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INSIDER: Green Design & Manufacturing

Washington State University researchers have found a way to make jet fuel from a common black fungus found in decaying leaves, soil, and rotting fruit. They used Aspergillus...

INSIDER: Aerospace

Two NASA experiments designed to help reduce fuel consumption and emissions will fly this spring on a specially outfitted Boeing 757 airplane called the ecoDemonstrator. One includes 31 small devices that...

INSIDER: Software

New research could lead to more efficient takeoffs on airport runways and improve safety. A mathematical tool was developed to calculate the flow of turbulent air produced by a plane’s wing...

Articles: Defense

More powerful. Lighter. Cooler. These are the key criteria for the design of Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) in next-generation Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) platforms, which continue to grow...

Articles: Defense

Thermal management of unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) is more complex than other electronic equipment because they have to operate in harsh environments such as humid tropical rainforests or...

Articles: Defense

The boundary between the sea and sky is an important place to be. It’s the critical connecting layer for commercial and military information exchange...

Articles: Unmanned Systems

While many think of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or space probes and planet rovers when they think of unmanned systems, the field of robotics covers every environment known to man: sea, ground, air, and...

Briefs: Aerospace

The goal of this work was to investigate using harvested energy to directly control the vibration response of flexible aerospace systems. Small,...

Briefs: Software

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) rely on an external motion-capture apparatus that gives the vehicles almost perfect state information at high rates. Major challenges in...

INSIDER: Defense

Researchers in the United Kingdom have found a way to redesign an artificial connection between an artery and vein, known as an Arterio-Venous Fistulae (AVF), that surgeons form in the arms of...

INSIDER: Aerospace

Researchers from the University of Lincoln, UK, have completed a three-year study of stratospheric passenger airships designed to provide a future sustainable air transport network. The Multibody Advanced...

INSIDER: Aerospace

A fixed-wing unmanned aircraft was used to inspect an energy pipeline route with a piloted chase plane following behind to ensure safety beyond the ground observers' sight line. The flight was a step...

Articles: Aerospace

Military electronic warfare (EW) systems including navigation, radar guidance, terrain mapping and others, require lightweight compact components, with radio frequency (RF) output power levels to several...

Articles: Defense

Small Form Factor (SFF) embedded systems have been gaining popularity due to their small size, weight, and power (SWaP) advantages. The SFF architectures are typically purpose-built, providing...

Articles: Defense

The global aerospace sector has always represented the cutting edge of practical technology advancement. When the first military jet engines emerged in the post-war 1940s it was clear that commercial...

Articles: Defense

The ground vehicle and aerospace industries use carbonfiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) because it is more durable and lighter than other materials. CFRP is used in components such...

Articles: Aerospace

Not too many years ago, network security was a relatively low level priority in most organizations. That has changed today due to such high level failures as the recent breaches at Sony and Target. Closer to home,...

Articles: Aerospace

Meeting the performance needs of the next generation of radar systems that will be deployed by the military is spurring the development of more efficient and sensitive...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

When U.S pilots encounter enemy air defenses, onboard electronic warfare (EW) systems protect them by interfering with incoming radar signals — a technique...

Application Briefs: Defense
L-3 WESCAM
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
905-633-4000
www.wescam.com

The MX™-15D designating turret from L-3 WESCAM was successfully used during a weapons demonstration on the Bell Boeing V-22...

Application Briefs: Defense
Rapiscan Systems
Torrance, CA
310-978-1457
www.rapiscansystems.com

Rapiscan Systems recently announced the addition of CounterBomber, a radar-based threat-detection technology, to its...

Technology Update: Aerospace

Since it first became an active cold-weather testing facility in 1947, the 96th Test Wing's McKinley Climatic Laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base, FL, there have been a wide variety of...

Technology Update: Defense

EOS and MTU Aero Engines have partnered to develop quality-assurance measures for metal engine components using additive manufacturing (AM), signing a framework...

INSIDER: Aerospace

Researchers have developed and demonstrated an autonomous capability that would allow a drone to verbally interact with air traffic controllers. The development is a critical step...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

A prototype quantum radar has the potential to detect objects that are invisible to conventional systems. The new breed of radar is a hybrid system that uses quantum correlation between microwave...

INSIDER: Medical

A system for using sound waves to spot potentially dangerous cracks in pipes, aircraft engines, and nuclear power plants has been developed by a University of Strathclyde researcher. A study...

INSIDER: Propulsion

A breakthrough propulsion technology to provide greener air transport could be developed after the underlying engineering was declared a success. Six universities and two research...

INSIDER: Aerospace

NASA is working with CUBRC Inc. of Buffalo, NY to design, build, and test 2% scale models of the Space Launch System (SLS) propulsion system. Models include two five-segment solid rocket...

INSIDER: Aerospace

Researchers are investigating how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used commercially in agriculture. Their size, cost and capabilities make UAVs useful for a wide range of jobs....

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