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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

An agency of the U.S. Department of Defense responsible for developing new military technologies. It is perhaps best known for its development of Arpanet, which is the direct precursor of the modern Internet. It was established in 1958 and is based in Arlington, Virginia.
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Details about the DARPA Robotics Challenge can be found at www.
For program managers, DARPA Hard crystallizes the expectation that they will introduce new visions regularly and then act on those visions to catalyze radical change in their technical areas.
If these DARPA initiatives bear fruit in the coming years, who knows?
Alex Roland is coauthor, with Philip Shiman, of Strategic Computing: DARPA and the Quest for Machine Intelligence, 1983-1993 (MIT Press, 2002).
The mission that DARPA has created for PACC is "JIP: Just In time Power": the right power at the right place at the right time.
Following the site visits, DARPA plans to invite 40 teams to a semifinal event called the National Qualification Event, to be held from Sept.
The DARPA Grand Challenge was the first race of its kind in which autonomous ground vehicles used nothing but onboard sensors and navigation equipment to steer themselves along the desert course in under 10 hours.
The course will be announced next summer, but DARPA has permits good for four years to use the desert area between Barstow and Primm, Nev.
Having a quick reaction launch system that can launch specialized small satellites will provide the warfighter with real-time data and communication during time-urgent situations," said Steve Walker, DARPA program manager.
Tether, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced the winners of the 2005 DARPA Awards for Excellence at DARPATech 2005, DARPA's 24th Systems and Technology Symposium, in Anaheim, Calif.
In its Pump-Fed Rocket Program, the Mojave-based rocket builder successfully pumped liquid oxygen through a cryogenic liquid oxygen pump, completing the second phase of a DARPA contract, said Rich Pournelle, company director of investor relations.
AirLaunch LLC, DARPA and the Air Force made history yesterday as a simulated AirLaunch QuickReach(TM) rocket weighing 65,000 lbs was dropped out of a C-17A cargo aircraft, making it the heaviest single load to ever be dropped out of the plane.