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Using thin films — no more than a few pieces of notebook paper thick — of a common explosive chemical, researchers from Sandia National Laboratories studied how...

Articles: Test & Measurement
The Future of Aircraft Electrification
Advancements in electric and autonomous vehicles have sparked renewed excitement about the integration of battery power in aviation.
Application Briefs: Defense
Electric Propulsion Ship
See how the Royal Canadian Navy is using GE’s Integrated Full Electrical Power and Propulsion System (IFEP).

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...

The advent of nanoparticle fuels enables new kinds of reactions, and new kinds of applications.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Electric-Powered Warship
The first full-electric power and propulsion surface combatant, the USS Zumwalt, has been delivered to the US Navy.
Using cellulose crystals as building blocks for the design and development of new low-density functional polymer composites.
Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Drone Charging System
Battery-charging times take just five minutes.
On-Demand Webinars: Robotics, Automation & Control
Watch Live at 11 am ET: The 2020 Create the Future Contest Awards

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...

Advancing technology associated with explosives, propellants, and pyrotechnics — what the scientific community calls energetic materials — is the goal of a new...

Understanding how delays in resource decision making and tactical supply chains relate to operational reach will give commanders the ability to maximize resources.
Artificial intelligence can be used for a plethora of defense applications, including command and control of military operations.
Application Briefs: Energy
Solar-Powered Structures
Pvilion, a solar-powered fabric provider, was recently awarded a contract by the United State Air Force (USAF).
Application Briefs: Motion Control
Mars Rover Electric Motors
A number of maxon's precision DC and BLDC motors were designed into the Perseverance rover.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Thermal Management for Directed Energy Weapons
Advanced thermal management is one of the keys to bringing directed energy weapons online and to allow them to operate at peak performance.
Miniature sensors, 3D printing platforms, lightning test systems, and more.
From jet engine components to high-speed airframes, vanadium alloys are deployed in virtually every jet aircraft flying today,
Learn about microvanes, one of the only types of 3D-printed parts that are FAA-approved for use on the exterior of an aircraft.
Learn about design considerations for manufacturing a battery pack that operates in extreme temperatures, absorbs shock and vibration, and maintains a watertight seal.
Research demonstrates that a surveillance mission is still achievable by unmanned vehicles while performing autonomous soaring.

Commercial-led advancements in electric vehicle technology have pushed the Army Futures and Concepts Center to take a hard look at the capability and find ways to integrate it...

Application Briefs: Energy
UAV Fuel Management System
Valcor Engineering was tasked with creating a turn-key fuel management system for a new UAV.
A regenerative, high-temperature heat exchanger doubles the efficiency of low-power turbines.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Deformation Sensing in Soft Bio-Surrogate Materials
Accurate measurement of deformations occurring within or on soft materials will advance the next class of soft robotics and wearable biomedical sensors.
Creep is an especially important consideration for engineers designing jet engine turbines.
When designing electro-mechanically actuated systems, there are several electrical design requirements that must be determined.
A new class of soft multifunctional materials could be used to convert mechanical deformation from vibrations and stretching into electrical energy.
Metal matrix composites can electrically bridge the cracks that appear in semiconductor substrates and the composite grid lines.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Lightweight Sensing and Control System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Monitoring

A new sensing and control system for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) allows for semi-autonomous flight. Pilots need not leave the ground to conduct routine monitoring and surveillance quickly and cost-effectively. Such systems are particularly useful during long flight...

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