Future lunar landers might come equipped with 3D printed rocket engine parts that help bring down overall manufacturing costs and reduce production time. NASA is investing in...

Project MEDAL: Machine Learning for Additive Manufacturing Experimental Design is being led by Intellegens, a University of Cambridge spin-out specializing in artificial...

Northrop Grumman's Huntsville Manufacturing Center has taken delivery of six shelters that will be outfitted as Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command...

White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Unique Method for Orifice Production

To produce accurate, repeatable orifices, all the variables that might influence the Cd Value (Coefficient of Discharge) must be controlled during production. This includes the orifice hole length, edges,...

A CubeSat is exploring the feasibility of a new propulsion method that could enable very small satellites to move around Earth’s orbit without carrying fuel. This could pave the way for...

For drones with four propellers – also known as quadcopters – the failure of one motor is a big problem. When one rotor fails, the drone begins to spin on itself like a ballerina. This...

As air travel has increased, the challenge of keeping track of all the moving parts of an airport has only grown. A digital wireless airport communications system developed in part...

White Papers: Data Acquisition
High-Speed Switched Serial Fabrics Improve System Design

Well into its third decade of widespread deployment, VME adopted the new VXS gigabit serial interface, clearly representing the most significant leap in backplane data transfer rates...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
High-Speed Real Time Recording Systems

In today’s world of high-speed A/D converters operating in the gigahertz range, real-time signal recording has become a challenging task that requires specialized hardware and intelligent application...

Washington State University researchers used the ancient Japanese art of paper folding to possibly solve a key challenge for outer space travel – how to store and move fuel to rocket engines.

INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Hinge Design Helps Quadrotors Climb

Army researchers invented a hinge that improves how quickly a quadrotor the size of a king-sized mattress can ascend from the ground to the rooftop of a two-story building, particularly with large...

Army and academic researchers developed a novel design to automatically adjust aircraft engine rotor blade positions mid-flight, a tactic that could improve turbine engine performance.

In order for future lunar exploration missions to be successful and land more precisely, engineers must equip spacecraft with technologies that allow them to “see” where they...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have used multi-material 3D printing to create tailored gradient refractive index glass optics that could make for better...

A new machine learning approach could improve radar performance in congested environments. Researchers from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, now known as...

The National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University announced a new $13.5 million award from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics
A Prototype Fuel Gauge for Orbit

Liquids aren’t as well behaved in space as they are on Earth. Inside a spacecraft, microgravity allows liquids to freely slosh and float about. The National Institute of Standards and Technology...

NASA’s work in Electrified Aircraft Propulsion (EAP) is focused on the use of electric motors and generators to help power a plane’s flight. Key to any electric power system are...

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Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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Learn about the most common bond systems for CBN wheels: resin, vitrified, and electroplated matrixes.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Air Force Technology Tracks “Sporadic E”
A phenomenon called “Sporadic E” naturally occurs in the upper atmosphere and disrupts radio waves.
The manufacturing of complex composite aerospace components is a labor-intensive process, especially the application of the vacuum bag layers needed for consolidation and cure.
Channelization has made it possible to use one radio receiver to listen to many different radio stations simultaneously.
Learn how to provide accurate power sources with adjustable voltages and frequencies during the test cycle.
For SOSA/HOST systems, there are chassis platforms for development that provide relatively cost-effective, versatile, and powerful solutions.
Advanced computational engineering software and additive manufacturing are now delivering solutions that offer innovation and efficiency together.

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