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New Products: September 2022 Aerospace & Defense Technology

New products in September 2022.

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Design

Design, Demonstration, and Simulation of the Diode-Pumped Thulium/Holmium (Tm/Ho) Composite Fiber 2.1-μm Laser

This research demonstrates for the first time a polariton laser with coherence reaching the intrinsic limit of single-mode matter-wave lasers.

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Design

The Science of Joining Dissimilar Metals in Aerospace Manufacturing

With the industry’s traditional focus on welding and brazing, there has been minimal formal education on diffusion bonding.

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Imaging

Designing A/D Converters for the James Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has four infrared cameras to view the stars.

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Design

Vibration Testing NASA’s X-57 Maxwell Electric Aircraft

In place of the usual gasoline-powered motors, the X-57 has two all-electric motors powered by traction batteries.

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Connectivity

Hybrid Circulators for mmWave Systems

Circulators are primarily used in transmit-receive systems such as point-to-point radio and radar.

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Electronics & Computers

New Products: August 2022 Aerospace & Defense Technology

New Products for August 2022

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Aerospace

The Digital Cockpit of the Future

Software and automation have enabled a step forward in cockpit design, one that is stripped down to the essentials without sacrificing functionality.

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Pulsed Exposure Toxicity Testing: Method Development and Initial Evaluation for Stormwater Compliance

Preliminary research into modifying whole effluent toxicity testing protocols designed for continuous flow discharges as applied to episodic and/or ephemeral discharges such as those associated with storm water runoff.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Electrokinetics Models for Micro- and Nano-Fluidic Impedance Sensors

Microfluidics- and nanofluidics-based impedance sensors play an important role in the identification of toxic industrial chemicals and pathogens in the biodetection and biodefense arena, but their efficient modeling and design continues to be a challenge.

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Transportation

Joby Aviation Announces Acoustic Data from NASA Testing

AFWERX Agility Prime partner Joby Aviation, a California-based company developing an all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, recently completed developmental...

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Weapons Systems

Short-Takeoff & Landing Capability to be Added to MQ-9B Aircraft

To further extend the versatility of its MQ-9B line of remotely piloted aircraft, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announced that it will begin...

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Communications

Unmanned Aerial System

With its ability to land and take off from unimproved surfaces, Mojave provides options for forward-basing operations without the need for typical airport runways or infrastructure.

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Communications

Design Guidelines for Military and Aerospace PCBs

Printed Circuit Boards are the heart of the electronics industry. They are used in a diverse range of applications starting from consumer electronics to complicated aerospace and...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Evaluation of Future Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Capabilities in an Automated Computer-Aided Wargame

In fiscal year 2016, the Senate Armed Services Committee ordered the Navy to increase its fleet to 355 ships. However, the lack of...

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Design

Developing Design Tools for Outer Space Structures

Achieving affordable space exploration will require lightweight structures for vehicles, solar arrays and antennas. Lightweight materials also will be used for components of structures...

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Unmanned Systems

Autonomous Freight Aircraft Achieves Design/Development Milestones

Natilus, Inc., the U.S. company working to democratize global freight transport by making air cargo more competitive, recently announced major milestones in the design...

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Aerospace

Making Carbon Aircraft Brakes More Environmentally Friendly

For those onboard a commercial jet, the lowering of the landing gear is a familiar sound signaling the home stretch of the flight. Then comes the sound of wheels on the tarmac,...

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Aerospace

Students Engineer a Quieter Future for Drones and Flying Cars

One obstacle to realizing the dream of flying cars is noise — imagine 1,000 leaf blowers intruding over your backyard barbecue. It’s not just flying cars but drones as...

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Semiconductors & ICs

Domestic Supply of Radiation Hardened by Design Microelectronics Technology to Expand

BAE Systems has been awarded a $60 million contract from the Army Contracting Command – Rock Island under the Cornerstone Other Transaction Authority...

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Design

New Airfield Matting System Being Developed

Since the 1940s, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has evaluated expeditionary airfield matting systems that allow military units to quickly build runways, hangar...

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Design

DARPA Completes Key Milestone on Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapons Program

DARPA and the U.S. Air Force (USAF) today announced successful completion of captive carry tests of two variants of the Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept...

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Aerospace

Argonne and Raytheon to Collaborate on Aircraft Engine Design

As fuel is burned in aircraft engines, temperatures reach extremely high levels, necessitating the use of thermal management strategies, such as effusion or film cooling, to...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

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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Robotics, Automation & Control

Digital Twins: How The Digital Replica Concept Is Used By Robotic Systems

Learn how digital twins improve the use and performance of robotic systems.

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Aerospace

Second Vendor F-35 Canopy Testing Completed

Testers from the Holloman High Speed Test Track, in conjunction with members of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office, Lockheed Martin, Martin Baker, and BAE Systems, successfully...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

The Impact of Cyber Cameras on the Intelligence Community

The ability to covertly access and manipulate cyber cameras could provide valuable strategic data for the US intelligence community.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Virtual Factories Accelerate Collaboration, Advance Technologies

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), a non-profit consortium based in Prince George County, Virginia, uses a 3D visualization lab to expand beyond the...

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Design

Inside Story: Allied Motion

Many medical devices — from robotic surgery to autonomous delivery robots in hospitals, to dialysis equipment — use motion control products to operate. Allied Motion’s long and successful experience as a...