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Soon, the U.S. Army will be able to deploy autonomous air vehicles that can change shape during flight. A new tool was developed that can rapidly optimize the structural configuration for unmanned...

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter will travel with the Perseverance rover through 314 million miles to get to Mars. Once there, the Mars Helicopter Delivery System will set it free from the...

Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) to Enable Civilian Low Altitude Goods and Service Delivery by UAS technology was awarded 2020 NASA Government Invention...

“Today a new era in human spaceflight begins as we once again launched American astronauts on American rockets from American soil on their way to the International Space Station,...

Soldier armor, such as bulletproof vests and helmets, depends upon high-performance ballistic fibers for its strength and effectiveness. Army researchers are...

Whether performing transport, logistics, strike or reconnaissance duties, helicopters and tilt-rotor aircraft greatly multiply the effectiveness of ground forces. They are a combat...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Drones Detect Butterfly Landmines

Using advanced machine learning, drones can be used to detect dangerous “butterfly” landmines in remote regions of post-conflict countries.

White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The Ultimate Shaft-To-Hub Connection

Kinematically ground polygonal shapes have been used as drive connections for more than 45 years. What is now referred to as Polygon Systems was developed by Fortunawerke, Stuttgart, West Germany, who...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Products: June 2020 Aerospace & Defense Technology
Industrial metal 3D printers, force testers, machining centers, and more.
Learn about design considerations for manufacturing a battery pack that operates in extreme temperatures, absorbs shock and vibration, and maintains a watertight seal.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Practical 3D Printing of Antennas and RF Electronics
New multi-material 3D printers that can print both metal and dielectric materials enable the additive manufacturing of antennas and RF components.
Learn how digital twins improve the use and performance of robotic systems.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
High-Energy Laser Weapon Systems
The next few years will help determine whether high-energy lasers become a staple of the battlefield.
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) powder-based systems aren't the only ways to print metals.
Coatings play a critical role in preventing the corrosion or wear of metal substrates. Make sure they meet specifications.
Application Briefs: Software
Turbine Rotor Assembly Systems
RPI UK has installed two integrated rotor measurement and assembly platforms (iMAPs) at Atlanta-based Delta Airlines;
Application Briefs: Aerospace
Tiltrotor Aircraft: The CMV-22B Osprey
The CMV-22B is the latest variant of the tiltrotor fleet, joining the MV-22 and CV-22 used by the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
High-Speed Data Cables for Fighter Aircraft
Harbour Industries will manufacture low-loss coax and high-speed data cables used on Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II 5th generation fighter aircraft.
Characterizing uncertainty in estimating the state of a resident space object is one of the fundamentals of many space surveillance tasks.
Investigating algorithmic approaches to create scalable, robust, multi-scale, and effective urban surveillance and crowd control strategies using UAVs and UGVs.
Research demonstrates that a surveillance mission is still achievable by unmanned vehicles while performing autonomous soaring.
White Papers: Photonics/Optics
Fiber Optic Rotary Joints Add a Spin to Sensing, Mobile, and Robotic Fiber Systems

To the passing optical signals, fiberoptic rotary joints (FORJs) are nothing more than fiber connectors, which provide connection between one or multiple...

Researchers demonstrated a prototype device that uses microwave air plasmas for jet propulsion instead of fossil fuel. The plasma jet was created by compressing air into high pressures and using a...

INSIDER: Aerospace
Drones for Disaster Response

Natural disasters, like wildfires and hurricanes, can lead to many lives lost and billions of dollars in costs across the U.S. each year. To help reduce that impact, drones have great potential to assist...

Testers from the Holloman High Speed Test Track, in conjunction with members of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office, Lockheed Martin, Martin Baker, and BAE Systems, successfully...

Commercial-led advancements in electric vehicle technology have pushed the Army Futures and Concepts Center to take a hard look at the capability and find ways to integrate it...

Researchers have used artificial intelligence to detect Vietnam War-era bomb craters in Cambodia from satellite images – with the hope that it can help find unexploded bombs....

INSIDER: Aerospace
First Restartable Rocket Motor

Los Alamos researchers developed the first-ever restartable motor for solid rockets. They demonstrated restarting the motor at least six times in succession. All other solid rocket motors in use are a...

RTK/GNSS Receiver

ACEINNA (Andover, MA) announced the availability of the new ACEINNA OpenRTK330L, a low-cost, state-of-the-art, high-performance triple-band RTK/GNSS receiver with...

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