June 2016

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is comprised of more than fifty percent carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) due to the material’s light weight and...

Military electronics continue to push the performance envelope in all directions. Each new system design faces the same challenges: the need for more processing power, tighter specs, and...

Articles: Aerospace
Optical Ice Sensors for UAVs

The perverse thing about ice on the tailplane of a general aviation aircraft is that the pilot sits and looks forward, but the tailplane is aft. You can’t see it from the cockpit.

The formation of ice over lifting surfaces can affect aerodynamic performance. In the case of helicopters, this loss in lift and the increase in sectional drag forces will have a dramatic...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Curled RF MEMS Switches For On-Chip Design

Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) switches are active components in most electronic equipment. Radio frequency (RF) MEMS are used in wireless personal communication devices, satellite...

BAE Systems is a global defense and aerospace company, delivering products and services for air, land, and naval forces, as well as electronics, information technology...

Application Briefs: Defense
Upmast Radar Systems
Kelvin Hughes
Enfield, UK
+44 19 9280 5200
www.kelvinhughes.com

Kelvin Hughes recently installed its new SharpEye™ upmast radar system on four new vessels commissioned by the Trinidad and Tobago...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Virtual Environment-Based Training Tools
Charles River Analytics
Cambridge, MA
617-491-3474
www.cra.com

Charles River Analytics Inc., a developer of intelligent systems solutions, has received a follow-on contract from the...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Precision Assembly of Systems on Surfaces (PASS)

Chemiresistors represent a powerful class of chemical sensors that can be readily integrated into any electrical system, can be miniaturized, are readily multiplexed, and take nearly...

Electrospinning is a nanofiber fabrication technique that has grown in popularity due to its potential in numerous biomedical applications. The...

Currently small boat combatant design focuses primarily on speed and maneuverability. It would be advantageous to expand these capabilities to include reduced radar...

The main goal of this work is to obtain a scientific understanding of the possibilities provided by, and the behavioral features of, a novel type high...

Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have developed a new system that will enhance the capabilities of U.S. Army Pathfinders as they conduct aerial operations. In...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers
Engineers Design Novel Multi-Field Invisible Sensor

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has invented a novel camouflage technique that effectively hides thermal and electronic sensors without...

Researchers have demonstrated proof of concept for a novel low-energy nuclear reaction imaging technique designed to detect the presence of “special nuclear...

INSIDER: Green Design & Manufacturing
NASA Tests Technologies to Increase Drone Uses

NASA researchers and drone industry representatives foresee a day when small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are used in wildfire spotting, precision agriculture, wildlife monitoring, and...

Researchers have developed an optimization system that identifies the optimal timing and taxiing sequences for runway use by a given aircraft. It plans detailed taxiing routes,...

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