Stories

Application Briefs: Defense
Nano-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
FLIR Systems
Wilsonville, OR
503-498-3547
www.flir.com/blackhornet.com

FLIR Systems, Inc. was recently awarded a $2.6 million contract from the United States Army to deliver FLIR Black...

The concept of an imaging system that captures both spatial and spectral information has existed for a while. An example of one such imaging system that encodes both...

The magneto-optical (MO) oxide layer consists of (Bi,Y)3Fe5O12 or BiYIG, bismuth garnet. This material was selected because it has a better figure of merit...

Despite enormous advances in integrated photonics over the last decade, an efficient integrated phase delay remains to be demonstrated. This problem is fundamental – most...

The major goals of this research project included two parts. First, an ultracompact plasmonic electro-optical (EO) modulator was to be developed and investigated for efficient...

Researchers are testing the properties of graphene after it has been launched into the stratosphere. Two-dimensional graphene has a unique combination of being extremely flexible, harder than...

A new device can increase aircraft safety during takeoff. During the first 10 seconds of the takeoff roll, the device predicts if the aircraft will reach the sufficient speed for taking off. The...

Rockwell Collins has unveiled FasTAK™, a new tactical combat targeting system and secure communications gateway for success in today’s digital battlefield.

After six years of extensive research, engineers at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center have conducted a successful...

Called the Weather Instrumentation and Specialized Environmental Monitoring Platform (WISE-MP), a device being developed by the Air Force can measure conditions that can be detrimental to...

A hybrid origami drone can be stiff or flexible depending on the circumstances. When airborne, the structure is stiff enough to carry its own weight and withstand the thrust of the propellers....

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Using Thermoplastics in Aerospace Applications

In August 2017, Qantas Airlines laid down the challenge to both Boeing and Airbus to offer an aircraft that can cross one of aviation's “last frontiers.” That “last frontier” was an...

As satellites and astronauts travel further out in space, the more communication challenges they face. NASA launched the InSight Mission on May 5, 2018 from Vandenberg Air Force...

Drone aircraft and their uses have been evolving quickly, supported by a great deal of ongoing research. One area of increasing interest is the decoy drone, designed to mimic the...

Turbine flow meters have long been a preferred technology for obtaining precise measurements of fluid flow in the aerospace industry. In addition to their high...

Avionics is a very restricting domain for obvious safety reasons. Along with miniaturization comes the idea of integration. More functionality on one spot requires a good management of privacy and...

A new research project announced recently as a collaboration between the Georgia Institute of Technology and satellite communications provider Xenesis could help open the...

Application Briefs: Imaging
Maritime Unmanned Aircraft System
AeroVironment, Inc.
Monrovia, CA
626-357-9983
www.avinc.com

AeroVironment, Inc., a specialist in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, and ESG...

Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Printed Spacecraft Parts
Stratasys Ltd.
Eden Prairie, MN
952-937-3000
www.stratasys.com/aerospace Phoenix Analysis and Design
Technologies (PADT) Tempe, AZ
1-800-293-PADT
www.padtinc.com

Stratasys Ltd.,...

Application Briefs: Propulsion
Diesel Frigate Engines
Fairbanks Morse
Beloit, WI
1-800-356-6955
www.fairbanksmorse.com

Fairbanks Morse - an EnPro Industries company - has been awarded a contract to deliver eight FM | Colt-Pielstick diesel engines to power...

Application Briefs: Defense
Optical Seeker for Munitions Systems
BAE Systems
Nashua, NH
603-885-4321
www.baesystems.com

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), through the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, has awarded BAE Systems...

As the medical community learns more about brain injury, the importance of blunt impact mitigation becomes more apparent. As such, it is critical to make sure that research...

The objective of this research was to hydraulically pressurize the internal diameter of one 102mm Polymer Matrix Composite (PMC) over-wrapped cylinder up to 25,000 pounds per...

The Toxic Industrial Chemical/Toxic Industrial Material (TIC/TIM) Task Force MFR#1 published in February 2009 focuses on inhalation hazards in an operational environment and provides a list...

Boeing and DARPA are collaborating to design, build, and test a technology demonstration vehicle for the agency’s Experimental Spaceplane program. The Phantom Express would reinvent space...

Imagine piloting a drone using the movements of your torso only and leaving your head free to look around, much like a bird. Your torso is more intuitive – and more precise –...

The program to extend the life of the W80 nuclear warhead recently achieved a significant milestone when the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) gave passing grades to the...

In March 2018, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Sensors Program Office, working jointly with the AFLCMC Medium Altitude Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Office, sponsored three...

Researchers at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Research Laboratory and the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University developed a new...

Videos