Keyword: Flight control systems

Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
This contract paves the way for the mass production of navigation units for subsequent launches of VEGA-C and other space missions.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Learn about the challenges that arise when you try to reverse-engineer the console configuration for a NATO E-3 AWACS.
Application Briefs: Defense
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, recently announced a new rotorcraft, Bell 360 Invictus,
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Ampex Data Systems
Hayward, CA
650-367-2011
www.ampex.com

Ampex Data Systems (Ampex), a Delta Information Systems Company, recently received a Full Rate Production Lot 7 (FRP-7) contract from...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
San Diego, CA
858-762-6700
www.ga-asi.com

The U.S. Air Force’s new Block 50 Ground Control Station (GCS) – developed by General Atomics Aeronautical...

Articles: Aerospace

When it comes to modern military operations, robotic technology provides a tremendous tactical advantage. Drones, ground robots and autonomous vehicles are routinely used for missions such as...

Application Briefs: Data Acquisition
Kittyhawk
San Francisco, CA
+1 415-598-7757
https://kittyhawk.io

Kittyhawk recently announced new features to its flight system software platform. Kittyhawk is adding an automated flight...

Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Silicon Sensing Systems Ltd.
Plymouth, UK
+44 0 1752 723330
www.siliconsensing.com

Silicon Sensing Systems Ltd's latest DMU30 inertial measurement unit (IMU) has been chosen to provide highly...

Briefs: Aerospace

When firing artillery, there is typically a maximum angle that the platform cannot exceed relative to the Earth plane. This is due to the large recoil forces...

Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
AeroVironment, Inc.
Monrovia, CA
626-357-9983
www.avinc.com

AeroVironment, Inc. a manufacturer of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both military and commercial applications, received a contract...

Articles: Aerospace

NASA’s Small Spacecraft Technology Program is on the countdown clock to advance communications and proximity maneuvering capabilities for CubeSats with the Integrated Solar Array and...

Articles: Software
Metric-Sized Metal Shapes

Parker Steel Company (Maumee, OH) offers metric-sized metals suitable for applications where presized metric parts are needed....

Articles: Aerospace

The provision of integrated modeling, simulation and optimization tools to effectively support all stages of aircraft design remains a critical challenge in the aerospace...

Articles: Aerospace

High performance, low power consumption and small footprint requirements imposed by the embedded market on the processor industry is...

Articles: Aerospace

Eventually, technology advances to the point where solutions that have been “good enough” for decades are no longer “good enough” for the innovations of today. The philosophy of “good enough”...

Articles: Energy

It is theorized that systems and equipment for an All Electric Aircraft (AEA) will be developed 20 years hence as a More-Electric Aircraft (MEA) with no bleed system, which is...

Articles: Aerospace

There is definitely a degree of overlap in the regional and business jet sectors, both in terms of airframes and the engines that power them. At the high end of the market are aircraft such as the...

Application Briefs: Defense
Sunstone Circuits
Mulino, OR
503-829-9108
www.sunstone.com

Miki Szmuk is an aerospace engineer with big ideas for building better unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). As a doctoral student from the Controls...

Articles: Aerospace

The business jet market has a resilience all its own. While defense spending has sharply declined, the commercial sector is over-flowing with multi-thousand order backlogs. But if business jet orders can tail off...

Articles: Aerospace

Invented more than 70 years ago to de-glaze cylinder bores in early automobile engines, conventional honing today is meeting the most advanced aerospace requirements for ultra-precise...

Articles: Aerospace

General systems are defined as all of the flight safety critical systems of an aircraft, excluding the engine and flight control computing. Usually, the main subsystems in a general system include...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Autonomous rotorcraft provide improved capability in performing military missions such as reconnaissance, targeting, border patrol, and environmental sensing. A common difficulty in...

Briefs: Information Technology
Simulation of a Flywheel Energy-Storage System

A computational model has been developed to simulate the operation of a laboratory flywheel energy-storage system that is a subsystem of the Flywheel Attitude Control, Energy Transmission, and Storage (FACETS) system located at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico. The FACETS, which includes three...

Articles: Physical Sciences

NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA, has partnered with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) of San Diego, CA, to demonstrate technologies...

Briefs: Information Technology

A two-processor autopilot control system for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has been proposed and partly developed. Relative to prior such systems, this would be a lightweight, inexpensive autopilot...

Briefs: Unmanned Systems

AFRL scientists are working on SkyTote, a novel unmanned air vehicle (UAV) that will take off and land vertically like a helicopter (see figure) but also transition into horizontal flight like a...