The Ascent™ 1000 Blended Wing Body (BWB) at Revolution.Aero

The Ascent™ 1000 Blended Wing Body (BWB) at Revolution.Aero

DZYNE Technologies Incorporated (DZYNE) presented their new vision of efficiency and comfort for future business jets -- and the next generation of commercial airliners – October 1 at the Revolution.Aero event in San Francisco, California, USA.

DZYNE Technologies Welcomes a New President & CEO

DZYNE Technologies Welcomes a New President & CEO

The Board of Directors of DZYNE Technologies Appoints a New President & CEO

 

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FAIRFAX, VA, February 12, 2018 - The Board of Directors of DZYNE Technologies Incorporated (DZYNE) announced today that Dr. Thomas Strat, formerly a senior technology advisor to the company, has been elevated to President and CEO effective immediately.   Dr. Strat will oversee all aspects of the company as it continues its rapid growth in the development of autonomous aircraft technologies.  As DZYNE moves forward into their next phase, so will Mr. Darrell Gillette, one of DZYNE’s founders and former CEO.  “The Board is thankful for Mr. Gillette’s service and leadership to the company during his tenure,” said Matthew McCue, Vehicle DZYNE Studios Division Vice President, and DZYNE Board Member.

DZYNE’s Chief Scientist and founding member, Mark Page said “Tom Strat will have a huge impact on the company’s future. Tom brings an aggressive management style and strong personal leadership to the top of the firm.  Both strengths are needed to sustain our growth and prepare for future investments and achievements.” DZYNE’s new President and CEO, Thomas Strat said, “My mission is to execute DZYNE’s very exciting business plan guided by the Board’s vision and driven by the energy and talents of our employees, all of whom are committed to the success of the company and its partners.” Dr. Strat’s vision is to combine DZYNE’s sensor processing and analytics software capabilities with its well-known aero design capability, which will result in new levels of autonomy within DZYNE’s expanding suite of manned and unmanned aircraft. 

Dr. Thomas Strat has over 30 years of senior management experience and is a recognized leader in autonomous vehicle research and development. He has a unique blend of hands-on experience ranging from computer vision and artificial intelligence to autonomous ground and air vehicles.

Prior to joining DZYNE, Dr. Strat was the Senior Vice President and Director of the Image & Video Understanding Division of SET Corporation, a small business specializing in smart sensing technologies and counter-bomber systems for the defense and intelligence markets.   SET was subsequently acquired by SAIC, now known as Leidos Corporation.

Previously, Dr. Strat served eight years as Program Manager and Assistant Director of the Information Exploitation Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he was responsible for DARPA’s Sensor Exploitation programs.  He also served as Deputy Director of DARPA’s Grand Challenge for Autonomous Ground Vehicles, a historic event which catalyzed the creation of the self-driving car industry.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Strat was a co-founder of ObjectVideo, Inc., where he served as Chief Technology Officer in charge of development of the world’s first object-based video compression engine and commercial video surveillance systems. Dr. Strat began his career at the SRI Artificial Intelligence Center as a research scientist and project leader, where he designed and implemented computer vision, robotic and evidential reasoning systems. He has published more than 120 scientific conference and journal articles and authored or edited several books on computer vision.  

Dr. Strat received a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, an MS in Artificial Intelligence from MIT, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University. He has served as an officer in the US Army for 14 years on active duty and reserves.

Dr. Strat has a track record of successfully growing start-up technology firms into multi-million dollar businesses. His vision combined with extensive industry knowledge and recognized business acumen will help launch DZYNE towards new levels of growth and innovation in the unmanned systems market.

 

DZYNE Technologies Incorporated (DZYNE) is a creator of innovative, intelligent, autonomous aircraft, including manned and unmanned vehicles and analytic systems. DZYNE’s world-class team employs state-of-the-art design methodologies and production processes that result in highly efficient systems developed on very compressed timelines.  DZYNE is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia with three operating divisions: the Vehicle DZYNE Studio in Irvine, California; DZYNE Analytic Systems in Fairfax, Virginia and DZYNE Technical Services in Tucson, Arizona.

