Keyword: Fabrics

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Accurate measurement of deformations occurring within or on soft materials will advance the next class of soft robotics and wearable biomedical sensors.
Application Briefs: Defense
Drone Rescue GmbH Graz, Austria
+43 660 140 80 55
www.dronerescue.com

Drone Rescue Systems GmbH has developed a fast, efficient parachute safety solution for drones that can reduce the risk of...

Articles: Materials

Reinforcing polymers with strong/stiff fibers is nothing new. Such materials have been used pretty much since aircraft were first created. In those pioneering days, wings were reinforced with woven...

Briefs: Nanotechnology

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...

Briefs: Defense

As part of Project Agreement on Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT), the US Army Research...

Briefs: Materials

Work on structural composites with tunable chiral elements has produced electronically tunable overall chiral composites, mechanically tunable chiral composites, flat lenses with soft hyperbolic...

Briefs: Aerospace

Testing was performed on Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) fabric and composite material in a flash flame environment when...

Application Briefs: Defense
BCB International Ltd.
Cardiff, UK
+44 (0)2920 433 700
www.bcbin.com

A Floating Armor Torso System (FATS), designed for marine-based forces, inflates when coming into contact with water. If the...

Briefs: Materials

Collapsible fabric fuel tanks have provided critical tactical bulk petroleum storage for military operations for over 50 years. Beginning in the...

Technology Update: Test & Measurement

The use of composite materials for construction of aerospace components began in the early 1980s and is now the material of choice for commercial and military airframe...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

The Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (AdvancedTCA® or ATCA®) is a series of open standard computing platform specifications originally...

Briefs: Materials

The proposed research focuses on developing novel energy harvesting devices that can be integrated with loadbearing structures in an air vehicle (e.g. a UAV)....

Briefs: Materials

Basalt rock is a black or gray fine-grained rock in the family of igneous rocks, formed by cooling of molten lava. It is commonly found in the Earth’s crust, is abundant...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

For more than two decades, single board computers (SBCs) built on open standards have been largely based on specifications from two preeminent industry organizations, VITA and PICMG. For the 6U...

Briefs: Materials

The main idea of composite material is to combine different materials to produce a new material with performance unattainable by the individual constituents. It gives...

Briefs: Materials

Advanced composite materials are increasingly replacing metals in the aerospace industry as they offer weight-saving improvements such as high...

Briefs: Materials

A structural multifunctional fuel cell design enables material elements participating in power or energy processes to also carry significant structural loads....

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

An experimental study of the mechanical behavior of cracked aluminum specimens repaired with composite-material patches has yielded findings that may eventually contribute to the...

Briefs: Materials

Tests have been performed in an effort to gain understanding of electrical and mechanical properties of silver-coated nylon fibers subjected to stresses and strains and exposed to...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

An apparatus for in-plane biaxial tension/compression and in-plane shear testing of fabrics, other flexible sheet materials, or relatively rigid thin plate materials has been invented....

Briefs: Physical Sciences

A continuing program of research and development is devoted to the design, fabrication, and testing of polymeric composite- material devices that are multifunctional in the sense that they both store...

Briefs: Physical Sciences

In furtherance of the development described in the immediately preceding article, an experimental study focusing on mechanical aspects of structural composite batteries was performed. In...

Briefs: Materials

Improved, readily processable thermosetting polymer resins are being developed for use as matrix materials in composite-material structures in applications in which there are requirements for...