Aerospace

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Articles: Energy
From jet engine components to high-speed airframes, vanadium alloys are deployed in virtually every jet aircraft flying today,
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
A new radar prototype utilizes quantum entanglement as a method of object detection.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
More and more companies are designing rockets, satellites, and reusable space vehicles that require thruster valves to position, maintain, or change vehicle orbit in space.
Articles: Software
Learn about microvanes, one of the only types of 3D-printed parts that are FAA-approved for use on the exterior of an aircraft.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
The Switchblade missile system is back-packable and rapidly deployable from ground platforms.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Understanding how atmospheric effects can impact operational conditions is important to the development of High Energy Laser (HEL) weapon systems.
Briefs: Software
Previous methods of target geometry can be replaced by more accurate computer scanning technology.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
New tech can improve evaluation of vadose zone source impacts on groundwater, leading to improved remediation decisions.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Evaluating the quality and limitations of speech could serve as a valuable resource.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Develop a methodology that incorporates objective measures of performance and is sensitive to changes in soldier-system equipment.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A newly developed laser apparatus verifies that the pointing accuracy requirement of a weapon’s fire control system is met.
INSIDER: Aerospace

The world’s most advanced missile defense satellite recently and successfully came out of almost two months of harsh simulated space environmental testing. The U.S. Space...

INSIDER: Aerospace

Bell Textron Inc. has announced agreements with nine premier aerospace industry leaders to form Team Invictus. The companies are producing the Bell 360 Invictus prototype...

INSIDER: Software

As fuel is burned in aircraft engines, temperatures reach extremely high levels, necessitating the use of thermal management strategies, such as effusion or film cooling, to...

INSIDER: Aerospace

Airbus has concluded tests of its Autonomous Taxi, Take-Off and Landing (ATTOL) project, achieving autonomous taxiing, takeoff, and landing of a commercial aircraft.

The ATTOL project...

INSIDER: Aerospace

For the first time in the agency’s history, NASA has initiated a new effort to enable NASA personnel to fly on future commercial suborbital spaceflights.

Commercial suborbital...

INSIDER: Aerospace

Pilots have long used acrobatic maneuvers to test the limits of their airplanes – the same goes for flying drones. Researchers have developed a quadrotor helicopter that can learn to fly...

INSIDER: Test & Measurement

Dropped from above 25,000 feet, the mock B61-12 nuclear gravity bomb was in the air for approximately 55 seconds before hitting and embedding in the lakebed, splashing a 40- to...

INSIDER: Aerospace

Soon, the U.S. Army will be able to deploy autonomous air vehicles that can change shape during flight. A new tool was developed that can rapidly optimize the structural configuration for unmanned...

INSIDER: Aerospace

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter will travel with the Perseverance rover through 314 million miles to get to Mars. Once there, the Mars Helicopter Delivery System will set it free from the...

INSIDER: Aerospace

Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) to Enable Civilian Low Altitude Goods and Service Delivery by UAS technology was awarded 2020 NASA Government Invention...

INSIDER: Aerospace

“Today a new era in human spaceflight begins as we once again launched American astronauts on American rockets from American soil on their way to the International Space Station,...

INSIDER: Propulsion

Whether performing transport, logistics, strike or reconnaissance duties, helicopters and tilt-rotor aircraft greatly multiply the effectiveness of ground forces. They are a combat...

INSIDER: Unmanned Systems

The Boeing-built X-37B autonomous spaceplane launched on top of a uniquely configured United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The X-37B’s sixth mission is the first to use a service...

INSIDER: Unmanned Systems

Using advanced machine learning, drones can be used to detect dangerous “butterfly” landmines in remote regions of post-conflict countries.

Articles: Energy
Learn about design considerations for manufacturing a battery pack that operates in extreme temperatures, absorbs shock and vibration, and maintains a watertight seal.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
New multi-material 3D printers that can print both metal and dielectric materials enable the additive manufacturing of antennas and RF components.
Articles: Aerospace
Learn how digital twins improve the use and performance of robotic systems.
Articles: Unmanned Systems
The Rapid And Cost Effective Rotorcraft (RACER) demonstrator is being developed by Airbus Helicopters (AH) to further validate the compound rotorcraft configuration.

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