DZYNE Technical Services Division Provides Solutions to Client Projects

DZYNE Technical Services Division Provides Solutions to Client Projects

DZYNE Technologies Provides Game-Changing Solutions

Services team brings advanced expertise to client projects

 

TUCSON, AZ, December 13, 2017 — DZYNE Technologies Incorporated’s newest division, DZYNE Technical Services, is the perfect fit for professionals who excel in the Aerospace and Defense industry.  Offering new technology and innovative business models, DZYNE and its clients are on the front lines of the future.

“The DZYNE Technical Services team works with a variety of companies around the country by providing high-level professionals with a diversity of skill sets,” said Nicole Nelson, Manager of DZYNE Technical Services. “Our employees have a direct link to many opportunities in a variety of exciting focus areas.”

“Our employees and clients are the heart of our company, and we are fully committed to their success,” said Darrell Gillette, DZYNE President and Chief Executive Officer. “We believe in building strong relationships with both employees and clients and creating the right employee-client partnerships. Some of the ways we do this are by employing top talent; providing seamless, efficient contracting; and by customizing our services to meet our clients’ unique needs.”  

The DZYNE team offers products and expertise in Aerospace and Defense including:

  • Strategic Market Analysis
    • Market Share Expansion and Diversification
    • Disruptive Capability Introduction versus Legacy Improvement
  • Systems Engineering Expertise and Services for Flight Systems (Unmanned Vehicles, Missiles, Aircraft):
    • Concept of Operations (CONOPS) and Employment Concept Development
    • Service Use Profile Development
    • Model-Based Systems Engineering, including Design to Cost
    • System Requirement Synthesis and Documentation
    • External Weapon Interfaces
    • Reliability Development
    • Integrated System Maturation and Verification
    • Manufacturing Process Control 
  • System and Program Creation
  • Supply Chain Strategies, Management, and Associated Technical Services
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Downrange Services
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Operations and Maintenance
  • Training System Development and Delivery
  • Model-Based Systems Engineering Training
 
DZYNE Technologies Incorporated (DZYNE) is a developer of smart systems, including manned and unmanned vehicles and analytic systems. DZYNE’s world-class team employs state-of-the-art design methodologies and production processes that result in highly efficient systems developed on very compressed timelines. DZYNE is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona with three divisions: Vehicle DZYNE Studio in Irvine, California, DZYNE Analytic Systems in Fairfax, Virginia, and DZYNE Technical Services in Tucson, Arizona. 

DZYNE Technologies Advances Cutting Edge Delivery Drone in DARPA Project

DZYNE Technologies Advances Cutting Edge Delivery Drone in DARPA Project

DZYNE Technologies Advances Cutting Edge Delivery Drone in DARPA Project

Ghost glider demonstration showcases potential for vanishing airplanes

 

TUCSON, AZ, October 12, 2017DZYNE Technologies is breaking ground in autonomous Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) cargo delivery, with its involvement in the Inbound, Controlled, Air-Releasable, Unrecoverable Systems (ICARUS) Program.

Using its Ghost expendable glider, DZYNE flight testing recently proved aerodynamics and controls necessary for autonomous delivery of a small, three-pound payload.

Developed under contract through the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) ICARUS program, Ghost is a small, robotic cargo glider that will allow precision supply drops for those in the field. Currently, supply to small military or civilian teams in difficult-to-access territory requires large, parachute-based systems that must be carried out or otherwise disposed of, for operational security and environmental concerns. It can be challenging to get a parachute-based system to deliver cargo precisely in an area surrounded by trees or buildings.  The Ghost air vehicle uses a novel air vehicle design and flight control methodology to eliminate these challenges.  

The ICARUS program aims to develop supply systems that vanish after completing their missions. This technology will ultimately have great impact in areas where leaving behind materials would have environmental and/or unintended logistical consequences.

The Ghost demonstration took place July 17-19, and featured gliders built from a non-vanishing material that mimics the physical properties of vanishing materials. The gliders were dropped from balloons to conduct 15-mile, cross-country flights, ending with a steep, precision-guided approach to a defined target.

