Entries with tag defense advanced research projects agency.

DARPA Goes Open Source

DARPA has placed some of its sponsored research data online and made it available to the public through its Open Catalog, which contains a list of the US Defense Department agency’s available software and peer-reviewed publications. The information has not traditionally been easy for interested researchers to find. The response to this criticism was the creation of this site, which currently includes links to peer-reviewed publications from DARPA’s XDATA open source software library for big data. The agency says it is making the information public to increase “the number of experts who can help quickly develop relevant software for the government” and eventually incorporate some of the software into their own products. Should the R&D community prove interested, DARPA said, it will release additional information from other programs including Broad Operational Language Translation (BOLT) and Visual Media Reasoning (VMR). The DARPA Open Catalog is at www.darpa.mil/OpenCatalog/index.html.  (PC Mag)(WIRED)(The Verge)(DARPA)

New Technology Provides Fast, Wireless Military Communication

DARPA is reportedly developing a 100 Gbps wireless technology able to transmit up to 120 miles. The 100 Gb/s RF Backbone or 100G is expected to provide the US military with a wireless network roughly 500 times faster than existing wireless technology. Its transmission capabilities would be akin to fiber-optic network connectivity. Little is known about the existing military communications system, but Common Data Link is thought to transmit at a maximum speed of 250 Mbps. The DARPA system is expected to use the Ku band. (SlashGear)(PhysOrg)(Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Proposers’ Day Conference Announcement)

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