DARPA: Bridging the Gap, Powered by Ideas
DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY ARLINGTON VA
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The Advanced Research Projects Agency ARPA -- which came to be known as DARPA in 1972 when its name changed to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency -- emerged in 1958 as part of a broad reaction to a singular event the launching by the Soviet Union of the Sputnik satellite on Oct. 4, 1957. DARPAs Mission is to prevent technological surprise for the United States and to create technological surprise for its adversaries. DARPAs Charter is radical innovation, solving hard technical problems, and revolutionary capabilities for national security. These briefing charts describe DARPAs technical offices, its role in science and technology, its strategic investment thrusts, references for DARPA projects, operational liaisons and transition agents, rapid reaction support, and current DARPA programs that support EUCOMAFRICOM needs. These programs include the chip-scale atomic clock robust surface navigation RSN subsurface navigation SsN Micro-Inertial Navigation Technology MINT Long-endurance, persistent surveillance using the Integrated Sensor is the Structure ISIS, Vulture, and Rapid Eye and NetworkingSituational Awareness for Distributed Operations using Ultra-Vis.
- Pilotless Aircraft
- Navigation and Guidance
- Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
- Command, Control and Communications Systems