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Unmanned Systems

Developing New Anti-Drone Radar Technology

IRIS was designed to be easily lifted, transported and deployed and redeployed as needed, which is pretty unusual for most radar systems.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Does Your UAV Program Need a Transponder?

UAV designers need to understand the current and anticipated requirements to make an informed decision on incorporating transponders into an aircraft.

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Aerospace

Modeling a UAV-Based Mesh Network to Analyze Latency and Throughput

Improving network technology through effective systems architecture can ensure better communication between a ground station and multiple UAVs.

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Aerospace

Cyber Risk Assessment and Scoring Model for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Learn about a cyber risk assessment methodology tailored for small UAVs.

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Unmanned Systems

Deceiving the Enemy: These Are the Drones You Are Looking For

See how the US military can decrease risk to air and ground combatants by causing adversaries to expend resources.

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Imaging

Calibrated Long-Wave Infrared (LWIR) Thermal and Polarimetric Imagery of Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Birds

Well-calibrated imagery helps to distinguish between small UAVs and birds of similar size and dimensions.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Investigation of Flight Dynamics and Controls for a Solar-Tracker-Mounted UAV

A new study explores the dynamics behavior of the parallel mechanism mounted UAV.

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Aerospace

TinMan Helps Protect Aircraft Semiconductor Parts

A new technology developed by Los Alamos National Laboratory and Honeywell is providing needed atmospheric environment information to the aerospace industry. The device, called TinMan, has...

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Propulsion

Mars Helicopter Makes Historic First Flight

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...

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Propulsion

Stall Warning Monitor Keeps Turbine Engines Healthy

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...

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Materials

Collins Aerospace to Modernize B-52 Wheels and Brakes

As the U.S. Air Force extends the operational service life of the B-52 Stratofortress into the 2050s, it has selected Collins Aerospace to design and develop a new wheel and carbon...

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Defense

Bell and U.S. Army Advance V-280 Valor Development and Aviation Modernization

Bell Textron Inc. and the U.S. Army have agreed to terms on the execution of the second phase of the Competitive Demonstration and Risk Reduction (CD&RR)...

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Materials

Nanoscale Materials Could Reduce Manufacturing, Aviation Greenhouse Gasses

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) is partnering with 16 industrial partners on the MASTRO project, which is tasked with...

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Aerospace

AI-Based Platform Tests Drone Delivery System

To realize the future of autonomous airborne delivery, flight system and Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) specialist Airwayz is testing drone fleets from multiple delivery companies to...

Products
Robotics, Automation & Control

New Products: April 2021 Aerospace & Defense Technology

Conductive gaskets, an explosive atmosphere test branch, and hydraulic aircraft sealing systems.

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Software

The Future of Aircraft Electrification

Advancements in electric and autonomous vehicles have sparked renewed excitement about the integration of battery power in aviation.

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Photonics/Optics

Developing a 6DoF Aircraft Munitions Optical Tracking System

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation software estimates the trajectory of separation between the aircraft and the store. But how reliable is the CFD model in real-life situations?

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Shielding Aerospace Systems from Electromagnetic Interference

See how a nanocomposite thermoplastic called HX5 can stop EMI.

Application Briefs
Aerospace

Targeting Pod Maintenance

LITENING pods carry out targeting, surveillance, intelligence, search and rescue, and humanitarian relief missions.

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Materials

Laser Cleaner Robot

A robotized system automatically removes primers and other protective coatings from F-35 wing components.

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Photonics/Optics

A Comparative Evaluation of the Detection and Tracking Capability Between Novel Event-Based and Conventional Frame-Based Sensors

This research establishes a fundamental understanding of the characteristics of event-based sensors.

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Aerospace

Characterization of Turbulent Unsteady Separation Using Photonic Micro-Skin Friction and Wall Pressure Sensors

Learn about a photonic skin friction and wall pressure sensor.

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Aerospace

Low-Impact Space Weather Sensors and the U.S. National Security Spacecraft

Low-impact sensors close a gap in the U.S. space weather observation network.

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Wearables

Sensory Integration Balance Deficits in Complex mTBI: Can Early Initiation of Rehabilitation with Wearable Sensor Technology Improve Outcomes?

A novel feedback system provides physical therapists with real-time information about quality of head and trunk movement during exercise.

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Nanotechnology

Frequency Agile Plasmonic Antennas and Sensors

A new way of assembling individual nanostructures will facilitate better design principles for plasmonic photonic devices.

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Aerospace

Insect-Sized Agile Drones Operate in Tight Spaces

MIT has developed insect-sized drones with unprecedented dexterity and resilience. The aerial robots are powered by a new class of soft actuator that allows them to withstand the...

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Aerospace

Making Quieter Drone Propellers

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...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Turn Growing Complexity into Competitive Advantage Through Digitalization -- Focus of AeroTech Keynote Thursday

In this new year of 2021, there is much to look forward to, and yet we do so with guarded optimism.

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Aerospace

NASA to Begin Ground Testing on All-Electric X-57

NASA is set to start high-voltage functional ground testing of the agency’s first all-electric X-plane, the X-57 Maxwell, which will perform flights to help develop certification...