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Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control

Powering Better Battlefield Drones

NASA flight-tested a visual navigation system designed to enhance precise aerial positioning between two aircraft in supersonic flight. The Airborne Location Integrating Geospatial...

A new propulsion system could allow for flight speeds of Mach 6 to 17 (more than 4,600 to 13,000 miles per hour). Researchers discovered a way to stabilize the detonation needed for hypersonic...

If radar signals move down from the clouds and into a city’s streets, there are suddenly many objects that can be mistaken for one another. Drones can easily be hidden on radar displays among...

On-Demand Webinars: Aerospace
Accelerating Electrified Aircraft Development with Multi-Physics Simulation

The trend toward more electric aircraft continues to accelerate. Simultaneously, simulation continues to increase to manage the complexity that comes with electric strategies. This 30-minute Webinar examines how simulation with GT-SUITE can shorten development...

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory engineers recently demonstrated Hybrid Tiger, an electric unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with multi-day endurance flight capability. The team integrated...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Army Technique Enhances Robot Battlefield Operations

Army researchers developed a technique that allows robots to remain resilient when faced with intermittent communication losses on the battlefield. The technique, called α-shape,...

The Air Force Golden Horde Vanguard program successfully completed a second flight test of its collaborative weapon technologies using four Collaborative Small Diameter...

INSIDER: Communications
Making UAVs Self-Sufficient

Army researchers developed an approach that allows a rotary wing unmanned air vehicle (UAV) to land on a moving unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) without the aid of GPS and recharge before moving on. Teams of...

With increasing emphasis on aviation sustainability, interest in using batteries to partially or fully power electric propulsion systems on aircraft of all sizes is growing each day. A...

4D radar sensors, edge databases, 3D simulation platforms, and more.
See how suppliers of rugged commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) subsystems are supporting the U.S. Navy's effort to invest in unmanned undersea vehicles.
IRIS was designed to be easily lifted, transported and deployed and redeployed as needed, which is pretty unusual for most radar systems.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Does Your UAV Program Need a Transponder?
UAV designers need to understand the current and anticipated requirements to make an informed decision on incorporating transponders into an aircraft.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
3D Radar
Numerica announced the development of a new U.S.-made, short-range surveillance radar for counter unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS).
Application Briefs: Defense
Satellite Ground Control Interface
Abaco Systems will support the Space Force’s Protected Tactical Satellite (PTS) Communication Program (SATCOM).
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Portable Diver Detection Sonar System
DSIT Solutions Ltd., recently supplied a NATO country with its PointShield Portable Diver Detection Sonar (PDDS) system.
Application Briefs: AR/AI
Low-Impact CUAS System
Citadel Defense has been awarded multiple counter drone delivery contracts from Five Eyes (FVEY) customers.
Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
Sonobuoy Dispensing & Remote Processing System
GA-ASI recently completed development and testing of the world's first self-contained anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability for an unmanned aircraft system.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Counter UAS Defense System
Liteye Systems, Inc., recently announced Liteye SHIELD for multi-mission, multi-domain counter UAS defense systems.
Application Briefs: Defense
Convertible Drones
The "xFold" UAVs can switch between x4 (quad), x6 (hexa), x8 (octo) and x12 (dodeca) configurations in a matter of minutes.
Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
Battle Tank Active Protection Systems
Trophy Active Protection Systems have been delivered to the U.S. Army for installation on Abrams main battle tanks.
Improving network technology through effective systems architecture can ensure better communication between a ground station and multiple UAVs.
Learn about a cyber risk assessment methodology tailored for small UAVs.
See how the US military can decrease risk to air and ground combatants by causing adversaries to expend resources.
Well-calibrated imagery helps to distinguish between small UAVs and birds of similar size and dimensions.
A new study explores the dynamics behavior of the parallel mechanism mounted UAV.

A new technology developed by Los Alamos National Laboratory and Honeywell is providing needed atmospheric environment information to the aerospace industry. The device, called TinMan, has...

On April 19, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. The solar-powered helicopter first became airborne...

Gas turbine engines often are considered the “heart” of airplanes and ships. Purdue University innovators looking for new solutions to reduce emissions and enhance operations of...

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