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Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:57:26 GMT

NAVSEA: Ford Carrier Advanced Arresting Gear Testing Shows Promise  -  USNI News
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The troubled General Atomics Advanced Arresting Gear program is doing well in its delayed testing program on land and on carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), the head of Naval Sea Systems Command told reporters on Wednesday.
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 15:01:29 GMT

Decision on fate of German Heron TP deal expected soon  -  Flightglobal
The final ruling on Germany's decision to lease one Israel Aerospace Industries Heron TP unmanned air vehicle is expected to be made soon, following a protest submission to a high court from rival bidder General Atomics Aeronautical Systems. German ...
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:26:57 GMT
Breakthrough enables greater control of fusion energy  -  domain-B
Researchers working at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility at General Atomics (GA) have created an important new tool for controlling fusion plasmas that are hotter than the sun. Energy and momentum in DIII-D's magnetically contained plasma is ...
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 14:48:45 GMT
Gamma Ray Camera Offers New View On Ultra-High Energy Electrons In Plasma  -  ECNmag.com
Researchers at General Atomics (GA) have invented a new kind of gamma ray camera that can image beams of energetic electrons inside ultra-hot fusion plasma. Deeper Insights. The Effect of Gamma Sterilization on Select TPE Materials. The device is used ...
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 09:50:38 GMT
General atomics breakthrough enables greater control of fusion energy  -  Space Daily
Researchers working at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility at General Atomics (GA) have created an important new tool for controlling fusion plasmas that are hotter than the sun. Energy and momentum in DIII-D's magnetically contained plasma is ...
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 18:12:51 GMT

Colorado Springs Movers & Shakers: Rebecca Decker  -  Colorado Springs Gazette
Decker launched her career as an imagery analyst and mission planner for the U-2 mission while serving in the U.S. Air Force, which led to jobs with Boeing, BAE Systems, Booz Allen Hamilton and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. She earned a ...
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:21:36 GMT

Situational awareness, force protection hallmarks of future US Army UAS  -  IHS Jane's 360
(General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems). "First, these systems must increase our situational awareness, going where manned systems cannot, thereby increasing stand-off capability and agility for our soldiers," US Army Vice Chief of Staff General Daniel ...
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:20:34 GMT

Varying neutral beams to improve control in fusion reactors  -  The Engineer
The team, which works on the DIII-D tokomak at General Atomics in San Diego, has been tackling difficulties with the device's neutral beam injection system. A tokomak is a toroidal (doughnut-shaped) vacuum vessel surrounded by electromagnets that keep ...
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:19:41 GMT
Deals this week: General Atomics, General Electric, BAE Systems  -  Army Technology
The US Army Contracting Command has awarded a $310m one-year logistics support contract to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems. Under the deal, General Atomics will provide logistics support services related to sustainment activities of the MQ-1C ...
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:39:31 GMT

Extinguishing a fusion fire in a flash of light  -  Phys.Org
"We have to quickly cool a 100-million degree gas undergoing fusion in roughly 1/1000 of a second," said General Atomics scientist Nicholas Eidietis, "So when you have to shut down a fusion plasma that fast you have to be very careful of where all that ...