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Super Cables Are Coming

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Subsea cable technology has developed since its inception in the 1850s, morphing from copper to coax and, most recently, to fiber. Now, a new approach evolving from fiber will develop into a future architecture based on “super cables” that offer much higher capacity and almost limitless flexibility. The new report “Re-Imagineering Subsea Systems” provides a discussion, explanation and forecast of the

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US Navy Wants Innovation Proposals from Small Business

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The U.S. Navy is looking for innovative ideas to expand capabilities in artificial intelligence and machine learning, autonomy and training technology–and it wants to tap the talents of small businesses to bring the most advanced solutions to warfighters as quickly as possible. The U.S. Navy’s Small Business Innovation Research program (SBIR), located at the Office of Naval Research (ONR), has expanded funding opportunity in a broad agency

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iXblue Launches its First Navigation-Grade Accelerometer

iXblue has announced the launch of the iXal A5, the company’s first navigation-grade accelerometer dedicated to high-performance applications. It is based on the vibrating beam accelerometer (VBA) technology and the vibrating inertial accelerometer (VIA) concept developed by the French aerospace lab ONERA.   The iXal A5 is a rugged sensor that provides high accuracy and repeatability, as well as a

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Office of Naval Research Honors 2019 Young Investigators

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) recognized 25 awardees of the 2019 Young Investigator Program (YIP). The recipients will share $16.5 million in funding to conduct naval-relevant scientific research with direct benefits for sailors and marines. The ONR YIP is a highly competitive program in which academic achievements and potential for scientific breakthroughs are major factors in the evaluation process.

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Cathrine Armour Appointed to UK Hydrographic Office Customer Division

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has appointed Cathrine Armour as the new director of its customer division. Armour brings experience in leading data, science and technology-centric organizations, and she will be instrumental in developing the UKHO as a leading marine geospatial information agency and hydrographic office. Armour joins the UKHO from Catapult’s South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications,

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