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On-Demand Webinars: Materials
Designing with Silicone for Space

Designing a satellite and working in the extremes of space have their challenges, but finding the right material shouldn’t be one. In this 30-minute Webinar, an expert in space-grade silicones explores the capabilities of these materials and examines how their low outgassing proprieties can enable...

What is SOSA? Learn about its beginnings, its objectives, and if it's here to stay.

Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) integrated an accurate and efficient model of nuclear fission into a new software suite to give users a powerful and...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Innovation Shaping the Future Battlespace

Through collaboration with industry, academia and other government organizations, the Michigan National Guard helps facilitate the development and integration of innovative technologies that fill...

The U.S. Air Force has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation as one of multiple companies competing for task orders under the five-year Software Development Security...

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.
Is RF engineering a form of black magic? Learn about the challenges in developing a low noise amplifier (LNA) for the aerospace market.
There is a new way to design penetrators and projectiles: Composites.
To maintain longer-range wireless communication, a new controller deploys robots that form antenna arrays.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Counter-Drone Technology
The U.S. Government and Department of Defense will use Citadel's Titan systems to defeat drones.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Counter-UAS Technology
SRC recently demonstrated its Silent Archer® counter-unmanned aircraft system at Eglin Air Force Base.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Light Tactical Vehicle
The MRZR Alpha is the newest light tactical vehicle from the military provider Polaris Government and Defense.
Application Briefs: Defense
Weapon Fire Control System
Smart Shooter increases the accuracy and lethality of small arms.
Multifunctional magnetoelectric materials with high exchange represent a missing “holy grail” of materials physics.
One particular semiconductor, gallium arsenide (GaAs), has received considerable attention due to its potential electronic applications.

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,...

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...

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...

Optical adhesives, radar test equipment, welding positioners, and more.
Position sensors, surveillance systems, microwave tuners, and more.
Brazing isn't efficient, says an industry expert, and it's time for a change.
Learn about the most common bond systems for CBN wheels: resin, vitrified, and electroplated matrixes.

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