April 2020

Aircraft simulation systems, server boards, rugged computers, and more.
NASA is adding a new antenna for communicating with the agency’s farthest-flung robotic spacecraft.
A regenerative, high-temperature heat exchanger doubles the efficiency of low-power turbines.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
How to Install Coiled Spring Pins
See why coiled spring pins are being used extensively throughout the aerospace industry.
The sky’s the limit for utilizing the higher ends of the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum.
Learn how to protect critical conductors, dielectric, and optical fibers from deforming, cracking, or unraveling
Creep is an especially important consideration for engineers designing jet engine turbines.
UVision Air Ltd. recently unveiled its new modular weapon system: the Hero-120SF configuration.
Trophy Active Protection Systems will ultimately outfit four brigades of tanks.
Learn about the communications system being installed on the first three units of the Royal Navy's planned class of eight Type 26 frigates.
AeroVironment, Inc. recently announced the launch of Puma LE.
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, recently introduced RAIDER XTM, its concept for an agile, lethal and survivable compound coaxial helicopter.
Developing an improved model capable of generating realistic synthetic data that represents a wide range of systems can lead to new algorithms and data exploitation techniques.
The response of correlated oxides to strong electric fields and their dynamics is investigated using electrical transport measurements and electronic structure studies.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Deformation Sensing in Soft Bio-Surrogate Materials
Accurate measurement of deformations occurring within or on soft materials will advance the next class of soft robotics and wearable biomedical sensors.
Understanding the mechanics of insect flight could help improve the agility, autonomy, robustness and integrated sensing and processing of unmanned aerial vehicles.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Real Time Physiological Status Monitoring
New wearables will provide soldiers and small unit leaders with actionable information needed to ensure individual and squad performance readiness.

Sandia National Laboratories robotics experts are working on a way to intercept enemy unmanned aircraft systems mid-flight. The government and defense industry have been exploring ways...

A flight test of the joint Army-Navy hypersonic glide vehicle across the Pacific was a success thanks to a dedicated team who managed complexity and change, officials said. A joint team of...

Rheinmetall has signed a contract with Switzerland’s Federal Office for Defence Procurement (Armasuisse) to supply VarioRay LLM laser light modules to the Swiss Army. Under the...

The Air Force Gunsmith Shop – part of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Armament Directorate – recently completed delivery of a new rifle for aircrew in most ejection...

Knowing the air density outside a spacecraft vehicle can have a substantial effect on its angle of descent and ability to hit a specific landing spot. A new onboard algorithm...

You know how you leave space in a water bottle before you pop it in the freezer—to accommodate the fact that water expands as it freezes? Most metal parts in airplanes face the...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Airbus Reveals Blended Wing Aircraft Demonstrator

Airbus has revealed MAVERIC (Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls), its “blended wing body” scale model technological demonstrator. At 2...

As NASA looks to the future of flight, the agency is investing in technologies aimed at changing the aviation industry as we know it. These developments vary from basic...

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Machine Vision for Industrial Inspection

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Protecting Power Electronics from EM and RF Interference

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Vehicle Electrification

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The Evolution of SOSA

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Next-Gen Vehicle Architectures and the Role of HPCs

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Testing Home Healthcare Medical Devices

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