Keyword: Lightweighting

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
IRIS was designed to be easily lifted, transported and deployed and redeployed as needed, which is pretty unusual for most radar systems.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Lightweight Sensing and Control System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Monitoring

A new sensing and control system for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) allows for semi-autonomous flight. Pilots need not leave the ground to conduct routine monitoring and surveillance quickly and cost-effectively. Such systems are particularly useful during long flight...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Metal additive manufacturing (3D printing), also known as Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) or Powder Bed Fusion (PBF), is changing the way metal parts are designed and produced. New software,...

Articles: Materials

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...

Application Briefs: Defense
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Falls Church, VA
703-280-2900
www.northropgrumman.com

Northrop Grumman Corporation recently received a $124.7 million award for production of AN/APR-39D(V)2 digital...

Briefs: Aerospace
Identifying the Flow Physics and Modeling Transient Forces on Two-Dimensional Wings

The main objective of this research was to better understand the flow physics of aircraft wings undergoing highly unsteady maneuvers. Reduced-order models play a central role in this study, both to elucidate the overall dynamical mechanisms behind various flow...

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)...

Application Briefs: Defense
L-3 WESCAM
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
905-633-4000
www.wescam.com

The MX™-15D designating turret from L-3 WESCAM was successfully used during a weapons demonstration on the Bell Boeing V-22...

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...

Application Briefs: Information Technology
ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK
Winfrith Newburgh, Dorchester, UK
+44-1305-212400
www.uk.atlas-elektronik.com SIGNALIS SAS
Bezons, France
+33-1-39-96-44-44
www.signalis.com...
Briefs: Information Technology
Materials Design Principles for the Dynamic Fracture of Laminar Composite Structures

Crack bridging (e.g., from stitches or pins) and friction have profound and potentially very useful effects on delamination crack growth, controlling growth rates (damage levels) and the energy absorbed. However, the implications for structural design principles...

Technology Update: Defense

Boeing is “running on schedule” as it continues to achieve production milestones for the first of its all-electric-propulsion 702SP (small platform)...

Application Briefs: Defense
U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC)
Warren, MI
586-215-8763
tardec.army.mil

At the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering...