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In 2018, passengers onboard a flight to Australia experienced a 10-second nosedive when a vortex trailing their plane crossed into the wake of another flight. The collision of these vortices...

As any performer knows, it's important to rehearse, rehearse, and – when you think you're ready – rehearse some more. Similarly, before air taxis, cargo transport, and package-delivery...

Modeling software, Fiber-optic adhesive, warfighter cameras, and more.
Application Briefs: Imaging
Weapon Fire Control System
Smart Shooter increases the accuracy and lethality of small arms.
Advanced computational engineering software and additive manufacturing are now delivering solutions that offer innovation and efficiency together.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
Reverse Engineering Technology
A company was retrofitting older avionics and needed a CAD model of the panel to see how it would fit.

Autonomous aircraft systems have the potential to save lives, and NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s Resilient Autonomy project is at the forefront of development. These advanced software...

For pilots, fatigue can lead to small mistakes with significant consequences. A NASA app shows what’s going on in the body when fatigue prevents you from working safely – and which telltale signs...

Two DARPA-developed technologies – a novel decision aid for mission commanders and a rapid software integration tool – played a critical role in the recent Air Force demonstration of the...

Network analyzers, FPGAs, mobile surface measurement, and more.
OEMs should consider replacing traditional, silo-based approaches to systems engineering with a model-based strategy.
Docking stations for satellite phones; aircraft wiring; spectrum analyzers; and more.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Rear Fuselage Packer
To date, the rear fuselage packers have been used in the production of over 500 aircraft.
Application Briefs: Imaging
CAM Software
HyperMILL ® CAM software and 5-axis machining is being used to make parts for an advanced NASA satellite mission.
See how Modeling and Simulation (M&S) can be used to explore the design trade space of directed energy weapons.
The day of the first deployable UCAV armed with a high-energy laser weapon is not far away.
Learn about the challenges that arise when you try to reverse-engineer the console configuration for a NATO E-3 AWACS.
Learn about microvanes, one of the only types of 3D-printed parts that are FAA-approved for use on the exterior of an aircraft.
Previous methods of target geometry can be replaced by more accurate computer scanning technology.

As fuel is burned in aircraft engines, temperatures reach extremely high levels, necessitating the use of thermal management strategies, such as effusion or film cooling, to...

Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) to Enable Civilian Low Altitude Goods and Service Delivery by UAS technology was awarded 2020 NASA Government Invention...

In January, the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) — part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group — left San Diego for a scheduled...

Whether performing transport, logistics, strike or reconnaissance duties, helicopters and tilt-rotor aircraft greatly multiply the effectiveness of ground forces. They are a combat...

Industrial metal 3D printers, force testers, machining centers, and more.
Learn how digital twins improve the use and performance of robotic systems.
Application Briefs: Software
Turbine Rotor Assembly Systems
RPI UK has installed two integrated rotor measurement and assembly platforms (iMAPs) at Atlanta-based Delta Airlines;
Investigating algorithmic approaches to create scalable, robust, multi-scale, and effective urban surveillance and crowd control strategies using UAVs and UGVs.
Using the relationship of system architecture products and model-based systems engineering analysis, a UAV-UGV team can collaboratively conduct the structured, rudimentary tasks necessary to find a person in distress.
This research explores the development of a UGV capable of operating autonomously in a densely cluttered environment such as the tropical jungles or plantation estates commonly found in Asia.

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