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Data Acquisition

Upgrade Transonic Compressor Test Rig Data Acquisition System

New software programming using commercial off-the-shelf software for acquiring data, processing data, displaying results, and generating reports is implemented to improve the performance of a legacy system.

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Energy

Electrokinetics Models for Micro- and Nano-Fluidic Impedance Sensors

Microfluidics- and nanofluidics-based impedance sensors play an important role in the identification of toxic industrial chemicals and pathogens in the biodetection and biodefense arena, but their efficient modeling and design continues to be a challenge.

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Aerospace

Evaluation and Test Requirements for Liquid Rocket Engines

This Standard establishes test and evaluation requirements related to the development, qualification (or certification), and acceptance (flight production unit) of liquid propellant rocket engines and associated propulsion systems.

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Aerospace

GPS Radio Occultation and Ultraviolet Photometry-Colocated (GROUP-C) Early Orbit Testing Results

After routine flight, capture, and installation, GROUP-C underwent Early Orbit Testing to verify its performance prior to science operations.

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Aerospace

Fly-by-Wire Inceptor Developed for eVTOL Aircraft

Sensata Technologies has developed a new fly-by-wire inceptor for electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and has provided prototypes to several advanced air mobility...

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Aerospace

Collins Aerospace Completes Preliminary Design of 1MW Electric Motor

Collins Aerospace has completed Preliminary Design Review of the 1-megawatt electric motor and motor controller it’s developing for Pratt & Whitney Canada’s...

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Propulsion

US Marine Corps to Get MQ-9A Extended Range Unmanned Aircraft Systems

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) was awarded a contract for eight MQ-9A Extended Range (ER) Unmanned Aircraft Systems as part of an ARES...

Application Briefs
Power

Full-Scale Micro-launcher Rocket

Micro-launchers such as Orbex Prime give satellite manufacturers a dedicated launch service, in contrast to larger, ‘rideshare’ launchers, where small satellites are often a secondary payload, and frequently face significant delays.

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Manned Systems

Cygnus™ Spacecraft Successfully Boosts Orbit of International Space Station

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft successfully boosted the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS). Docked to the ISS since...

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Photonics/Optics

Air Force Expands Missile Signature Characterization Capabilities

The Advanced Missile Signature Center of the 718th Test Squadron, 804th Test Group, Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), has been helping the Department of...

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Defense

Rocket Factory In-A-Box Missile Propulsion Anytime, Anywhere

AFRL’s Rocket Factory In-a-Box (RFIB) program is developing a mobile, containerized Solid Rocket Motor (SRM) production capability by aggregating revolutionary design and...

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Test & Measurement

Aerospace Vehicle Survivability Facility Helps Reduce Aircraft Losses

The new National Defense Strategy will focus on the building of a more lethal military force, the strengthening of U.S. alliances while establishing new partnerships,...

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Defense

Lockheed Martin Breaks Ground on New Missile Facility

Lockheed Martin is investing in innovation, celebrating a milestone marking continued growth, and advancing capability in North Alabama at its Huntsville campus, as the company broke...

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Materials

NASA to Increase Sustainable Aircraft Manufacturing with HiCAM

One of the aeronautical challenges of the 21st century is finding a way to quickly construct new, sustainable aircraft. Hi-Rate Composite Aircraft Manufacturing (HiCAM), one...

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Data Acquisition

Virtual Flight-Test Campaign Paving Way for A321XLR’s First Flight

The construction and equipment installation phases for the three A321XLR flight-test aircraft are rapidly nearing completion in the FAL in Hamburg before the first of...

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Weapons Systems

A-10 Warthog to Get New Mission Computer

Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RI&S), a Raytheon Technologies business, was recently awarded a $46.2 million firm-fixed-price Project-Level Agreement under the SOSSEC Consortium’s AFLCMC...

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Data Acquisition

Joby Aviation Announces Acoustic Data from NASA Testing

AFWERX Agility Prime partner Joby Aviation, a California-based company developing an all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, recently completed developmental...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Air Force Propulsion Team Continues Flow Visualization Study

Team members with the 717th Test Squadron, 804th Test Group, Arnold Engineering Development Complex at Arnold Air Force Base are continuing to collect shadowgraph measurements...

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Aerospace

Engineers Assess Flow Quality in Wind Tunnel Test Facility

Engineers at the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex don’t always go with the flow. They realize that flow must be examined from time to time, as good flow quality is...

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Aerospace

SAE International and IAQG Sign Global Aerospace Standards Agreement

The International Aerospace Quality Group® (IAQG) formally announced SAE International (SAEI) as the organization’s international standards publisher. The...

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Aerospace

KC-46A Pegasus Approved to Refuel 97% of Joint Force Receivers

Gen. Mike Minihan, commander of Air Mobility Command, approved a seventh Interim Capability Release mission set for the KC-46A Pegasus, increasing the aircraft’s...

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Defense

Registration Closing for the Military Robotics and Autonomous USA Conference 2022

With critical host nation support and an unrivalled speaker line-up, the Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems USA Conference, taking place on June 20th and 21st, 2022, at the Hilton Arlington, Virginia, will ensure delegates are provided with vital updates on...

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Unmanned Systems

Advances in Unmanned Aircraft Technology

Unmanned aircraft – aka “drones” – are one of the fastest growing areas of modern technology, whether we’re talking about the complex hunter/killer and surveillance systems used by...

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Test & Measurement

Air Force and Lockheed Martin Complete ARRW Hypersonic Boosted Test Flight

The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin successfully conducted a hypersonic-boosted flight test of the AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) from the...

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Defense

Short-Takeoff & Landing Capability to be Added to MQ-9B Aircraft

To further extend the versatility of its MQ-9B line of remotely piloted aircraft, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announced that it will begin...

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Test & Measurement

B-21 Raider Passes First Loads Calibration Test

In early May, Northrop Grumman successfully completed the first — and most critical — loads calibration test of the first B-21 aircraft. The recent test is one of three major conditions...

Products
Communications

New Products: June 2022 Aerospace & Defense Technology

Modeling and Simulation Software

COMSOL (Burlington, MA) announced a major update to the COMSOL Multiphysics ® software version 6.0. The update builds out the Model...

Articles
Aerospace

Designing Transportable, High-Performance AI Systems for the Rugged Edge

System design requirements are well understood for high-performance artificial intelligence applications destined to reside in enterprise or cloud data centers....