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Manned Systems

Fixed-Wing Angle eVTOL

New design removes the need for mechanisms to perform active tilting of the wings or rotors, reducing system mass.

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Aerospace

Digitalization in the Aerospace Sector

The aerospace and defense industry has laid ambitious plans to reconcile mobility with sustainability. Sustainable aviation fuels, electrification, hydrogen-powered aircraft and eVTOLS (electric...

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Energy

High-Power Direct Borohydride Fuel Cells

Electrification of the transportation sector is critical to future energy and environmental resilience and will require high-power fuel cells (either standalone or in conjunction with batteries) to...

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Aerospace

Electrified Propulsion for Aerospace: Where to Start?

In the eVTOL marketplace there is no common ground yet regarding the number of propulsion modules.

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Energy

Advancing Hybrid-Electric Propulsion Systems for Sustainable Flight

Hybrid-electric propulsion systems hold clear potential to reduce aircraft carbon dioxide emissions and support the goal of greater sustainability in aviation.

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Manned Systems

Addressing Electromagnetic Compatibility in the Context of Aircraft Electrification

In the current context of aircraft electrification, the aerospace industry needs to address increased design complexity and higher levels of integration,...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Developing Thermoplastic Composites for Use in Commercial Aircraft

Thermoplastic composite materials (TPC) are gaining momentum for use in commercial airplanes and other aerospace applications, including electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

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Energy

Powering Tomorrow: Battery and Electrification Summit Preview

The online Battery and Electrification Summit on June 15 and 16, 2021 offers two days of expert insight, innovation, and emerging applications.

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Propulsion

Hybrid-Electric Plane Concept Could Reduce Air Pollution

The proposed design could reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 95 percent.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Nano Diamond Battery Provides Universal Applicability

Energy is absorbed in the diamond through a process called inelastic scattering, which is used to generate electricity.

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Software

Redesigning the Systems Engineering Process to Speed Development of E-Propulsion Aircraft

OEMs should consider replacing traditional, silo-based approaches to systems engineering with a model-based strategy.

Articles
Propulsion

Designing Connectivity Solutions for an Electric Aircraft Future

Learn how to take on a “follow-the-wire” design approach.

Briefs
Energy

Battery Improvement Enhances Electric Flight and Long-Range Electric Cars

The new battery technology could improve electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft and supercharge safe, long-range electric cars.

Application Briefs
Propulsion

Multiple Sensors Aid in Development of an Electrical Vertical Takeoff and Landing Aircraft

Beta Technologies is putting their Electrical Vertical Takeoff and Landing aircraft (eVTOL) prototype through the wringer.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Preventing Ice Buildup on Electric Aircraft

Afaq Ahmed Abbasi of Northwestern Polytechnical University explains his innovative approach.

News
Manned Systems

OXIS Energy and Bye Aerospace Partner to Develop Advanced Lithium Sulfur Battery Cells for Aviation

Bye Aerospace is looking at OXIS Energy Ltd.’s lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery cell technology to power its future aircraft and air-taxi...

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Unmanned Systems

Honeywell Acquires TruTrak and Expands General Aviation Avionics Portfolio

TruTrak Flight Systems, an autopilot system developer specializing in experimental and light aircraft, will become part of Honeywell Aerospace’s BendixKing. The...

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Aerospace

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...

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Unmanned Systems

Boeing’s CAV Makes First Outdoor Flight

Boeing has successfully completed the first outdoor flight test of its electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) cargo air vehicle (CAV). The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operated in a safe...

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Unmanned Systems

Vertical Aerospace Is Honeywell’s Latest Partner in the UAM Industry

Honeywell International Inc. and Vertical Aerospace Ltd. have agreed to work together to solve urban air mobility’s (UAM’s) technical, regulatory and business...

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Test & Measurement

Boeing Reports on Its Environmental Efforts

In its 2019 Global Environment report, the Boeing Company provides an update on the environmental strategy the company unveiled last year. The strategy identifies 2025 as a target year to...

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Unmanned Systems

Is the Future of Aerial Autonomy up in the Air?

At January’s CES ’19, more than 170 exhibitors showed aerial drones of various shapes and sizes. Potential use cases for these devices appear to be limitless, but technical, legal and...

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Automotive

Transport Canada Grants Astro Aerospace a Flight Test Certificate for Autonomous Urban Air Mobility Vehicle

Astro Aerospace Ltd. of Dallas, Texas has been been granted a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC), a permit for the...

Briefs
Aerospace

Novel Turboelectric Aircraft Design

NASA Langley Research Center has developed a novel aircraft design that can carry 150+ passengers over a range of 3,500 nautical miles. Key features include a turboelectric propulsion system, twin...

Briefs
Aerospace

High-Voltage Power System for Hybrid Electric Aircraft Propulsion

Innovators at NASA’s Glenn Research Center have developed a variable-frequency, alternating current (AC) power system to enable turbo-electric and hybrid electric...

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Aerospace

Stop-Rotor Rotary Wing Aircraft

Some unmanned aircraft designs attempt to combine the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) and hover capabilities of a helicopter with the increased speed and range capabilities of fixed-wing airplanes....

Articles
Aerospace

New Horizons for Aviation Technology

Thanks to advancements developed by NASA, today’s aviation industry is better equipped than ever to safely and efficiently transport passengers to their destinations. In fact, every U.S. aircraft and...

Articles
Aerospace

Zero-Emissions Electric Aircraft: Theory vs Reality

Many different electrically propelled aircraft have been or are soon to be flying. Recently a zero-emissions electric aircraft, Solar Impulse, flew around the world with zero fuel....

Articles
Energy

Designing a Power Generation System for a More-Electric Aircraft

It is theorized that systems and equipment for an All Electric Aircraft (AEA) will be developed 20 years hence as a More-Electric Aircraft (MEA) with no bleed system, which is...