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Digital technologies applied to military electronics are fueling the rapid transformation of integrated communication systems. By applying common...

To realize the future of autonomous airborne delivery, flight system and Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) specialist Airwayz is testing drone fleets from multiple delivery companies to...

A vector network analyzer (VNA) extension unit can support a wide range of measurements in a compact, individually configurable design.
See how a nanocomposite thermoplastic called HX5 can stop EMI.
Titanium is irreplaceable in many industrial applications. But the metal can still be improved.
A new quantum sensor analyzes the full spectrum of radio-frequency and real-world signals, unleashing new potential for soldier communications, spectrum awareness, and electronic warfare.
Advancements in electric and autonomous vehicles have sparked renewed excitement about the integration of battery power in aviation.
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation software estimates the trajectory of separation between the aircraft and the store. But how reliable is the CFD model in real-life situations?
Application Briefs: Aerospace
Targeting Pod Maintenance
LITENING pods carry out targeting, surveillance, intelligence, search and rescue, and humanitarian relief missions.
Application Briefs: Defense
Laser Cleaner Robot
A robotized system automatically removes primers and other protective coatings from F-35 wing components.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Spectrum Processing Subsystems
The subsystems enable the development and deployment of electronic warfare and signal intelligence.
This research establishes a fundamental understanding of the characteristics of event-based sensors.
Learn about a photonic skin friction and wall pressure sensor.
Low-impact sensors close a gap in the U.S. space weather observation network.
A novel feedback system provides physical therapists with real-time information about quality of head and trunk movement during exercise.
A new way of assembling individual nanostructures will facilitate better design principles for plasmonic photonic devices.

MIT has developed insect-sized drones with unprecedented dexterity and resilience. The aerial robots are powered by a new class of soft actuator that allows them to withstand the...

INSIDER: Propulsion
Making Quieter Drone Propellers

RMIT University aerospace engineers used machine learning to design new drone propellers, then 3D-printed several of the most promising prototypes for experimental acoustic testing. The prototypes...

NASA is set to start high-voltage functional ground testing of the agency’s first all-electric X-plane, the X-57 Maxwell, which will perform flights to help develop certification...

What is SOSA? Learn about its beginnings, its objectives, and if it's here to stay.
On-Demand Webinars: Aerospace
6 Ways to Reduce Aerospace and Defense Program Risk

This presentation describes how a development environment employing a complete digital twin of the platform electrical system reduces program risk. It discusses the importance of employing a mature and fully functional, multi-domain digital thread to enrich the digital twin throughout...

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...

A new type of rocket thruster was developed at the DOE’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) that could take humankind to Mars and beyond. It applies magnetic fields to cause...

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.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Empowering Soldiers Through ISPDS
Integrated Soldier Power and Data Systems help lighten the load for soldiers.
A plethora of new, dynamic threats flood the EW spectrum, pushing threat detection and analysis to keep pace.
To maintain longer-range wireless communication, a new controller deploys robots that form antenna arrays.

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