Latest Briefs & News

Future spacecraft bound for the Moon or beyond will benefit from high-powered computer simulations underway at the University of Michigan that will provide a framework NASA can use to better...

A drag sail, developed at Purdue University, will be onboard a rocket and deploy at the end of the rocket’s mission to accelerate the vehicle’s deorbit. A drag sail passively...

NASA research projects are flying aboard a Boeing 787 Dreamliner as part of Boeing’s 2020 ecoDemonstrator program. Results from these flights will help continuing development of technology to...

Adranos Inc., a Purdue University-affiliated company that has developed a high-performance solid rocket fuel called ALITEC for missile and space launch systems, has obtained...

Chemical weapons pose a serious threat to civilian and warfighter lives, but technology from the U.S. Army Small Business Technology Transfer program reduces those risks. Researchers...

Northrop Grumman Corporation received a contract from the U.S. Army’s Project Manager for Maneuver Ammunition Systems (PM-MAS) to develop the next generation airburst cartridge for...

In smaller spacecraft such as CubeSat satellites, a salt-based monopropellant is showing promise. The propellant, called FAM-110A, is a mixture of two commercially available salts. It...

INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Heat Conduction Method for More Efficient Aircraft

An engineer at Virginia Tech has developed an aircraft thermal management technology that stands ready for adaptation into other areas. The planar bridging-droplet thermal diodes...

A diamond composite is the ultimate optics and semiconducting super-material.
Advanced thermal management is one of the keys to bringing directed energy weapons online and to allow them to operate at peak performance.
While the flashiest military innovations like new fighter jets attract the most attention, advancements in RF/microwave absorbers are crucial enablers of these larger innovations.
Learn how to fully implement a Secure Private Neural Network.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Damage & Repair Tracker
The UK's fleet of Merlin Mark 2 helicopters has been testing the tlmNexus' Damage & Repair Tracker (DaRT).
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Rear Fuselage Packer
To date, the rear fuselage packers have been used in the production of over 500 aircraft.
Application Briefs: Energy
Solar-Powered Structures
Pvilion, a solar-powered fabric provider, was recently awarded a contract by the United State Air Force (USAF).
Application Briefs: Aerospace
Operating System Software
Learn about the The INTEGRITY-178 tuMP RTOS.
Application Briefs: Propulsion
Rocket Engine Technology
This effort will mark the first representative flight of an aerospike engine after many decades of research and abandoned flight efforts.
Application Briefs: Software
CAM Software
HyperMILL ® CAM software and 5-axis machining is being used to make parts for an advanced NASA satellite mission.
See how Modeling and Simulation (M&S) can be used to explore the design trade space of directed energy weapons.

Wire-connected drones are a powerful new tool for improving cellular phone and Internet networks. Fitted with cellular transceivers, tethered drones could quickly be deployed to replace...

NASA and Swift Engineering of San Clemente, CA, completed a flight test of the Swift High-Altitude Long-Endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial system. The 72-foot solar-powered HALE...

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAAD C2) system has been selected by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) as...

BAE Systems received $179 million in total awards from the U.S. Army as part of the Limited Interim Missile Warning System (LIMWS) Quick Reaction Capability (QRC) program. This...

Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp., is helping the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps transition from analog to digital night vision systems with...

A microwave oven-sized CubeSat weighing just 55 pounds will serve as the first spacecraft to test a unique, elliptical lunar orbit as part of NASA’s Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System...

INSIDER: Test & Measurement
New Ways to Test Swarming Drones

The U.S. Army has implemented an outdoor system to test swarming drones that has a capacity of more than 1,500 times the volume of a typical testing facility.

The system tracks motion, creating...

To produce a rechargeable battery that power electric aircraft, scientists have endeavored to replace the graphite anodes currently used in batteries with lithium metal anodes. A new...

Miniature sensors, 3D printing platforms, lightning test systems, and more.
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