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Electronics & Computers

Test Strategies to Track Hypersonic Threats

Hypersonic weapons, unlike ballistic missiles, take unpredictable paths and can evade missile defense systems. To counter hypersonic technologies, radar engineers must build systems that have no...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Molded RF Materials for Hypersonic Sensors and Seekers

Hypersonics and the materials needed therein are critical to both our nation’s defense and our national economy, says one feature writer.

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Energy

Propulsion System for Hypersonic Flight

The system could allow for flight speeds of Mach 6 to 17 and would have applications in air and space travel.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Cleaner, Faster Flight is on the Horizon

These 6 advancements are leading us to cleaner, faster aircraft.

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Software

High-Fidelity Sonic Boom Propagation Tool

The sBOOMTraj software tool predicts and mitigates ground noise generated during supersonic flight.

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Software

Embracing the Digital Transformation in Aerospace & Defense

The aerospace & defense (A&D) industry has always been known for great innovation and high expectations. Even during the difficult times with the impact of COVID-19,...

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Power

Supersonic Spike Diffuser

This diffuser provides double the pumping efficiency in one-quarter the space.

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Wearables

Products of Tomorrow

Heartbeat-based biometrics, sonic-boom displays, and an artificial leaf.

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Aerospace

Schlieren System Captures Brilliant Shockwave Images

Supersonic flight over land is generally prohibited because sonic booms created by shockwaves disturb people on the ground and can damage property. Armstrong innovators are working to...

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Software

Software Accelerates Engine Development for Hypersonic Flight

A numerical modeling tool allows for a better understanding of rotating detonation engines (RDEs).

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Defense

Raytheon, DARPA Push Forward with Hypersonic Weapon Design

Raytheon Company and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have made progress in hypersonic flight with the Tactical Boost Glide (TBG) hypersonic weapons program....

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Defense

Northrop Grumman Will Fit Its Scramjet Combustors to Raytheon’s Hypersonic Missile

Unlike vehicles with conventional rocket engines, which carry oxygen onboard, the Northrop Grumman’s hypersonic propulsion system – which first...

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Defense

Lockheed Martin Announces Latest Hypersonic Progress at Le Bourget

Lockheed Martin Corporation successfully flight tested the AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) on a U.S. Air Force Boeing B-52 Stratofortress. The captive...

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Defense

Raytheon, UTC Merger Will Direct $8B R&D Budget Toward Hypersonics, Cybersecurity, AI, and Next-Gen Connected Aircraft

Almost exactly seven months after United Technologies Corporation (UTC) completed its acquisition of Rockwell Collins...

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Imaging

Video Graphics Modules

WOLF Advanced Technology
Stouffville, Ontario, Canada
905-852-1163
https://wolfadvancedtechnology.com

WOLF Advanced Technology (“WOLF”) recently announced that NASA has chosen two WOLF video...

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Electronics & Computers

Modular Cross-Platform System Gives High-Speed Pilots Better Visual Aids

The ability to fly at supersonic speed without producing unsettling sonic booms would re-open a path to faster commercial aviation. In pursuit of aerodynamics that...

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Automotive

Aerion and Honeywell Collaborate on Revolutionary Flight Deck for Supersonic Bizjet

Aerion Supersonic in Reno, Nevada, and Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix are collaborating on a revolutionary, connected cockpit for the Aerion AS2,...

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Automotive

GE Aviation Debuts Affinity, First Civil Supersonic Engine in 55 Years

GE Aviation engineers have completed the initial design of the first supersonic engine purpose-built for business jets. GE’s Affinity turbofan engine class integrates...

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Propulsion

Aerion AS2 Supersonic Bizjet on Track for Trans-Atlantic Crossing in 2023

The AS2 industry team – comprising Aerion in Reno, Nevada; Lockheed Martin in Bethesda, Maryland; GE Aviation in Evendale, Ohio; and Honeywell in Morris Plains,...

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Aerospace

Air Force Research Laboratory

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, was formed in October 1997 through the consolidation of four former Air Force laboratories and the Air Force...

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Test & Measurement

Optical Method for Detecting Displacements and Strains at Ultra-High Temperatures During Thermo-Mechanical Testing

NASA's Langley Research Center has developed an optical method for detecting displacements and strains at ultra-high temperatures during thermo-mechanical testing. This innovation will provide displacement and strain measurements in...

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Aerospace

Using Aerial Towing to Study Sonic Booms

Researchers at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) recently completed a study of the feasibility of aerial towing an unpiloted, sub-scale vehicle to supersonic flight conditions to examine...

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Software

Automating Optimization and Design Tasks Across Disciplines

When tackling modern engineering projects, designers must consider not only engineering parameters, but also such key factors as cost, safety, and environmental impact. To exploit...

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Test & Measurement

Simulating and Analyzing Flow for an Air-to-Air Refueling System

Long-range bombers may have missions halfway around the world. Fighter jets may have to stay in the air longer than their relatively small fuel tanks will allow, or may find...

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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...

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Aerospace

Distributed Propulsion Concepts and Superparamagnetic Energy Harvesting Hummingbird Engine

A new engine concept from NASA’s Glenn Research Center allows for truly distributed propulsion. The concept enables airframe and system modularity...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Pyrotechnically Actuated Gas Generator Using Aqueous Methanol

The largest supersonic parachute ever developed is one of the test articles on the Supersonic Flight Dynamics Test (SFDT) vehicle of the Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD)...

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Materials

Thermal Management Coating (TMC)

An experimental study was conducted in conjunction with the research and development program at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) on thermal protection systems (TPS) for aerospace applications, a...

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Aerospace

NACA to NASA: 100 Years of Aeronautics Innovation

Streamlined aircraft bodies, quieter jet engines, techniques for preventing icing, drag-reducing winglets, lightweight composite structures, and so much more are an everyday part of flying...