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Design

Anti-Phase Noise Suppression Rotor Technologies

Acoustic optimization for anti-phase asymmetric rotor.

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Unmanned Systems

Precision Micromotors

The Mars helicopter features six brushed DC motors.

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Motion Control

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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Unmanned Systems

Deceiving the Enemy: These Are the Drones You Are Looking For

See how the US military can decrease risk to air and ground combatants by causing adversaries to expend resources.

Application Briefs
Imaging

Helicopter Cabin Computer

Abaco’s hardware platforms will be deployed at the heart of a new helicopter cabin computer.

Application Briefs
Weapons Systems

Damage & Repair Tracker

The UK's fleet of Merlin Mark 2 helicopters has been testing the tlmNexus' Damage & Repair Tracker (DaRT).

Articles
Aerospace

Mars 2020 – Building Perseverance

Tech Briefs spoke with NASA’s Keith Comeaux, Deputy Project Chief Engineer, to learn more about the helicopter heading to Mars.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Advanced Assembly Solutions for the Airbus RACER Joined-Wing Configuration

The Rapid And Cost Effective Rotorcraft (RACER) demonstrator is being developed by Airbus Helicopters (AH) to further validate the compound rotorcraft configuration.

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Communications

Light Attack Reconnaissance Helicopter Secures Vertical Lift Dominance

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, recently introduced RAIDER XTM, its concept for an agile, lethal and survivable compound coaxial helicopter.

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Aerospace

Celebrating Women in Engineering & Science: Jasmin Moghbeli, NASA Astronaut

Moghbeli has accumulated more than 150 combat missions and 2,000 hours of flight time in more than 25 different aircraft.

Application Briefs
Propulsion

Attack Reconnaissance Helicopter

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, recently announced a new rotorcraft, Bell 360 Invictus,

Application Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Robotic Helicopter

Steadicopter's Black Eagle 50 unmanned helicopter has been upgraded.

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Test & Measurement

Sensing Applied Load and Damage Effects in Composites with Nondestructive Techniques

Determine the effects of applied load on a composite structure.

Briefs
Nanotechnology

Pearl-Like Coating Enhances Lightweight Armor

By mimicking the outer coating of pearls (nacre or mother of pearl), researchers created a lightweight plastic that is 14 times stronger and eight times lighter (less dense) than steel. It could...

Application Briefs
Robotics, Automation & Control

Unmanned Helicopter Drone

A Robinson-22 helicopter converted into an unmanned drone successfully completed in-air programmed missions.

Application Briefs
Aerospace

Ultra-Light Rocket Launchers

Arnold Defense
Arnold, MO
636-296-5417
www.arnolddefense.com

Arnold Defense has been awarded a $53.8 million contract for the delivery of 2.75-inch rocket launchers and sub components to support...

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Aerospace

Hybrid Ultra-Low VOC and Non-HAP Rain Erosion Coatings

Numerous military aircraft and shipboard surfaces, such as radomes, antennas, gun shields, wing leading edges, and helicopter blade leading edges, are coated with a specialized...

News
Imaging

BendixKing and Airwork Are Developing Cockpit Upgrades for the Often Overlooked Small- and Medium-Sized Helicopter Market

Honeywell International Inc.’s subsidiary BendixKing is working with Airwork New Zealand to develop Supplemental...

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Manned Systems

Like a Good Neighbor, Impossible Aerospace Flew over to a Nearby Construction Fire to Help Locate Hotspots for First Responders

When a four-alarm fire started burning at a Santa Clara, California construction site down the street from...

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Test & Measurement

MTSI’s Latest Project Gives Fixed-Wing Aircraft Vertical Cargo Lift Capabilities

Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI), an engineering services and technology company based in Alexandria, Virginia, has developed an unconventional...

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Imaging

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...

News
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Sikorsky’s Autonomous Black Hawk Helicopter Takes Flight

Lockheed Martin Corporation subsidiary Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation tested a new full-authority, fly-by-wire flight control technology kit for the first time on a Sikorsky...

Application Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Helicopter Load Sensor

Sensor Technology Ltd.
Banbury, Oxon, UK
01869 238400
www.torqsense.com

A newly developed intelligent wireless helicopter load sensor has a choice of two displays, offering simple or comprehensive data...

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Aerospace

Multirole Utility Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters
Marignane Cedex, France
+33 (0)4 42 85 60 51
helicopters.airbus.com

Airbus Helicopters will be providing an additional four H225M (previously known as the Eurocopter EC725)...

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Electronics & Computers

Evaluation of Aeronautical Design Standard – 33 Using a UH-60A Black Hawk

In 1982, the U.S. Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate (AFDD), then assigned under the U.S. Army Aviation Systems Command (AVSCOM), began development of a new...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Synthetic Aperture Radar for Helicopter Landing in Degraded Visual Environments

The development of sensors to assist helicopter landing in degraded visual environments (DVEs) is currently an important US Army requirement addressing the...

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Test & Measurement

Exhaust Plume Analyzer

Exhaust plumes emanating from smoke stacks at power plants or other industrial facilities can have adverse impacts on local aviation during periods of calm winds. Adverse impacts can be exacerbated if the temperature is low or the atmosphere is unstable. While low oxygen concentrations and elevated temperatures inside the...

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Aerospace

Power Line Detection System for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Electrical power lines pose a serious crash hazard to helicopters and other air-based vehicles, especially small aerial vehicles such as unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). This is because power lines are so widespread, hard to see, and strung at roughly the same height above the ground at...

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Aerospace

VinFast: Vietnam’s First Car Company Has Big Ambitions

Our helicopter dives through the heavy rain clouds, banking sharply as it races towards the waterfront in Haiphong Harbor, rotor blades whop-whop-whopping as we come in just above...