ATAK Wins Tech Transfer Award

By law, every technologist in a Federal Laboratory is required to perform Technology Transfer if practical to do so.  More precisely, the law says, “Technology transfer, consistent with mission responsibilities, is a responsibility of each laboratory science and engineering professional.” Android-based Team Awareness Kit – ATAK The story, here, is included in its entirety below:  The Android Team Awareness Kit …

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Smart Radios Connect Ground Robots

Here’s an article from Microwaves and RF Magazine covering Persistent Systems’ MPU5 MANET radio (a great radio).   It talks about the fact that the radios are interoperable with ATAK, and that it allows control of Unmanned Ground Systems, but it doesn’t actually say that the robots are controlled by ATAK. Here’s the article: Robots are playing larger roles in military …

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CO Firefighters Report Using ATAK, Comm

The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control published a study on their evaluation of ATAK with goTennas, SPOT Trackers and tactical radios. Here is the study, and here’s an excerpt from the report: The Center of Excellence for Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting (CoE) took advantage of the field test of satellite messengers to test an additional system that uses …

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SOCOM’s SOFWERX Hosts Hacking event

SOCOM’s SOFWERX hosted a Rapid Prototyping Event this month to build on the ATAK Platform as follows: Key technologies demonstrated levels of autonomy and mapping for land and air to include navigation and target identification, analytics in geospatial and intelligence, interoperability with ATAK, small sub surface vessels, and legged Unmanned Ground Vehicle robots that transit through diverse terrain. There were also …

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DHS to hold additional Android Team Awareness Kit training sessions

Homeland Preparedness News reports on DHS’ use of ATAK: After the Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK) was successfully used to coordinate multi-agency responses to recent hurricanes, additional training sessions have been held for federal, state, and local officials, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on Friday. ATAK, which was initially developed for use by U.S. Special Forces in 2010, …

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