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Vanderbilt team wins $750K with AI to manage RF spectrum

Jan. 29, 2019—Vanderbilt team MarmotE cleared Phase 2 of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Spectrum Collaboration Challenge held in December at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab. With no real estate left to expand the radio spectrum, DARPA’s challenge seeks machine-learning algorithms to sort out frequency priorities based on urgency – emergency and critical...

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Metro students make bicycle models with high-tech tools

Jun. 18, 2014—Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools has joined with the Vanderbilt Center for Nashville Studies and Peabody College to create a platform to provide detailed, reliable and recurring information about the commitment of major employers to the public school system. This is the latest installment in a series that tells the story of collaborative involvement between members...

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Summer interns produce aids for amateur inventors

Jul. 22, 2013—If you are a frustrated amateur inventor, you might want to thank seven Nashville high school students. They spent their summer working on introductory manuals for a new suite of software developed at Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) to democratize the vehicle design process. The software, which ISIS created for the Defense Advanced...

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Vanderbilt wins $9.3M DARPA contract to evolve tools for military vehicle design

Apr. 30, 2013—Vanderbilt University engineers in the Institute for Software Integrated Systems have been awarded a $9.3 million contract over two years to continue their work to mature META tools that are part of a flagship Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Adaptive Vehicle Make (AVM) program. AVM is a portfolio of programs focused on dramatically reducing the...

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Tracking gunfire with a smartphone

Apr. 25, 2013—You are walking down the street with a friend. A shot is fired. The two of you duck behind the nearest cover and you pull out your smartphone. A map of the neighborhood pops up on its screen with a large red arrow pointing in the direction the shot came from. A team of computer...

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ISIS’ MarmotE team qualifies for DARPA Spectrum Challenge

Apr. 16, 2013—A team of engineers from Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems is one of 15 teams competing in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Spectrum Challenge. The DARPA Spectrum Challenge is a competition to demonstrate a radio protocol that can best use a given communication channel in the presence of other dynamic users and...

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Vanderbilt student team competes in amphibious vehicle race

Jan. 31, 2013—It’s black. It’s a bit bigger than a breadbox. It has four knobby wheels, a water nozzle sticking out the back and it can really scoot. It’s the one-fifth-scale model amphibious vehicle that a team of Vanderbilt engineering students designed and built for a national competition, called the Model-Based Amphibious Racing Competition (MBARC), which took...

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ISIS plays key role in efforts to revolutionize military manufacturing

Jan. 18, 2013—  An infantry fighting vehicle is an armored vehicle used to carry infantry into battle. (DARPA) Inventors from across the country can enter a national competition to design a new amphibious infantry fighting vehicle for the U.S. Marine Corps and Vanderbilt University’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) is playing a key role in the...

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