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Future Advances in Electronic Materials and Processes - Flexible Hybrid Electronics

There are still significant obstacles to the manufacture and use of flexible hybrid electronics in military applications.
Posted in: Briefs, Aerospace, Defense, Electronic Components, Electronics, Electronics & Computers, Power Management, Power Supplies, Materials, Photonics, Semiconductors & ICs, Sensors
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Evaluation of the Effects of Hydrogen Peroxide on Common Aircraft Electrical Materials

A study aims to find a suitable decontaminant that can be used successfully in complex transportation vehicles with no negative impact on sensitive electronic equipment.
Posted in: Briefs, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Aviation, Board-Level Electronics, Electronic Components, Electronics, Electronics & Computers, Composites, Materials, Transportation
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Energy Harvesting for Soft-Matter Machines and Electronics

A new class of soft multifunctional materials could be used to convert mechanical deformation from vibrations and stretching into electrical energy.
Posted in: Briefs, Aerospace, Energy, Energy Harvesting, Imaging, Composites, Materials, Metals, Optical Components, Optics
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Calculating Electrical Requirements for Direct Current Electric Actuators

When designing electro-mechanically actuated systems, there are several electrical design requirements that must be determined.
Posted in: Briefs, Aerospace, Batteries, Electronics, Power Management, Power Supplies, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Harvesting, Energy Storage, Mechanical Components, MEMs, Motion Control, Motors & Drives, Semiconductors & ICs, Sensors
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The Impact of Cyber Cameras on the Intelligence Community

The ability to covertly access and manipulate cyber cameras could provide valuable strategic data for the US intelligence community.
Posted in: Briefs, Aerospace, Connectivity, Data Acquisition, Design, Cameras, Imaging, Data Acquisition, Software
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Heterogeneous Integration Technology

Integrating different types of devices and materials could increase their functional density, improving the performance of electro-optic systems for sensor applications.
Posted in: Briefs, Aerospace, Machinery, MEMs, RF & Microwave Electronics, Semiconductors & ICs, Sensors
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Collins Aerospace to Provide Critical Subsystems for NASA’s Orion Spacecraft

Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., has signed a contract with Lockheed Martin to provide critical subsystems to support production of NASA’s Orion spacecraft fleet for Artemis missions III through VIII. Valued at $320 million, the systems being provided by Collins Aerospace will play an important role in enabling NASA’s goal of boots on the Moon by 2024, as well as establishing a sustained presence on and around the Moon to prepare for missions to Mars.

Posted in: INSIDER, Aerospace Manufacturing and Machining, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Aviation, Defense, Power Management, Power Supplies, Thermal Management, Power
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Dowty Propellers Opens New Headquarters and Production Facility

Dowty Propellers recently opened a new facility in Brockworth, England to provide a modern operation for the company's development, manufacture and support of state-of-the-art propeller systems with all-composite blades.

Posted in: INSIDER, Aerospace Manufacturing and Machining, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Aviation, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Composites, Materials
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Airbus Announces Expansion of Aircraft Manufacturing in the U.S.

Airbus announced that, as part of its plan to produce 63 A320 Family aircraft per month in 2021, the company will expand its industrial footprint in the U.S. by increasing the production rate of A320 family aircraft at its Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile to seven per month by the beginning of next year. This increase, and continued recruiting for the A220 manufacturing team, will result in a further 275 jobs added at the Alabama-based facility over the next year. The company will also invest another $40 million through construction of an additional support hangar on the site, bringing its total investment to more than $1 billion in the Gulf Coast city.

Posted in: INSIDER, Aerospace Manufacturing and Machining, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Aviation, Defense, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Materials
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NASA Technologies Improve Drone Design

Taking to the sky is what NASA does best. The agency is offering drone design improvements that can help create the next wave of advanced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Technologies are available that cut wing weight to keep drones flying longer, components that keep UAV swarms in the air despite a broken drone, shape memory alloys that reconfigure aircraft in flight, and a compact droned that flys for 24 straight hours.

Posted in: INSIDER, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Aviation, Defense, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Materials
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