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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Newly developed computational approaches aid in the design of composites that exhibit remarkable abilities to both sense external cues and adapt to these cues in controllable, "programmable" ways.
Briefs: Materials
Using cellulose crystals as building blocks for the design and development of new low-density functional polymer composites.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Develop a comprehensive baseline for identifying, evaluating, and controlling occupational and environmental hazards associated with composite fibers.
Briefs: Aerospace
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: Propulsion

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: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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: Software

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: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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: Aerospace

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: Aerospace

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: Aerospace

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: Test & Measurement

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: Aerospace
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: Photonics/Optics
See the trends today that are helping satcom design engineers meet the data demands of their military and aerospace clients.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn how to take on a “follow-the-wire” design approach.
Articles: Unmanned Systems
Artificial intelligence can be used for a plethora of defense applications, including command and control of military operations.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The plan is to deploy the Protector aircraft in a variety of wide-ranging Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) operations.
Briefs: Materials
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: RF & Microwave Electronics
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: Test & Measurement
To support the development of next-generation rotorcraft, precision data acquisition is required.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Learn about a technology designed to safely locate, identify and recovering buried munitions.
INSIDER: Aerospace

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...

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