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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Changing How the Aerospace Industry Makes Parts

Today's technology must increase production rates and part quality, while reducing setup times and costs.

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Aerospace

HondaJet Is the Most Delivered Very Light Business Jet in 2019

Honda Aircraft Company’s HondaJet is outpacing its competitors in the very light business jet category with the most aircraft delivered in the first half of 2019, according...

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Aerospace

Eye Tracking Technology

Much debate surrounds the skills shortage burdening the manufacturing sector of aerospace and defense (A&D). Industry 4.0, the Baby Boomer retirement wave, and a lack of properly trained workers underpins this...

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Defense

Nett Warrior

Nett Warrior is the US Army's next generation US integrated soldier system that replaces Land Warrior. It is designed to be an integrated dismounted situational awareness and mission command system for use during combat...

Application Briefs
Defense

Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Vehicles (ARFF)

Oshkosh Defense, LLC
Oshkosh, WI
920-235-9150

Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced that the U.S. Marine Corps has received Milestone C approval to begin...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Combining Software and Hardware for Highly Specialized Multichannel Spectrum Monitoring

Systems specifically designed for spectrum monitoring applications typically acquire RF signals from a reference antenna or downlink, analyze the shape...

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Defense

Fighting for Life in Military Markets

Visits to the Seville headquarters of Airbus Defence & Space (Airbus DS) have often reflected stormy prospects for the company’s large-capacity A400M Atlas transport, which has suffered cost...

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Aerospace

Cellular Satellites: Joint Communications with Integrated Acquisition

It’s a familiar image: a soldier crouching with a radio next to a spidery antenna pointing skyward to reach a distant satellite. But that view of military communications...

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Defense

Getting It Right with Composites

"Composite design and analysis is a highly integrated activity,” said Chris Gear, Chief Technology Officer & Senior Technical Fellow for GKN Aerospace. He noted that how composite material is placed,...

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Aerospace

Commercial Programs Are Flying High

Boeing and Airbus can hardly keep up with demand for 150-seat jets, and both have increased their own monthly production rates to well over 40 aircraft, stretching the capacity of the supply chain to the...

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Defense

Europe's Aerospace Industry Looking Confident

Talk of further consolidation within Europe’s dynamic aerospace sector has been on the lips of industry watchers for several years, but although the major European-based global players have not...

Technology Update
Aerospace

Boeing advances automation with smart and portable orbital drilling tools for 787

Since robotic work cells have proven to be highly effective in certain applications, and the technology is always improving, some might dream of a day when...

Application Briefs
Defense

Armed Scout Helicopter Upgrades

Officials from the Armed Scout Helicopter Project Office, together with the US Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center’s Prototype Integration Facility, announced that the first...

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Aerospace

Evaluating the FPGA Selection Process in Military System Design

As technologies such as digital signal processors (DSPs), field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), and general-purpose processors (GPPs) advance, product and feature...

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Electronics & Computers

Implementing On-Board Cloud Detection on a Reconfigurable Computer

Reconfigurable Computers (RCs) combine traditional microprocessors with field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), and are characterized by lower form/wrap factors compared to...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Improvements in Manufacturing BMI/Fiber Composites Using AFP

A program now in progress is dedicated to making improvements in automated fiber placement (AFP) for the manufacture of advanced composite-material (matrix/fiber) structural...