Manufacturing & Materials

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...

Advancing technology associated with explosives, propellants, and pyrotechnics — what the scientific community calls energetic materials — is the goal of a new...

INSIDER: Information Technology
Creating Cross-Domain Kill Webs in Real Time

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...

INSIDER: Test & Measurement
3D Ultrasound Shows Aircraft Defects

A two-in-one technology provides 3D images of structural defects in metallic structures that can develop in aircraft. The system, developed by Tohoku University researchers in Japan in...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
New Products: October 2020 Aerospace & Defense Technology
Network analyzers, FPGAs, mobile surface measurement, and more.
OEMs should consider replacing traditional, silo-based approaches to systems engineering with a model-based strategy.
See the trends today that are helping satcom design engineers meet the data demands of their military and aerospace clients.
Learn how to take on a “follow-the-wire” design approach.
Artificial intelligence can be used for a plethora of defense applications, including command and control of military operations.
Application Briefs: Imaging
Unmanned Ground Vehicles
The Marine Corps will use the FLIR Centaur to assist in disarming improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Laser Wire Additive Manufacturing System
ADDere printing not only a rocket combustion chamber and nozzle, but seamlessly merged them into one full size rocket thrust chamber assembly.
Given the importance of electronics in modern warfare, the ability to rapidly develop a counter to such weapons will be essential to sustaining military operations.

A drag sail, developed at Purdue University, will be onboard a rocket and deploy at the end of the rocket’s mission to accelerate the vehicle’s deorbit. A drag sail passively...

Chemical weapons pose a serious threat to civilian and warfighter lives, but technology from the U.S. Army Small Business Technology Transfer program reduces those risks. Researchers...

INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Heat Conduction Method for More Efficient Aircraft

An engineer at Virginia Tech has developed an aircraft thermal management technology that stands ready for adaptation into other areas. The planar bridging-droplet thermal diodes...

Docking stations for satellite phones; aircraft wiring; spectrum analyzers; and more.
A diamond composite is the ultimate optics and semiconducting super-material.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Army Advances Materials for New Low-Profile Antenna

Army scientists have developed a first-of-its-kind antenna that could change how ground vehicles and airborne systems communicate, transmit, and receive radio frequency communications.

While the flashiest military innovations like new fighter jets attract the most attention, advancements in RF/microwave absorbers are crucial enablers of these larger innovations.
Application Briefs: Software
Rear Fuselage Packer
To date, the rear fuselage packers have been used in the production of over 500 aircraft.
Application Briefs: Defense
Mars Rover Electric Motors
A number of maxon's precision DC and BLDC motors were designed into the Perseverance rover.
Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Solar-Powered Structures
Pvilion, a solar-powered fabric provider, was recently awarded a contract by the United State Air Force (USAF).
Application Briefs: Data Acquisition
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.
Application Briefs: Software
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.
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.
From jet engine components to high-speed airframes, vanadium alloys are deployed in virtually every jet aircraft flying today,

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