the ‘National Security’ Category

Smaller lidars could allow UAVs to conduct underwater scans

December 3, 2014 -- Researchers from the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) have designed a new approach that could lead to bathymetric lidars that are much smaller and more efficient than the current full-size systems. The new technology would let modest-sized unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) carry bathymetric lidars, lowering costs substantially.

Dynamic graph analytics tackle social media and other big data

November 6, 2014 -- Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are bringing graph analytics to bear on a range of data-related challenges, developing advanced technology that can help investigate social networks, surveillance intelligence, computer-network functionality, industrial control systems, and more.

Army collaboration produces new test station for missile warning system

October 22, 2014 -- Collaboration between the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and the Army Reprogramming Analysis Team (ARAT) has led to development of a new integrated support station (ISS) for testing software used in the Army's aircraft missile warning systems.

Multiple UAVs Perform Autonomous Formation Flight

August 7, 2014 -- In one of the first autonomous demonstrations, the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has successfully commanded three fully autonomous, collaborating UAVs. The machines flew in close formation at the same altitude, separated by approximately 50 meters as they executed figure-eight patterns.

BlackForest Aggregates Threat Information to Warn of Possible Cyber Attacks

July 23, 2014 -- Researchers have developed a new open source intelligence gathering system designed to create a picture of developing threats. BlackForest complements other GTRI systems designed to help corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations battle increasingly-sophisticated threats to their networks.

Agile Aperture Antenna Tested on Aircraft to Survey Ground Emitters, Maintain Satellite Connection

July 9, 2014 -- The Georgia Tech Research Institute’s software-defined, electronically-reconfigurable Agile Aperture Antenna (A3) has now been tested on the land, sea and air. Department of Defense representatives were in attendance during a recent event where two of the low-power devices, which can change beam directions in a thousandth of a second, were demonstrated in an aircraft during flight tests.

Synthetic Aperture Sonar to Help Navy Hunt Sea Mines

June 18, 2014 - Since World War II, sea mines have damaged or sunk four times more U.S. Navy ships than all other means of attack combined, according to a Navy report on mine warfare. New sonar research being performed by the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) could improve the Navy’s ability to find sea mines deep under water.

MINT Program Helps Pinpoint Threats Contained in Intelligence Data

May 21, 2014 -- Every day U.S. military and security units receive vast amounts of data collected by intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) sensors. To aid this effort, researchers are helping to improve the capabilities of the nation’s Multi-Disciplinary Intelligence (Multi-INT) system, which monitors this incoming data.

Hazmat Response: Chemical Companion Evolves from Information Resource to Sophisticated Decision-Support System

February 19, 2014 -- Researchers have released a new version of the Chemical Companion Decision Support System (CCDSS), a software system that provides first responders with detailed and easy-to-access information about chemicals that may be associated with hazmat incidents.

Online Design: Novel Collaborative Software Helps Systems Engineers Link Performance and Cost

January 22, 2014 -- Researchers have produced an advanced web-based tool that lets physically separated participants collaborate on model-based systems engineering projects. The program utilizes open-source software components to allow users to visualize a system's potential expense alongside its performance, reliability and other factors.