“The successful flight testing of the Ghost air vehicle demonstrates DZYNE Technologies’ exceptional capability in designing a purpose-built unmanned aircraft to fulfill a challenging mission profile,” said Darrell Gillette, DZYNE Technologies CEO. 

Patrick Wright, Ghost Program Manager, remarked, “This is exciting for DZYNE because Ghost becomes the starting point for a whole family of autonomous cargo delivery systems.”

DZYNE is developing manufacturing processes that will allow Ghost gliders to be built using the vanishing structural materials developed under the DARPA Vanishing Programmable Resources program (VAPR).

 
DZYNE Technologies Incorporated (DZYNE) is a developer of smart systems, including manned and unmanned vehicles and analytic systems. DZYNE’s world-class team employs state-of-the-art design methodologies and production processes that result in highly efficient systems developed on very compressed timelines.  DZYNE is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona with three divisions: the Vehicle DZYNE Studio in Irvine, California, DZYNE Analytic Systems in Fairfax, Virginia, and DZYNE Technical Services in Tucson, Arizona.
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DZYNE Delivers on Cutting Edge NASA Contract

DZYNE Delivers on Cutting Edge NASA Contract

DZYNE Technologies Delivers on Cutting Edge NASA Contract for a Green Airplane Program Plan

Future subsonic X-Planes will reduce fuel burn, emissions, and noise, and create U.S. jobs

 

IRVINE, CA, June 28, 2017 - The future of commercial aviation is now one step closer to becoming reality.  DZYNE Technologies Incorporated (DZYNE) recently presented a comprehensive program plan and system requirement specification to NASA for an ultra-efficient subsonic transport (UEST) manned experimental flight (X-Plane) demonstrator.  DZYNE’s concept is a Blended Wing Body (BWB) that is more efficient and green compared to today’s airline fleet. 

“We are very pleased to have provided NASA with a solid plan that will help them define their highly anticipated program,” said Darrell Gillette, DZYNE President, and Chief Executive Officer.  “We are confident this will result in long-term partnerships with both NASA and other firms, who will help us bring an exciting airplane to life.”

Throughout its contract with NASA, the DZYNE team defined a program plan that included technical maturation plans for enabling technologies critical to the DZYNE BWB.  Overall goals for the anticipated NASA Subsonic X-Plane program are the significant reduction of fuel burn, emissions, and community noise for the future commercial transport fleet.  The DZYNE BWB is expected to be 40-50% more fuel efficient than today’s airliners.

“We are introducing BWB technology to the largest segment of the airliner market, the single-aisle segment, previously thought inaccessible to BWBs,” Gillette said.  “What will ultimately be a game changer for the U.S. aviation industry, DZYNE is applying the BWB to the Super‑Regional segment.”  DZYNE outlined a strategy to maintain the strength of the U.S. aerospace manufacturing industry amidst growing strong foreign competition.

“This airplane will show key technologies working in unison.  A manned BWB demonstration would not only secure America’s role as the leader in airliner technology but also prove technology readiness to the airlines.  This is a necessary step before product launch.  We believe an experimental program would be the capstone event needed to propel BWB technology to the airline market.  Market adoption is necessary to achieve the community benefits envisioned by NASA including U.S. job growth.” said Mark Page, DZYNE Vice President, and Chief Scientist.

For more information on the NASA New Aviation Horizons and UEST programs, visit https://www.nasa.gov/aero/nasa-green-aviation-x-planes

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DZYNE Technologies Incorporated (DZYNE) is a developer of smart systems, including manned and unmanned vehicles and analytic systems. DZYNE’s world-class team employs state-of-the-art design methodologies and production processes that result in highly efficient systems developed on very compressed timelines.  DZYNE is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona with three divisions: the Vehicle DZYNE Studio in Irvine, California, DZYNE Analytic Systems in Fairfax, Virginia, and DZYNE Technical Services in Tucson, Arizona.