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Robotics, Automation & Control

Autonomous and Resilient Management of All-Source Sensors for Navigation Assurance

As the number and type of sensors informing a system increases, so does the probability of corrupting the system with sensor modeling errors, signal interference, and undetected faults.

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Materials

Review of Recent Capability Improvements in Ultrashort Pulse Laser Sources: Closing the Relevancy Gap for Directed Energy Applications

The horizon for directed energy (DE) applications, using ultrashort pulse lasers (USPLs), is quickly approaching.

News
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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Data Acquisition

Influence of Leading-Edge Oscillatory Blowing on Time-Accurate Dynamic Store Separation

Developing an understanding of, and potentially controlling, pitch bifurcation could improve weapons delivery.

Articles
Defense

Critical Communications Break Out of the Analog Mold

Once firmly rooted in its analog origins, critical communications is now steadily evolving to provide enhanced situational awareness. The latest public safety and military communications...

News
Manned Systems

How Has Automation Transformed Aviation?

Over the past year, the aviation industry has consistently been in the news over unfortunate circumstances. One topic that has been highlighted as a potential failure point is automated systems in...

News
Propulsion

Allied Aircraft Piston Engines of World War II, 2nd Edition Has Been Expanded to Include New Images and Information

Originally published in 1995 and held in high regard, Allied Aircraft Piston Engines of World War II is Graham White’s...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

New Zealand and LeoLabs Establish the First Low-Earth Orbit Regulatory Platform

LeoLabs, Inc. of Menlo Park, California has deployed the world's first dedicated regulatory platform for low-Earth orbit (LEO): the Space Regulatory and...

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Weapons Systems

Gaming Tech Helps Apache Maintainers Reduce Training Time

Lockheed Martin Corporation has released the latest version of RELY3D, its advanced visualization and training tool for sensor system maintainers working on the Boeing AH-64...

Articles
Defense

Beyond VMEbus A New Concept

Deployability and life-cycle management of large and disparate collections of weapons, combat and C4ISR computing systems is one of the most critical challenges facing the Department of Defense today. Numerous...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

First Air-Worthy Metal-Printed RF Filter Ready for Takeoff

Within the aerospace industry, 2016 and onwards could be looked upon as the tipping point for direct metal printing (DMP), as the technology increasingly made the jump beyond...

Articles
Aerospace

Laser Detecting Systems

Whether engaged in an asymmetric fight with an insurgent or a conventional battle with a “near-peer” adversary, today's battlefield presents combatants with significant challenges. Rapidly advancing technology and...

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Materials

Phonon Confinement Effect in TiO₂ Nanoparticles as Thermosensor Materials

TiO2 or ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) have a very strong finite-size dependency in their Raman spectra or photoluminescence (PL) spectra due to the phonon...

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Photonics/Optics

Designing for Compressive Sensing: Compressive Art, Camouflage, Fonts, and Quick Response Codes

Compressive sensing (CS) is a relatively new field that has caused a lot of excitement in the signal processing community. It has superseded...

Articles
Aerospace

Multi-Domain Command and Control (MDC2)

We are at an inflection point in the evolution of warfare. While technology is rapidly increasing pace, it is also creating an expansion into multiple, parallel domains, and giving enemy forces more...

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Materials

pH-Dependent Spin State Population and ¹⁹F NMR Chemical Shift Via Remote Ligand Protonation in An Iron(II) Complex

The development of transition metal-based molecules and materials that can be switched between low-spin and high-spin...

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Test & Measurement

Vapor Pressure Data and Analysis for Selected Organophosphorous Compounds: DIBMP, DCMP, IMMP, IMPA, EMPA, and MPFA

Knowledge of the physical properties of materials is critical for understanding their behavior in the environment as well as...

Articles
Aerospace

Uncertainty Propagation for Force Calibration Systems

There are several labs operating throughout the world that do not follow a designated guideline for calculating measurement uncertainty for force calibrations. Realizing the need for...

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Aerospace

Development of Photoacoustic Sensing Platforms

In recent years, photoacoustic spectroscopy (PAS) has emerged as an attractive and powerful technique well suited for sensing applications. The development of high-power radiation sources and...

Articles
Energy

Solar Powering UAVs

One of the largest problems facing the aerospace industry involves size, weight, and power (SWaP) analysis and the increasing size of payloads with typically a finite amount of power to drive ever more demanding systems....

Articles
Defense

Interoperability Standards Pave the Way for Modular Robotic Manipulators

Unmanned vehicles have long been used by the military to handle situations characterized by the three Ds: dull, dirty, and dangerous. As the use of unmanned ground...

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Data Acquisition

Luminescence Materials as Nanoparticle Thermal Sensors

The purpose of this research program was to create and study novel luminescence particles (phosphors} capable of sensing and retaining the time-temperature information to which they were...

Application Briefs
Defense

Advanced Simulation Technology

RGB Spectrum
Alameda, CA
510-814-7000
www.rgb.com

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is the Department of Defense's next generation strike aircraft weapon system for the Navy, Air Force, Marines,...

Articles
Defense

Multiple Node Networking Using PCIe Interconnects

PCI Express (PCIe) interconnects, and how they can be used to support multiple node low latency data transfers over copper or optical cables, is gaining momentum in embedded computing...

Briefs
Aerospace

A Modular Approach to Video Designation of Manipulation Targets for Mobile Manipulators

Currently fielded EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) robots are limited in terms of both mechanical ability and autonomous capabilities when compared to...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Multifunctional Core-Shell and Nano-Channel Design for Nano-Sized Thermosensor

This work focused on developing novel nano-sized thermal sensors based on a multifunctional core/shell and nano-channel design that can be used to measure...

Technology Update
Defense

Signal Compression Technology Enables E-Fan's Flight, Potential Enhanced 'Black Box' Possibilities

V-Nova Ltd. demonstrated the capabilities of its PERSEUS data compression technology for aerospace applications as part of Airbus’...

Technology Update
Defense

TRB Turns Composites Focus to Aerospace Sector

TRB Lightweight Structures Ltd. recently released an aerospace-grade lightweight honeycomb composite panel designed for interior applications, expanding the application areas for its range of...

Application Briefs
Defense

Autonomous Aerial Refueling

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

Earlier this year, Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy successfully demonstrated fully autonomous aerial...