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INSIDER: Defense

Supported by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, University of California-Berkeley researchers have developed a small, crawling robot that mimics a cockroach's ability to squeeze...

INSIDER: Defense

The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center is working with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of California at...

Articles: Defense
The Threat

In today’s interconnected world, the information that we generate, store, transmit, and receive has become a valuable commodity. We have increasingly turned to cryptography as a tool...

Articles: Defense

From laptops and mobile devices to cars and airplanes, we are seeing near-daily threats to the systems and devices we use. Systems being used and deployed in the aerospace and...

Articles: Aerospace

As defense systems continue to shrink, corresponding thermal management concerns expand exponentially. Designers have learned that overheating can be the downfall of even the most...

Articles: Defense

Visits to the Seville headquarters of Airbus Defence & Space (Airbus DS) have often reflected stormy prospects for the company’s large-capacity A400M Atlas transport, which has suffered cost...

Articles: Aerospace

Consumer expectations for information and entertainment are creating big challenges for airlines that need to provide Internet access while providing inflight services that mirror what’s available in the...

Articles: Defense

It’s a familiar image: a soldier crouching with a radio next to a spidery antenna pointing skyward to reach a distant satellite. But that view of military communications...

Articles: Aerospace

Flight testing is the ultimate way to evaluate the performance of a radar system. During the actual aircraft flight, data such as Probability of Detection, Signal Strength, and clutter might...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
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Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) recently unveiled a new HM Satellite System, engineered around its novel software-definable modem (SDM) technology and scrambled code...

Application Briefs: Defense
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When designing an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), engineers must continually seek to reduce size and weight wherever possible in order to improve aerodynamics and free up critical...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
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VISIONx’s VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator 700 Series, featuring 5-axis inspection, has allowed aerospace supplier Paradigm Precision to improve the inspection...

Briefs: Aerospace

Low-frequency ultra-wideband (UWB) radar has garnered attention for the detection of landmines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in recent years. The low frequencies used by these...

Briefs: Aerospace

Recently, modeling and simulation (M&S) engineers have made impressive strides in improving ground vehicle reliability and soldier safety. This work involved...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

Blast energy-attenuation (EA) seats, although not new to the market, have not been fully tested with respect to energy attenuation capability and the resulting effects on occupant protection. The Ground Systems...

Briefs: Aerospace
High-fidelity simulation of blast flow conditions can aid in developing strategies to mitigate blast-induced brain injury.

The prevalence of blast-induced traumatic brain injury (bTBI) has...

INSIDER: Propulsion

Just as hybrid or turboelectric power has improved fuel efficiency in cars, boats and trains, aeronautical engineers are exploring how planes can be redesigned and configured with...

INSIDER: Defense

Researchers have created a lightweight, but very strong, structural metal made of magnesium because it is a light metal with two-thirds the density of aluminum, is...

INSIDER: Aerospace

Microphones strung together on an unmanned aircraft system runway were used to record the sounds of remotely piloted aircraft flying overhead as part of a NASA project to measure full-scale...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A new system that uses a wireless implant has been shown to record – for the first time – how brain tissue deforms when subjected to the kind of shock that causes blast-induced...

INSIDER: Aerospace

A team of researchers from the University of Maryland (UMD) and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) have devised a groundbreaking “Water-in-Salt” aqueous lithium ion...

INSIDER: Imaging
NASA Takes First Steps Toward Drone Traffic Management

NASA recently successfully demonstrated rural operations of its unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) traffic management (UTM) concept, integrating operator platforms, vehicle performance, and ground infrastructure. The next steps involve further validation through Federal Aviation Administration...

INSIDER: Materials

Researchers are developing tools and technology to detect the formation of cracks in aircraft components and monitor their progression. The team is conducting comprehensive...

INSIDER: Aerospace

The European Space Agency’s LISA Pathfinder spacecraft is on its way to space with the Disturbance Reduction System (DRS), a thruster technology developed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory....

INSIDER: Defense

Picatinny Arsenal (NJ) engineers are improving artillery by extending its range, power and versatility using an electrically-responsive method to control energetic materials such as...

INSIDER: Defense

Protecting yourself usually involves a tradeoff. If you want maximum physical protection, whether from biting predators or exploding artillery shells, it generally compromises your ability...

INSIDER: Defense

Imagine a glass window that’s tough like armor, a camera lens that doesn’t get scratched in a sand storm, or a smartphone that doesn’t break when dropped. Except it’s not glass;...

Articles: Aerospace

As OEMs seek advantages in Size, Weight, Power and Cost (SWaP-C), focus is shifting to advancements in power electronics. Gaining an advantage requires close attention not only to...

Articles: Defense

Reliance on aging military platforms has become a global concern and military aircraft today are expected to remain in service for longer than their original life cycles....

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