Keyword: Propulsion

Propulsion

INSIDER: Test & Measurement

The largest missile ever to launch from Sandia’s Kauai Test Facility in Hawaii has shown the storied test range is still growing to meet the testing needs of advanced weapons systems....

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Marotta’s patented approach starts with a 3D CAD model of choice that can meet varying ranges of end application specifications.
INSIDER: Propulsion

NASA’s trans-sonic truss-braced wing (TTBW) reduces drag during flight, which in turn reduces fuel consumption by up to 10 percent. This concept is part of an ongoing initiative by...

INSIDER: Propulsion

A process for converting alcohol sourced from renewable or industrial waste gases into jet or diesel fuel is being scaled up at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest...

INSIDER: Aerospace

A one-megawatt electric motor that could help propel future, more environmentally friendly and economically sustainable aircraft was tested by NASA and its industry and academic...

INSIDER: Propulsion

Combustion engines can develop high-frequency oscillations, leading to structural damage to the engines and unsafe operating conditions. Researchers clarified the feedback processes...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

GE Aviation recently broke ground on its new lean engine component manufacturing facility for both civil/military aviation and aero derivative applications. The facility...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Collins Aerospace recently broke ground on a new wind tunnel that will help streamline the testing process for its Ram Air Turbine product line at the company’s...

INSIDER: Propulsion

Cleaner-burning jet fuels made from sustainable sources can produce 50%-70% fewer ice crystal contrails at cruising altitude, reducing aviation’s impact on the environment, according to...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
The commercial aviation industry is taking critical steps towards zero-carbon aviation.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
This contract paves the way for the mass production of navigation units for subsequent launches of VEGA-C and other space missions.
Application Briefs: Defense
Sky Power’s SRE180 test stand provides a test solution for the Wankel engine SP-180 SRE hybrid.
INSIDER: Propulsion

A new propulsion system could allow for flight speeds of Mach 6 to 17 (more than 4,600 to 13,000 miles per hour). Researchers discovered a way to stabilize the detonation needed for hypersonic...

INSIDER: Power

With increasing emphasis on aviation sustainability, interest in using batteries to partially or fully power electric propulsion systems on aircraft of all sizes is growing each day. A...

INSIDER: Aerospace

On April 19, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. The solar-powered helicopter first became airborne...

INSIDER: Aerospace

Gas turbine engines often are considered the “heart” of airplanes and ships. Purdue University innovators looking for new solutions to reduce emissions and enhance operations of...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Low-impact sensors close a gap in the U.S. space weather observation network.
Articles: Aerospace
Advancements in electric and autonomous vehicles have sparked renewed excitement about the integration of battery power in aviation.
INSIDER: Propulsion

RMIT University aerospace engineers used machine learning to design new drone propellers, then 3D-printed several of the most promising prototypes for experimental acoustic testing. The prototypes...

INSIDER: Materials

Material scientists from the U.S. Army and Department of Energy conducted a study of plasma-treated aluminum nanoparticles with the goal of improving future propellants and...

INSIDER: Aerospace

A new type of rocket thruster was developed at the DOE’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) that could take humankind to Mars and beyond. It applies magnetic fields to cause...

Application Briefs: Energy
See how the Royal Canadian Navy is using GE’s Integrated Full Electrical Power and Propulsion System (IFEP).
INSIDER: Propulsion

Future lunar landers might come equipped with 3D printed rocket engine parts that help bring down overall manufacturing costs and reduce production time. NASA is investing in...

INSIDER: Aerospace

A CubeSat is exploring the feasibility of a new propulsion method that could enable very small satellites to move around Earth’s orbit without carrying fuel. This could pave the way for...

INSIDER: Propulsion

Washington State University researchers used the ancient Japanese art of paper folding to possibly solve a key challenge for outer space travel – how to store and move fuel to rocket engines.

INSIDER: Aerospace

Army and academic researchers developed a novel design to automatically adjust aircraft engine rotor blade positions mid-flight, a tactic that could improve turbine engine performance.

INSIDER: Materials

NASA’s work in Electrified Aircraft Propulsion (EAP) is focused on the use of electric motors and generators to help power a plane’s flight. Key to any electric power system are...

Application Briefs: Motion Control
The first full-electric power and propulsion surface combatant, the USS Zumwalt, has been delivered to the US Navy.
INSIDER: Aerospace

Advanced designs that will propel NASA’s first all-electric X-plane, the X-57 Maxwell, to flight recently underwent wind tunnel testing at Langley Research Center.