MEMs

Unmanned Helicopter Drone

A Robinson-22 helicopter converted into an unmanned drone successfully completed in-air programmed missions.
Posted in: Application Briefs, Aeronautics, Aviation, Data Acquisition, Defense, Power Supplies, Motion Control, Motors & Drives, Positioning Equipment, Optical Components, Optics, Robotics, Data Acquisition, Sensors, Test & Measurement
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Autonomous Multi-Sensor Maritime Awareness System

BIRD Aerosystems officially launched the OSCAR - Ocean Surveillance Control and Reconnaissance technology.
Posted in: Application Briefs, Aeronautics, Aviation, Defense, RF & Microwave Electronics, Detectors, Test & Measurement
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Engineered Resilient Systems

A new application called TradeAnalyzer provides multiple visualization methods to examine, sort, and filter the attributes of data.
Posted in: Briefs, Aerospace, Data Acquisition, Computers, Software, Inspection Equipment, Instrumentation, Measuring Instruments, Monitoring, Test & Measurement
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Waveform Synthesis for Shock Response Spectrum Replication, Applied to Ground Vehicle Component Testing

Improved test methods will help alleviate the impact of shock levels on military and commercial ground vehicle components.
Posted in: Briefs, Aerospace, Defense, Power Management, Thermal Management, MEMs, RF & Microwave Electronics, Inspection Equipment, Instrumentation, Measuring Instruments, Monitoring, Test & Measurement, Testing Procedures
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SnowMicroPenetrometer Applications for Winter Vehicle Mobility

Characterizing the mechanical properties of snow and their impact on vehicle performance could improve vehicle winter mobility modeling.
Posted in: Briefs, Aerospace, Automotive, Mechanical Components, Inspection Equipment, Instrumentation, Measuring Instruments, Metrology, Monitoring, Test & Measurement, Testing Procedures, Automotive, Transportation
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Influence of Leading-Edge Oscillatory Blowing on Time-Accurate Dynamic Store Separation

Developing an understanding of, and potentially controlling, pitch bifurcation could improve weapons delivery.
Posted in: Briefs, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Aviation, Data Acquisition, Defense, Motors & Drives, Data Acquisition, Test & Measurement
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Green’s Function Extraction from Atmospheric Acoustic Propagation

Understanding what affects acoustic waves propagating in the atmosphere is important for a variety of military applications.
Posted in: Briefs, Aerospace, Defense, RF & Microwave Electronics, Detectors, Sensors
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Supersonic Aircraft Window Goes Virtual

NASA’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft will eliminate the cockpit’s forward-facing window, replacing it with the eXternal Visibility System (XVS) that uses a 4K monitor that serves as the central window and allows the pilot to safely see traffic in his or her flight path. The XVS displays stitched images from two cameras outside the aircraft combined with terrain data from an advanced computing system.

Posted in: INSIDER, News, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Aviation, Defense
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Safer Electric Solid Propellants for Rocket Engines

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Missouri University of Science and Technology, and NASA conducted experiments to understand the behavior of a high-performance electric propellant compared with a traditional propellant.

Posted in: INSIDER, News, Defense, Propulsion
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Coating Improves Pilots’ Visibility in Rainstorms

An Air Force Research Laboratory-developed product called HydroSkip repels water from aircraft transparencies, addressing the issue of limited visibility caused by heavy rain that can impair the pilot’s ability to navigate the plane and land safely.

Posted in: INSIDER, News, Defense, Coating/Surface Modification, Materials
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