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Using terrestrial LiDAR scanners coupled with a GPS/inertial navigation system to collect elevation data along the coast can help assess the accuracy of the data.
To support the development of next-generation rotorcraft, precision data acquisition is required.
Docking stations for satellite phones; aircraft wiring; spectrum analyzers; and more.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Damage & Repair Tracker
The UK's fleet of Merlin Mark 2 helicopters has been testing the tlmNexus' Damage & Repair Tracker (DaRT).
Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
Remotely Piloted Aircraft
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems recently flew its SkyGuardian in the skies above Southern California as part of a joint flight demonstration with NASA.
The Warrior Injury Assessment Manikin (WIAMan) Project is in the process of developing anthropomorphic test devices.
See how Modeling and Simulation (M&S) can be used to explore the design trade space of directed energy weapons.

The U.S. Army has implemented an outdoor system to test swarming drones that has a capacity of more than 1,500 times the volume of a typical testing facility.

The system tracks motion, creating...

Miniature sensors, 3D printing platforms, lightning test systems, and more.
Learn about the challenges that arise when you try to reverse-engineer the console configuration for a NATO E-3 AWACS.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Telemetry Processing Systems
Acroamatics Telemetry Systems (Acroamatics), was recently selected by Northrop Grumman to deliver telemetry tech for the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) program.
Understanding how atmospheric effects can impact operational conditions is important to the development of High Energy Laser (HEL) weapon systems.
New tech can improve evaluation of vadose zone source impacts on groundwater, leading to improved remediation decisions.
Evaluating the quality and limitations of speech could serve as a valuable resource.
Develop a methodology that incorporates objective measures of performance and is sensitive to changes in soldier-system equipment.
A newly developed laser apparatus verifies that the pointing accuracy requirement of a weapon’s fire control system is met.

The world’s most advanced missile defense satellite recently and successfully came out of almost two months of harsh simulated space environmental testing. The U.S. Space...

Dropped from above 25,000 feet, the mock B61-12 nuclear gravity bomb was in the air for approximately 55 seconds before hitting and embedding in the lakebed, splashing a 40- to...

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New Products: June 2020 Aerospace & Defense Technology
Industrial metal 3D printers, force testers, machining centers, and more.
Learn about design considerations for manufacturing a battery pack that operates in extreme temperatures, absorbs shock and vibration, and maintains a watertight seal.
A key building block of microwave photonics is optical frequency combs, which provide hundreds of equidistant and mutually coherent laser lines.
Few materials used in manufacturing today are as versatile and desirable in performance applications as carbon fiber.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Does Your Coating Thickness Meet Spec?
Coatings play a critical role in preventing the corrosion or wear of metal substrates. Make sure they meet specifications.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Turbine Rotor Assembly Systems
RPI UK has installed two integrated rotor measurement and assembly platforms (iMAPs) at Atlanta-based Delta Airlines;
RTK/GNSS Receiver

ACEINNA (Andover, MA) announced the availability of the new ACEINNA OpenRTK330L, a low-cost, state-of-the-art, high-performance triple-band RTK/GNSS receiver with...

A raft of companies have emerged to provide counter-UAS technologies, but challenges remain.

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...

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

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