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INSIDER: Propulsion

A new type of rocket thruster was developed at the DOE’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) that could take humankind to Mars and beyond. It applies magnetic fields to cause...

Articles: Aerospace
Is RF engineering a form of black magic? Learn about the challenges in developing a low noise amplifier (LNA) for the aerospace market.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
There is a new way to design penetrators and projectiles: Composites.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Integrated Soldier Power and Data Systems help lighten the load for soldiers.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
A plethora of new, dynamic threats flood the EW spectrum, pushing threat detection and analysis to keep pace.
Articles: Communications
To maintain longer-range wireless communication, a new controller deploys robots that form antenna arrays.
Articles: Aerospace
Learn the distinct pros and cons of the two thermal interface materials.
Application Briefs: Imaging
The Space Dynamics Laboratory will build six spacecraft for NASA’s Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment mission.
Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Abaco’s hardware platforms will be deployed at the heart of a new helicopter cabin computer.
INSIDER: Propulsion

Future lunar landers might come equipped with 3D printed rocket engine parts that help bring down overall manufacturing costs and reduce production time. NASA is investing in...

INSIDER: Aerospace

Project MEDAL: Machine Learning for Additive Manufacturing Experimental Design is being led by Intellegens, a University of Cambridge spin-out specializing in artificial...

INSIDER: Aerospace

Northrop Grumman's Huntsville Manufacturing Center has taken delivery of six shelters that will be outfitted as Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command...

INSIDER: Propulsion

A CubeSat is exploring the feasibility of a new propulsion method that could enable very small satellites to move around Earth’s orbit without carrying fuel. This could pave the way for...

INSIDER: Aerospace

For drones with four propellers – also known as quadcopters – the failure of one motor is a big problem. When one rotor fails, the drone begins to spin on itself like a ballerina. This...

INSIDER: Aerospace

As air travel has increased, the challenge of keeping track of all the moving parts of an airport has only grown. A digital wireless airport communications system developed in part...

INSIDER: Propulsion

Washington State University researchers used the ancient Japanese art of paper folding to possibly solve a key challenge for outer space travel – how to store and move fuel to rocket engines.

INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Army researchers invented a hinge that improves how quickly a quadrotor the size of a king-sized mattress can ascend from the ground to the rooftop of a two-story building, particularly with large...

INSIDER: Aerospace

Army and academic researchers developed a novel design to automatically adjust aircraft engine rotor blade positions mid-flight, a tactic that could improve turbine engine performance.

INSIDER: Aerospace

In order for future lunar exploration missions to be successful and land more precisely, engineers must equip spacecraft with technologies that allow them to “see” where they...

INSIDER: Imaging

Liquids aren’t as well behaved in space as they are on Earth. Inside a spacecraft, microgravity allows liquids to freely slosh and float about. The National Institute of Standards and Technology...

INSIDER: Propulsion

NASA’s work in Electrified Aircraft Propulsion (EAP) is focused on the use of electric motors and generators to help power a plane’s flight. Key to any electric power system are...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
A phenomenon called “Sporadic E” naturally occurs in the upper atmosphere and disrupts radio waves.
Articles: Aerospace
The manufacturing of complex composite aerospace components is a labor-intensive process, especially the application of the vacuum bag layers needed for consolidation and cure.
Articles: Aerospace
Channelization has made it possible to use one radio receiver to listen to many different radio stations simultaneously.
Articles: Power
Learn how to provide accurate power sources with adjustable voltages and frequencies during the test cycle.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
For SOSA/HOST systems, there are chassis platforms for development that provide relatively cost-effective, versatile, and powerful solutions.
Articles: Materials
Advanced computational engineering software and additive manufacturing are now delivering solutions that offer innovation and efficiency together.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
A company's first metal additively manufactured part took to the skies on a SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) test flight.
Application Briefs: Software
A company was retrofitting older avionics and needed a CAD model of the panel to see how it would fit.

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