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Manned Systems

Navy Gets Integrated Multi-Mission Laser Weapon System

Lockheed Martin delivered to the U.S. Navy a 60+ kW-class high energy laser with integrated optical-dazzler and surveillance (HELIOS), the first tactical laser weapon system to be...

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Materials

Oscillating Heat Pipes Tested for Use in Space

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has released the results from its Advanced Structurally Embedded Thermal Spreader Two (ASETS-II). The AFRL experiment was 100% effective in testing...

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Energy

Chattanooga Power Haus

Volkswagen is rapidly gaining on General Motors, Ford and Tesla in terms of overall EV development and production assets in North America, industry analysts tell SAE Media. With the recent launch of its $22...

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Energy

NASA, GE Complete Historic Hybrid-Electric Propulsion Tests

Sustainable aircraft of the future are going to need propulsion systems that can use technology to generate power comparable to the equipment used in today’s commercial jets....

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RF & Microwave Electronics

SAE International Extends Call for Abstracts, Seeks Submissions for AeroTech Conference

Engineering Events staff at SAE International in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, have extended the call for abstracts through September 21 for the...

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Aerospace

Cryogenic Thermal Subsystem

The Cryogenic Thermal Subsystem’s most critical function is to provide cooling to maintain the detectors in two of the Roman Coronagraph Instrument’s cameras at sufficiently low temperatures of approximately minus 161o F, which will allow them to function with the required sensitivity.

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Energy

Vibration Testing NASA’s X-57 Maxwell Electric Aircraft

In place of the usual gasoline-powered motors, the X-57 has two all-electric motors powered by traction batteries.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

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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Motion Control

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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Aerospace

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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RF & Microwave Electronics

Researchers Test Cooling Solutions for Directed Energy Weapons

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Directed Energy Directorate recently signed a five-year Strategic Education Partnership Agreement (EPA) with New Mexico State...

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Energy

Designing for Space and Other Extreme Environments

In aerospace and defense, applications rely on mission-critical components to ensure proper functioning in extreme environments. In the many instances in this field where...

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Power

EV Battery Manufacturing Commitments Surge in U.S.

The first half of 2022 is continuing last year’s raft of automaker investments in lithium-ion battery manufacturing and development in the U.S., with Stellantis and the Hyundai Group...

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Energy

Battery & Electrification Summit

The online Battery & Electrification Summit offers two days of expert insight, innovation, and emerging applications for design engineers and managers.

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Electronics & Computers

New Products: April 2022 Aerospace & Defense Technology

Uninterruptible power supplies, single board computers, FPGA platforms, and more.

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Aerospace

Airbus’ High-Voltage Battery Technology Prepares for Flight Test

In June last year Airbus successfully performed the EcoPulse™ wind tunnel testing at its facility in Filton, UK. These tests evaluated the performance characteristics...

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Transportation

Airbus and CFM International to Pioneer Hydrogen Combustion Technology

Airbus has signed a partnership agreement with CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines, to collaborate on a hydrogen...

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Regulations/Standards

Addressing Electromagnetic Compatibility in the Context of Aircraft Electrification

In the current context of aircraft electrification, the aerospace industry needs to address increased design complexity and higher levels of integration,...

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Defense

Prototype Aims to Reduce Fuel Use, Improve Tactical Vehicle Performance

The Defense Department maintains a fleet of more than 250,000 tactical vehicles, which frequently operate in austere conditions. These vehicles often spend as much...

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Software

New Products: December 2021 Aerospace & Defense Technology

Single-board systems, self-encrypting drives, custom capacitor assemblies, and more.

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Aerospace

Small UAV Satcom System

Honeywell’s Small UAV SATCOM system weighs just only 1 kilogram.

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Propulsion

Fatigue Behavior of an Advanced Melt-Infiltrated SIC/SIC Composite with Environmental Barrier Coating at 1200°C in Air and in Steam

SiC fiber-reinforced SiC matrix composites are being evaluated for aircraft engine hot-section components.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Turning Thermal Energy into Electricity Could Help Soldiers

With the addition of sensors and enhanced communication tools, providing lightweight, portable power has become even more challenging. Army-funded research demonstrated a new...

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Energy

DOD Taking Measures to Protect Nuclear Weapons and Space Assets

The Defense Department relies on nuclear-armed bombers, submarines and intercontinental ballistic missiles, as well as space-based sensors, to provide a strategic deterrence...

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Energy

Solar-Powered Satellite Hardware in Orbit

The Photovoltaic Radio-frequency Antenna Module is the first orbital experiment designed to convert sunlight for microwave power transmission for solar power satellites.

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Materials

Developing Thermoplastic Composites for Use in Commercial Aircraft

Thermoplastic composite materials (TPC) are gaining momentum for use in commercial airplanes and other aerospace applications, including electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

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Power

Industry Invited to Participate in AeroTech Aerospace and Defense Technical Program

SAE International is inviting global participation in its AeroTech® aerospace and defense technology conference and exhibition, which is for the first...

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Unmanned Systems

New Products: August 2021 Aerospace & Defense Technology

Coaxial connectors, tactical servers, test benches, surge protectors, and more.

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Aerospace

Engineering an Aircraft Hydrogen Powertrain

The commercial aviation industry is taking critical steps towards zero-carbon aviation.