Aerospace

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Briefs: Materials
Using cellulose crystals as building blocks for the design and development of new low-density functional polymer composites.
Briefs: Aerospace
Develop a comprehensive baseline for identifying, evaluating, and controlling occupational and environmental hazards associated with composite fibers.
Briefs: Energy
The advent of nanoparticle fuels enables new kinds of reactions, and new kinds of applications.
Briefs: Materials
Incorporating zirconia particles into polyurea elastomers to form hybrid composites and designing them into state-of-the-art body armor has the potential to achieve lightweight ballistic efficiency.
INSIDER: Aerospace

An intelligent parachute system deploys itself an emergency to bring the damaged drone safely to the ground. The system can be easily mounted to a drone at any time using a bayonet lock.

INSIDER: Aerospace

Advanced designs that will propel NASA’s first all-electric X-plane, the X-57 Maxwell, to flight recently underwent wind tunnel testing at Langley Research Center.

On-Demand Webinars: Medical

For the first time, the winners of the Create the Future Design Contest will be announced live! Join us for this special one-hour presentation as we honor our 2020 Grand Prize...

INSIDER: Aerospace

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...

INSIDER: Design

DARPA and the U.S. Air Force (USAF) today announced successful completion of captive carry tests of two variants of the Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept...

INSIDER: Aerospace

The Self-Propelled Crane Aircraft Maintenance and Positioning (SCAMP II) is an Army aviation maintenance enabler, the primary mission of which is to remove and replace...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Researchers at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are seeking to patent a novel process for manufacturing a type of material called preceramic polymer-grafted nanoparticles,...

INSIDER: Aerospace

In aerospace research, flutter generally refers to undesired and self-sustained vibrations in turbine blades that can readily grow out of control, destroying them along with the engine and even the...

INSIDER: Test & Measurement

Researcher developed a new method for testing metals at a microscopic scale that allows them to rapidly inflict repetitive loads on materials while recording how ensuing damage...

INSIDER: 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...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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...

Articles: Data Acquisition
Securing data shared and stored on the battlefield will require hardware with built-in cybersecurity features
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Radar receiver sensitivity is critical for electronic warfare (EW) applications.
Articles: Software
OEMs should consider replacing traditional, silo-based approaches to systems engineering with a model-based strategy.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
See the trends today that are helping satcom design engineers meet the data demands of their military and aerospace clients.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Learn how to take on a “follow-the-wire” design approach.
Articles: Energy
Artificial intelligence can be used for a plethora of defense applications, including command and control of military operations.
Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
The plan is to deploy the Protector aircraft in a variety of wide-ranging Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) operations.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
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.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
Understanding how delays in resource decision making and tactical supply chains relate to operational reach will give commanders the ability to maximize resources.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
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.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
To support the development of next-generation rotorcraft, precision data acquisition is required.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Learn about a technology designed to safely locate, identify and recovering buried munitions.
INSIDER: Motion Control

Future spacecraft bound for the Moon or beyond will benefit from high-powered computer simulations underway at the University of Michigan that will provide a framework NASA can use to better...

INSIDER: Propulsion

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...

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