Aviation testers have been busy testing the latest Army aviation missile, known as the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM). The complex JAGM test was a collaborative team effort...

Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) and the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering have developed a new...

For scientists and engineers at the Air Force Research Laboratory, the prospect of using origami to create complex, multi-functional materials from a two-dimensional substrate is a highly attractive...

Acoustic methods have been used for detecting blockages in pipes for many years. Researchers set out to discover if similar methods could be used for real aircraft Pitot tubes,...

Researchers at MIT have developed a process, called gel electrospinning, that can produce ultrafine fibers - whose diameter is measured in nanometers, or billionths of a meter - that are...

News: Defense
Printing on Patrol

What if our military could dramatically reduce the amount of materials and equipment held on the front lines by printing only what they need? Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National...

Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and The University of Texas at Austin have developed new techniques for robots or computer programs to learn how to perform tasks by interacting...

To improve a flying vehicle, sometimes you have to turn to a reliable model that has been operating for hundreds of millions of years.

Briefs: Materials
Natural DNA-Based Nonvolatile Resistive Switching Memory

Motivated by the demand for an even larger storage capacity in the information era, research efforts have been devoted to the development of more efficient and cost-effective memory elements.

Content addressable memory (CAM) is one of the most promising hardware solutions for high-speed data searching and...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Loop Thermosyphons

Two-phase cooling has been utilized in the electronics cooling industry for many decades, with possibly the most well-known adaptation being the heat pipe. Heat pipes are capillary-driven, two-phase devices that rely on...

Rugged Servers with Skylake Architecture

Themis Computer® (Fremont, CA) announced the launch of its next generation XR6 Rugged Enterprise Servers (RES)...

The Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) Weapons Development and Integration (WDI) Directorate has a program known as PRIntable Materials with...

The development of transition metal-based molecules and materials that can be switched between low-spin and high-spin...

Articles: Test & Measurement
CompactPCI Serial Space

There are a few open specifications in the embedded industry that have been used in the extreme environments of space over the years. These include VME, CompactPCI, OpenVPX, and MicroTCA. But, prime contractors such...

NASA’s Small Spacecraft Technology Program is on the countdown clock to advance communications and proximity maneuvering capabilities for CubeSats with the Integrated Solar Array and...

Resistive Random Access Memory (RRAM) devices have drawn much interest in the last decade,...

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Plain Bearings for Aerospace Applications

Plain bearings are used across a wide range of aerospace applications to help achieve better fuel efficiency, extend maintenance intervals, and lower carbon emissions. These applications include...

Application Briefs: Motion Control
Turret Aiming and Stabilization System
Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions Division
Ashburn, VA
+1-703-779-7800
www.curtisswrightds.com

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division recently completed significant enhancements...

We are at an inflection point in the evolution of warfare. While technology is rapidly increasing pace, it is also creating an expansion into multiple, parallel domains, and giving enemy forces more...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Unmanned Aircraft Training Materials
Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim)
Orlando, FL
+1 407-608-7000
https://bisimulations.com

The U.S. Air Force Academy has selected VBS3 and VBS Fires FST products from Bohemia...

Application Briefs: Automotive
Light Reconnaissance Vehicle
Supacat
Honiton, Devon, UK
01 404 891 777
www.supacat.com

Supacat, a UK designer and manufacturer of special forces vehicles, recently unveiled the latest variation of its Light Reconnaissance...

Application Briefs: Defense
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
AeroVironment, Inc.
Monrovia, CA
626-357-9983
www.avinc.com

AeroVironment, Inc. a manufacturer of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both military and commercial applications, received a contract...

The algorithm DroNet allows drones to fly completely by themselves through the streets of a city and in indoor environments. It produces two outputs for each single input image:...

NASA has successfully applied a new technology in flight that allows aircraft to fold their wings to different angles while in the air. Part of the Spanwise Adaptive Wing (SAW) project, the...

Solder isn’t the first thing that comes to mind as essential to a nuclear weapon. But since weapons contain hundreds of thousands of solder joints, each potentially a...

Sometimes calculations don’t match reality. That’s the problem that has faced materials scientists for years when trying to determine the strength of alloys. There has been a disconnect...

Boeing has long used computational tools as part of its aircraft design process, but now engineers at the world’s largest aerospace company are increasingly...

A research team designed the main wings of the Nsphere aerial vehicle to be controlled separately and independently. The drone with independently controlled wings can take off and...

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