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Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers

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News: Unmanned Systems
One of the most impressive things about a trade show like AUSA 2021 is not just the tech on display, but the size of the tech on display.
INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Materials for aerospace applications face many challenges. The structure of an aircraft must be light yet strong. Structural components such as the wings or...

INSIDER: Defense

With the addition of sensors and enhanced communication tools, providing lightweight, portable power has become even more challenging. Army-funded research demonstrated a new...

INSIDER: Test & Measurement

The largest missile ever to launch from Sandia’s Kauai Test Facility in Hawaii has shown the storied test range is still growing to meet the testing needs of advanced weapons systems....

INSIDER: Semiconductors & ICs

The Defense Department relies on nuclear-armed bombers, submarines and intercontinental ballistic missiles, as well as space-based sensors, to provide a strategic deterrence...

INSIDER: Aerospace

Ultra-efficient 3D printed catalysts could help solve the challenge of overheating in hypersonic aircraft and offer a revolutionary solution to thermal management across countless...

INSIDER: Aerospace

As part of an effort aimed at making aviation more sustainable, NASA has transferred an air traffic management tool to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for nationwide implementation. The...

Articles: Energy
The Photovoltaic Radio-frequency Antenna Module is the first orbital experiment designed to convert sunlight for microwave power transmission for solar power satellites.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Thermoplastic composite materials (TPC) are gaining momentum for use in commercial airplanes and other aerospace applications, including electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.
Articles: Software
See how domain-specific tools easily translate scientific thinking into high-performance code.
Articles: Unmanned Systems
Truly autonomous UAVs will require computer vision and navigation, cooperation between autonomous vehicles, and explainable and robust AI.
Articles: Data Acquisition
The US Army, Air Force, and Navy are actively looking to new programs such as Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) to ensure warfighters have maximum situational awareness.
Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
Built around three core elements – software, hardware, and antennas – Crysalis was designed to simplify the operation of robotic systems.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The Hero-30 Loitering Munition System incorporates a high level of precision attack and abort capabilities.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
“The mission is to develop a large-scale tool capable of producing single, jointless combat vehicle hulls at a near net size of 30 feet × 20 feet × 12 feet in size,” said Larry Holmes from ASTRO America.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Marotta’s patented approach starts with a 3D CAD model of choice that can meet varying ranges of end application specifications.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
Bell Textron Inc. has unveiled design concepts that incorporate Bell’s High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing (HSVTOL) technology.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
The Army analyzed shoreline change, dune volume, beach volume, beach slope, and cumulative elevation change along the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A computational approach for action prediction can extend to machines and also promote further research in human prediction and intention sensing.
Briefs: Aerospace
MBUD has a new data acquisition system and incorporates technical modifications to eliminate the noise encountered in seawater.
Briefs: Imaging
Army research is determining if afloat availability of satellite ISR has fundamentally changed naval operations.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The X2 Technology Demonstrator recently achieved a level flight speed over 250 knots, proving the basic concept of the coaxial compound configuration.
INSIDER: Propulsion

NASA’s trans-sonic truss-braced wing (TTBW) reduces drag during flight, which in turn reduces fuel consumption by up to 10 percent. This concept is part of an ongoing initiative by...

INSIDER: Aerospace

Researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory developed and demonstrated additively manufactured, multi-material conformal control surfaces for aircraft wings. The technology...

INSIDER: Communications

Suppose a U.S. Navy destroyer is operating in the Western Pacific and is impacted by the effects of a massive solar flare that has caused a ripple effect across the globe,...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A new solution compresses and offloads critical data from battlefield machines more efficiently, enabling faster AI processing and decision-making on the battlefield.

INSIDER: Test & Measurement

A team of Sandia National Laboratories engineers developed a new testing capability in support of its nuclear weapons mission. The team completed their first...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A sensor film monitors how well aircraft and spacecraft withstand the mechanical stresses of flight. It can ultimately reduce maintenance costs and make the reusability of space vehicles more...

INSIDER: Unmanned Systems

Designated in the United States as “upper Class E” airspace, the sky above 60,000 feet does not have stringent air traffic control rules since most aircraft are not capable of...

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