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Aerospace

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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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Rear Fuselage Packer

To date, the rear fuselage packers have been used in the production of over 500 aircraft.

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Test & Measurement

Does Your Coating Thickness Meet Spec?

Coatings play a critical role in preventing the corrosion or wear of metal substrates. Make sure they meet specifications.

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Aerospace

How to Install Coiled Spring Pins

See why coiled spring pins are being used extensively throughout the aerospace industry.

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Connectivity

Aptiv’s Autonomous-Vehicle ‘Air-Traffic Control’

It’s well known that the safe operation of an autonomous vehicle (AV) relies on robust sensing, path planning and compute capability. What’s often overlooked is the role of a...

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Connectivity

Implementing an Aerospace Factory of the Future

Companies are introducing "Industry 4.0" technology at a rapid pace, turning the next-generation vision of manufacturing into reality.

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Test & Measurement

Streamlining Post-Processing in Additive Manufacturing

By focusing just on the AM build process, a fundamental part of the production process chain is often overlooked: post-processing.

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AR/AI

How Augmented Reality Can Modernize Aerospace And Defense Manufacturing

Businesses are using AR to overhaul processes, drive efficiencies, reduce manufacturing errors, and improve their bottom line.

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Manned Systems

New Boeing Facility Will Improve V-22 Quality, Safety

Outside of Philadelphia, a 350,000-square-foot facility has been transformed into a modern factory where the Boeing Company will build fuselages for the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

NASA's Orion Spacecraft Is Complete, Assembled, and Ready for Integration Ahead of Final Testing

Lockheed Martin Corporation has finished building the capsule for NASA's Orion spacecraft – the spacecraft for the Artemis 1 mission to...

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Materials

How Additive Manufacturing is Changing the Aerospace Industry

Additive manufacturing was invented more than 30 years ago and, from small beginnings in prototyping, has developed and grown into a $6 billion industry. While additive...

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Materials

Using Thermoplastic Composites for Aerospace Applications

Recent advancements in composite production and processing are making thermoplastics a viable option in a wider array of aerospace applications.

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Materials

High Temperature Graphene-Peek Adhesive

Joining of composites can be a challenging issue. If adhesives are used, the joints are permanent and cannot be undone. If they need to be undone, inserts are often used and these inserts increase cost...

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Defense

Thermoplastic Fuselage Demonstrator

Porcher Industries
Badinières, France
+33 (0)4 74 43 10 10
www.porcher-ind.com

Porcher Industries, a company that specializes in technical textiles and thermoplastic composite solutions,...

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Defense

500 Gallon LOX Trailers

Essex Industries, Inc.
St. Louis, MO
314-832-4500
www.essexindustries.com

Essex Industries recently received an order from the United States Air Force for 500 Gallon LOX Trailers. Shipment of the 32...

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Defense

Torpedo Transducer Array/Nose Shell Assembly

Northrop Grumman Corporation
Falls Church, VA
703-280-2900
www.northropgrumman.com

The U.S. Navy recently awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $9.6 million contract, with...

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Aerospace

Using Heat Pipes to Cool Embedded Computers

Heat pipes are a well-known thermal management solution used in computing applications. Nearly all laptop computers contain some number of heat pipes to effectively remove heat from heat generating...

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Defense

Ensuring the Compliance of Avionics Software with DO-178C

Given the needs to meet the most stringent requirements for reliability, safety, and security resulting in lengthy software development schedules, aerospace and defense projects have...

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Test & Measurement

Assessment of Non-Traditional Isotopic Ratios by Mass Spectrometry for Analysis of Nuclear Activities

The objective of this work is to identify isotopic ratios suitable for analysis via mass spectrometry that distinguish between commercial...

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Aerospace

Gesture-Based Controls for Robots: Overview and Implications for Use by Soldiers

Afuture vision of the use of autonomous and intelligent robots in dismounted military operations is for soldiers to interact with robots as teammates, much like...

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Defense

M1 Abrams Tank Engine Updates

Honeywell Aerospace
Phoenix, AZ
602-365-3099
https://aerospace.honeywell.com

The Honeywell-powered M1 Abrams tank has been a mainstay of the U.S. military’s heavy armored forces for more...

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Aerospace

Electric Rockets and the Future of Satellite Propulsion

Humans have been using rocket propulsion for almost a millennium, starting with Chinese rockets and “fire arrows” in the 13th century and continuing to the modern era's powerful...

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Electronics & Computers

Cooling Your Embedded System: What Can Your Open Standard Architecture Handle?

Embedded computing systems for Mil/Aero applications are often conduction-cooled in an ATR or nonstandard chassis. However, there are many designs that require...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

The Ins and Outs of Spaceflight Passive Components and Assemblies

RF and microwave components deployed in spaceflight applications can experience hundreds of degrees of temperature variation, massive amounts of radiation, and can be expected...

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Electronics & Computers

Clean Sky Open Rotor Engine Components

+44 (0)1527 517 715
www.gkn.com/aerospace

GKN Aerospace has delivered the two rotating frames for a major research program exploring open rotor aero-engine designs with a goal of achieving a 20%...

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Data Acquisition

Designing VME Power Systems With Standard Modules

Military electronics continue to push the performance envelope in all directions. Each new system design faces the same challenges: the need for more processing power, tighter specs, and...

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Aerospace

Development of a Novel Electrospinning System with Automated Positioning and Control Software

Electrospinning is a nanofiber fabrication technique that has grown in popularity due to its potential in numerous biomedical applications. The...

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Aerospace

Designing a Robot to Counter Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices

The use of Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIED) has increased each year. Current anti-VBIED technology is not only expensive, but requires months or years...

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Software

Design Software

Collier Research Corporation
Newport News, VA
757-825-0000
http://hypersizer.com

When announcing the completion of the Bell V-280 tiltrotor fuselage at a press conference, Bell Helicopter leadership...