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Articles: Aerospace

Launching a satellite into space requires painstaking preparation, not only to make sure that a multitude of technologies are functioning, but also to ensure that critical components...

Application Briefs: Defense
Edgewood Chemical Biological Center
Aberdeen, MD
410-436-7118
www.ecbc.army.mil

The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) has partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of...

Application Briefs: Defense
Environmental Tectonics Corporation (ETC)
Southampton, PA
215-355-9100
www.etcusa.com

Aircrew Training Systems (ATS), a division of Environmental Tectonics Corporation, has been...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
MBDA Arlington, VA
703-387-7136
www.mbda-systems.com

MBDA recently demonstrated its Dual Mode Brimstone (DMB) missile on an MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), scoring nine direct...

Technology Update: Test & Measurement

The use of composite materials for construction of aerospace components began in the early 1980s and is now the material of choice for commercial and military airframe...

Technology Update: Aerospace

Greater fuel efficiency and low emission requirements have grown into such an urgent imperative in aircraft design that it often overshadows an equally significant factor in air...

INSIDER: Aerospace

Specialists from the Institute of Technology and Higher Studies (ITESO) are conducting a program for the design and manufacture of Mexican unmanned aircraft, rockets, and weather...

INSIDER: Aerospace

Researchers with Singapore's A*STAR Aerospace Programme are working on over 50 multidisciplinary projects to pioneer manufacturing techniques, safety inspection devices, and analytical...

INSIDER: Aerospace

For the second time in as many years, NASA researchers are using a DC-8 and other aircraft to study the effects on emissions and contrail formation of burning alternative fuels in jet engines. The...

Articles: Aerospace

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) deliver sophisticated capabilities with tremendous cost advantage over traditional methods. While this technology has evolved from military...

Articles: Defense

Engineers increasingly rely on simulation to augment and, in some cases, replace costly and time consuming experimental work. However, current simulation capabilities are...

Articles: Unmanned Systems

Autonomous Undersea Vehicles (AUVs), also commonly referred to as Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUVs), have a history dating back to 1957 with the Special Purpose Underwater Research...

Articles: Aerospace
The lessons of yesterday and today are driving tomorrow’s robotic programs.

A revolution in Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) is taking place today that focuses on formalizing the permanent integration of...

Articles: Defense
Materials and Processes Enable New Possibilities for Unmanned Systems Command & Control

Unmanned vehicles are finding increasing usage in military engagements, not only for aerial applications but also...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Micro-Epsilon
Raleigh, NC
919-787-9707
www.micro-epsilon.com

Defective solar cells can destroy an entire module. Therefore, conducting regular inspections using thermography is a...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Northrop Grumman
Falls Church, VA
703-280-2900
www.northropgrumman.com

The Northrop Grumman Corporation-built unmanned demonstrator aircraft used for maritime...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Raytheon
Fullerton, CA
714-446-2315
www.raytheon.com Solid Concepts Inc.
Valencia, CA
661-295-4400
www.solidconcepts.com

Raytheon is addressing the...

Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
RE2
Pittsburgh, PA
412-681-6382
www.resquared.com

RE2, Inc. recently announced that the company has been awarded additional funding by the Department of Defense to commercialize its high speed...

Briefs: Defense

The military seeks to enable agile and adaptive mission management and control for a team comprised of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unattended ground sensors (UGS),...

Briefs: Aerospace

The phenomenon of flapping wing flight in nature has been studied for centuries. Recently, flapping flight for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) applications has become of interest....

Briefs: Defense

One critical aspect in developing a quantitative model of unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV) operator and system performance has been to adopt a task-centric approach to...

Briefs: Defense

Integrated simulation capabilities that are high-fidelity, fast, and have scalable architecture are essential to support autonomous vehicle design and performance...

INSIDER: Aerospace

NASA engineers used an F/A-18 aircraft to simulate a rocket in its early flight phase to test adaptive software for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS), the largest, most powerful...

INSIDER: Aerospace

RMIT University researchers in Melbourne, Australia, are developing bio-inspired unmanned aircraft capable of soaring like birds, boosting energy efficiency and...

INSIDER: Aerospace

Researchers at University West in Sweden are using nanoparticles in the heat-insulating surface layer that protects aircraft engines from heat. In tests, this increased the...

INSIDER: Aerospace

When a missile is launched against an enemy target, it would be nice to have a lot of good information about that target. But when "decision makers push the fire button, they may have...

News: Aerospace
Predicting cavitation in fuel pumps

Liquid ring pumps are used in aircraft fuel systems in conjunction with main impeller pumps and serve the function of removing fuel vapor and air from the fuel. Thus, their reliable...

Products: Aerospace

ADLINK Technology (San Jose, CA) has released its PXI Express dynamic signal acquisition module, the PXIe- 9529, featuring up to eight 24-bit analog input channels simultaneously sampling at 192 kS/s and a 108 dB...

Products: Defense

Elma Electronic (Fremont, CA) offers a dual-drive VPX storage module that provides more than 2 terabytes (TB) of storage, but requires only one system slot. The 533x family comes with either solid state SLC, MLC, or...

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