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Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Fiber lasers have found widespread applications in industrial material processing, scientific research and military systems due to their advantages of easy maintenance,...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

The U.S. Navy is constantly predicting future threats and contemplating new weapon technologies to counter them. One of those technologies is directed-energy (DE)...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

The scope of this research radically changed the way novel components are designed and fabricated for high-energy applications. This 3D Meta-Optics platform was, and is, essentially engineering the...

INSIDER: Aerospace

Researchers are testing methods of making helicopters fly faster and more efficiently by controlling the flow and separation of air over the blades including a blade...

INSIDER: Aerospace

The Air Force Research Laboratory has investigated the effects of space weather damage to polyimides – materials used extensively in spacecraft construction due to their high...

INSIDER: Defense

Be grateful you’re not on a dragonfly’s diet. You might be a fruit fly or maybe a mosquito, but it really wouldn’t matter the moment you look back and see four powerful wings pounding...

INSIDER: Aerospace

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has adopted NASA’s Search and Rescue (SAR) office’s recommendations regarding the installation and maintenance of Emergency Locator...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

In January 2016, researchers from AFRL started focusing on the ability to 3D-print parts for the Air Force – specifically, polymer architectures that can replace heavier and complex metal...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Temperature Elements for Flight-Critical Equipment

FCI Aerospace’s (San Marcos, CA) AS-TE Temperature Element Series sensors utilize precision resistance temperature...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
The continued use of reciprocating engines has limited the UAV market’s ability to reach its true growth potential.
Articles: Communications
A centralized IMA approach offers several advantages.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

Sandia National Laboratories’ (Albuquerque, NM) Radar Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems enable a new product paradigm in radar capabilities...

Articles: Aerospace
Afaq Ahmed Abbasi of Northwestern Polytechnical University explains his innovative approach.
Articles: Test & Measurement
A critical technology challenge for structural material applications is to have a means for the reliable analysis of material damage and failure.
Articles: Communications

Once firmly rooted in its analog origins, critical communications is now steadily evolving to provide enhanced situational awareness. The latest public safety and military communications...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Bell Helicopter
Fort Worth, TX
817-280-2011
www.bellflight.com

During the thirty years since the V-22 Osprey first flew, the tiltrotor aircraft, built by Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, and...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
The Navy is exploring ways to ensure an uninterrupted supply of potable water at remote installations.
Briefs: Defense
This research involves a multi-perspective analysis of the WannaCry ransomware in the form of a cybersecurity exercise.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Thermoset polymers are good electrical insulators that are used in applications ranging from electronics to composite armor. They are rather poor thermal conductors, however.
Briefs: Defense
Predictions of these signals were difficult to make due to the complexity of the physics unleashed by the detonation.
Briefs: Aerospace
Real-Time Heuristics and Metaheuristics for Static and Dynamic Weapon Target Assignments

Projectile weapons have been a consistent threat of hostilities throughout history. Military advantage has always been aided by the capacity to inflict damage from a distance. In the 20th century, missile technology advanced to the point that an adversary...

Briefs: Aerospace

Numerous military aircraft and shipboard surfaces, such as radomes, antennas, gun shields, wing leading edges, and helicopter blade leading edges, are coated with a specialized...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., has completed the first cockpit modernization of fourteen...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The goal of humans again walking on the Moon is one giant leap closer. Lockheed Martin has completed building the capsule for NASA's Orion...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Made In Space (MIS) has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a subcontract to support NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) demonstration of the autonomous...

INSIDER: Imaging

Automatic landings have long been standard procedure for commercial aircraft at major airports; this is usually not the case at smaller airports. Researchers have developed a completely automatic landing with...

INSIDER: Materials

The Air Force Research Laboratory is manufacturing transparent ceramic armor for both air and ground vehicles. ALON is a transparent ceramic material composed of aluminum, oxygen, and...

INSIDER: Defense

The Army is now standing up short-range air defense units, known as SHORAD battalions, and offering a five-week pilot Stinger course for soldiers in maneuver units. It's all part of a critical...

INSIDER: Aerospace

The FAA announced two rulemaking activities on civil supersonic aircraft noise that could reintroduce supersonic passenger travel for the first time since the Concorde retired in...

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