Responsible for the development of new technologies for use by the military, the DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) develops hi -tech technologies and equipments for the army. Since years now, the Strategic Technologies Office has been conducting research on the weapons, which can designate high-end communication equipments. The top 14 military technologies that have the ability to change the world forever are:
The DARPA is working on generating biofuel from waste and algae. They are planning to produce it in larger volumes. The biofuel can be used as an alternative for gasoline.
Test ranges for computer
The DARPA had developed the national cyber range that helps to release the test virus to the defined network to test the efficiency of the abhorrent and conservative software. It will reduce the time required to test the latest technology.
This program aims at increasing the speed of the Internet by using the fiber optic technology. Communication between the commanders and the forces will be enhanced with the aid of the high-speed Internet connection.
ISIS (Integrated Sensor Is Structure) system is an aircraft which uses sensors powered by solar energy. Being a stratospheric aircraft, it provides surveillance of wider areas. It also tracks targets on the ground and air.
The fixed wireless system
The mobile network used by the military soldiers slows down when the number of users increases. To overcome this issue, the DARPA has developed the fixed wireless at the distance plan, which uses a system to augment the power of the mobile networks.
The mobile hotspots
The biggest challenge of the military is to get a safe network which can help in forwarding the bases during a war. Under the mobile hotspots set up, tactical access to the network can be obtained. Better tracking and acquisition technologies are being developed.
Renewable at sea
With the help of this technology, energy can be obtained from the waves in the sea. Under water systems will be benefited as they can work for a longer time.
Thermal Management System
The heat emitted by the aircrafts while taking off affects the runway of the aircraft carrier. Through the Thermal Management System for Ship Decking set up, DARPA is designing alternative materials that can withstand the heat.
Advanced Radio Frequency mapping
Radios are used by the military forces for communication. The major problem associated with the radio is interruption and signal jamming. To eliminate these problems DARPA had developed the Advanced Radio Frequency Mapping system which maps the air waves. Frequencies of high and low usage can be identified which enables the optimization of the frequencies.
Aero Optic Beam Control
This program arms the airplanes with a high capacity laser to shoot the threats with a light beam. The automated laser system will be of great help for the pilots who are unable to track the direction of the threat.
Content based Mobile Networking
This system will speed up the exchange of information between the ground level soldiers and the commanders. It also enables to correlate the content.
With the aid of the radar signals, the humans and weapons inside a building can be visualized. Three-dimensional map of a particular building can be generated.
Assured Arctic Awareness
The DARPA had planned to rule the Arctic and set up military bases there. They are planning to develop new technologies that will ensure security.
With the high energy liquid area defense systems, the threats from the surface to the air can be neutralized.