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Aerospace

Flight Testing Microvanes and Riblets

The Air Force Operational Energy Office (SAF/IE), the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), and the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) have partnered together in seeking well-developed, commercially viable technologies to reduce drag, and therefore fuel consumption, on a number of USAF legacy aircraft, including the C-17 Globemaster III, C-130 Hercules, and KC-135 Stratotanker.

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Aerospace

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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Materials

Fabrication and Testing of High-Speed Single-Rotor and Compound-Rotor Systems

The X2 Technology Demonstrator recently achieved a level flight speed over 250 knots, proving the basic concept of the coaxial compound configuration.

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News
Manned Systems

Neste Targets Hard-To-Electrify Vehicles for Renewable Diesel

Commercial vehicles run under a wide range of operating conditions and duty cycles – not all are well-suited for battery-electric propulsion, particularly in the near term....

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Data Acquisition

Exploring the Impact of Fuel Data Acquisition Technology on the USMC Expeditionary Energy Command and Control System

Understanding how delays in resource decision making and tactical supply chains relate to operational reach will give commanders the ability to maximize resources.

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Application Briefs
Energy

UAV Fuel Management System

Valcor Engineering was tasked with creating a turn-key fuel management system for a new UAV.

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Articles
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Using Turbine Flow Meters for Aerospace Test and Measurement Applications

Turbine flow meters have long been a preferred technology for obtaining precise measurements of fluid flow in the aerospace industry. In addition to their high...

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Application Briefs
Aerospace

3D Printed Primary Flight Control Component

Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS
Toulouse, France
+49 8381 46 4403
For more info click here

Airbus recently successfully flew Liebherr-Aerospace's 3D printed spoiler...

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Aerospace

Certifying Composite Designs for Aerospace and Defense

Wherever you find newer and particularly larger aircraft these days, you're seeing the use of composite materials. The latest commercial planes, as well as innovative defense prototypes,...

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Articles
Aerospace

Fiber Optic Multi-Sensing Platforms

Eventually, technology advances to the point where solutions that have been “good enough” for decades are no longer “good enough” for the innovations of today. The philosophy of “good enough”...

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Application Briefs
Defense

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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Test & Measurement

Turbine Flow Meters: Technology-of-Choice for Measuring Critical Fluid Flow Applications

The aerospace industry has some of the most difficult operating conditions imaginable. Sensors of all kinds used in this industry must stand up to the...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Real-Time Operating System

Wind River
Alameda, CA
800-545-9463
www.windriver.com

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the largest government-owned defense and aerospace company in Israel, equipped its semi-autonomous...

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Defense

Countering Cybersecurity Threats Against Unmanned Vehicle Systems

As the use of UASs and UAVs increase in the modern battlefield, the need to secure these weapon platforms is of increasing importance as any flaw could have catastrophic...

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Aerospace

Let the Good Times Continue to Roll

It is hard to imagine just how radical the change in fortunes for the world’s major commercial aerospace manufacturers has been in the last few years. Just ten years ago the smart money in aerospace...

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Technology Update
Defense

Propulsion Performance Model for Efficient Supersonic Aircraft

For the design process of the class of aircraft known as an efficient supersonic air vehicle (ESAV), particular attention must be paid to the propulsion system design as a whole...

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Defense

Deploying Next-Generation UAS Platforms with 3U VPX

More powerful. Lighter. Cooler. These are the key criteria for the design of Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) in next-generation Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) platforms, which continue to grow...

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Aerospace

Fanjet Evolution — the Next Steps

The global aerospace sector has always represented the cutting edge of practical technology advancement. When the first military jet engines emerged in the post-war 1940s it was clear that commercial...

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News
Connectivity

Saab Developing New Methods for Optimizing Flight Efficiency

The NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI) awarded Saab a cooperative agreement to prototype and test a new tool for the optimization of air traffic across multiple phases...

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Articles
Aerospace

Electronics Take Charge

Electronic controls are slowly transforming aircraft engines of all types, bringing improved fuel consumption, improved efficiency, and more power. As the functionality of control units for jet engines increases,...

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Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Rotating Detonation-Wave Engines

All Navy aircraft and missiles use gasturbine engines for propulsion. Many ships are also dependent on gasturbine engines to generate both propulsive power and electricity. These engines are fundamentally...

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Physical Sciences

Quantitative Analysis of a Hybrid Electric Humvee for Fuel Economy Improvement

The Army has acquired several hybrid platforms to assess the applicability of hybrid technology for military missions. These hybrid platforms include both series...

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Articles
Aerospace

Modern Military Energy Storage Technology

The risk of human casualties associated with fuel convoys, combined with the long-term cost issues of unreliable technologies, has the military exploring greener, more sustainable options with the...

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Articles
Aerospace

Using Fiber Metal Abradable Seals in Aerospace Turbine Applications

Limiting leakage in aerospace turbo-machinery has been a focus of engineers ever since the advent of the turbine. An increasing number of companies are finding that fiber...

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Aerospace

Alternative Energy and Propulsion Power for Today's U.S. Military

The U.S. military has the most sophisticated weapons systems in the world, but they are fueled and mechanically powered by old technologies. Given the mission of the U.S....

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Role and Performance of the Global Precipitation Measurement Microwave Imager Instrument

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission will initiate a new era in precipitation measurement in terms of its global extent and frequency of...

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