Keyword: Aircraft

Articles: Defense

As OEMs seek advantages in Size, Weight, Power and Cost (SWaP-C), focus is shifting to advancements in power electronics. Gaining an advantage requires close attention not only to...

Articles: Aerospace

Reliance on aging military platforms has become a global concern and military aircraft today are expected to remain in service for longer than their original life cycles....

Articles: Aerospace

Since the digital revolution changed forever the pilot’s working environment, innovators and suppliers of cockpit systems have strived to provide a continuous stream of new developments and products that offer increasingly...

Articles: Defense

The search for lighter weight, stronger materials to construct airplanes and spacecraft remains as important as ever. But it takes a long time for new materials in aerospace structures to make their way into...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
IBC Advanced Alloys Corp.
Wilmington, MA
855-237-2522
www.ibcadvancedalloys.com

IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. will continue production of components for Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II...

Technology Update: Defense

V-Nova Ltd. demonstrated the capabilities of its PERSEUS data compression technology for aerospace applications as part of Airbus’...

Technology Update: Defense

With its eye on Mars, NASA Armstrong has been working on a prototype it refers to as the Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Land on Mars, or Prandtl-m, which is “a flying wing aircraft with a...

Articles: Defense

Unmanned vehicles are at the forefront of an evolution, especially with the proliferation of the Internet of Things. After decades of serving mission-critical applications in...

Articles: Aerospace

The Navy is developing a vehicle mounted directed energy (DE) weapon system in their Ground Based Air Defense (GBAD) Directed Energy On-The-Move (OTM) program. As part of...

Articles: Defense

The steady rise in demand for high-thrust, big-fan engines for new wide-body commercial airplanes continues to generate massive business, as the 2015 half-year results from Rolls-Royce demonstrated. But at the same time,...

Articles: Aerospace

As the use of UASs and UAVs increase in the modern battlefield, the need to secure these weapon platforms is of increasing importance as any flaw could have catastrophic...

Technology Update: Defense

TE Connectivity recently announced two new aerospace connectivity solutions that offer substantial weight savings: its COPALUM Lite sealed terminals and splices, and its Raychem INSTALITE...

Technology Update: Defense

Whether it’s through 3D printing jet engine fuel nozzles by the thousands or validating metal rocket injectors for space flight, aerospace has consistently proven itself to be on the cutting edge of the...

Application Briefs: Defense
Persistent Systems, LLC
New York, NY
212-561-5895
www.persistentsystems.com

The Wave Relay® 5010 Integration Unit, a Mobile Ad Hock Networking (MANET) product from Persistent Systems, LLC,...

Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Falls Church, VA
703-280-2900
www.northropgrumman.com

Earlier this year, Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy successfully demonstrated fully autonomous aerial...

Articles: Aerospace

Synthetic Vision (SV) displays replace the pilot’s traditional 2D primary flight display (PFD) with a 3D perspective view display. The 3D SV perspective display is rendered...

Articles: Aerospace

It is hard to imagine just how radical the change in fortunes for the world’s major commercial aerospace manufacturers has been in the last few years. Just ten years ago the smart money in aerospace...

Articles: Defense

The hype phrase today is “Big Data.” It is a phrase Mark Bünger, Research Director for Lux Research, believes can have a number of definitions depending on who is doing the defining. Bünger was...

Technology Update: Defense

For the design process of the class of aircraft known as an efficient supersonic air vehicle (ESAV), particular attention must be paid to the propulsion system design as a whole...

Articles: Defense

Despite the continuous development of new, higher performing processors, the thirst for increased embedded computing capability remains unquenched. In fact, it seems like...

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...

Articles: Aerospace

Reliance on old-fashioned radio contact by pilots and vulnerable tracking systems is still high, but satellites are set to change sky safety, thanks to international collaboration....

Application Briefs: Defense
Thales
Paris La Défense Cedex, France
+33 (0)1 57 77 86 26
www.thalesgroup.com

Thales was recently selected by Northrop Grumman Corporation to have its state-of-the-art Flight Management...

Application Briefs: Defense
McMurdo Group
Lanham, MD
240-790-0600
www.mcmurdogroup.com

McMurdo Group, a company that specializes in end-to-end search and rescue (SAR) and maritime domain awareness (MDA)...

Briefs: Aerospace

The goal of this work was to investigate using harvested energy to directly control the vibration response of flexible aerospace systems. Small,...

Briefs: Software

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) rely on an external motion-capture apparatus that gives the vehicles almost perfect state information at high rates. Major challenges in...

Articles: Defense

Thermal management of unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) is more complex than other electronic equipment because they have to operate in harsh environments such as humid tropical rainforests or...

Articles: Aerospace

The boundary between the sea and sky is an important place to be. It’s the critical connecting layer for commercial and military information exchange...

Articles: Unmanned Systems

While many think of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or space probes and planet rovers when they think of unmanned systems, the field of robotics covers every environment known to man: sea, ground, air, and...