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Energy

SAE International Extends Call for Abstracts, Seeks Submissions for AeroTech Conference

Engineering Events staff at SAE International in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, have extended the call for abstracts through September 21 for the...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

An Automated System for Multi-Physics Modeling

See how domain-specific tools easily translate scientific thinking into high-performance code.

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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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Aerospace

Industry Invited to Participate in AeroTech Aerospace and Defense Technical Program

SAE International is inviting global participation in its AeroTech® aerospace and defense technology conference and exhibition, which is for the first...

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Electronics & Computers

Thermal Management Techniques in Avionics Cooling

Innovation is carrying airborne technologies farther and higher than ever before, and avionic cooling practices have had to evolve to keep up.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Spacesuit Flow Switch

A spacesuit design adds the precision Model AS-FS Flow Switch from FCI Aerospace.

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Electronics & Computers

New Products: February 2021 Aerospace & Defense Technology

Modeling software, Fiber-optic adhesive, warfighter cameras, and more.

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Test & Measurement

A Prototype Fuel Gauge for Orbit

Liquids aren’t as well behaved in space as they are on Earth. Inside a spacecraft, microgravity allows liquids to freely slosh and float about. The National Institute of Standards and Technology...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Battery Show Teems with All Things Rechargeable

Although electric vehicles (EVs) currently comprise less than 2% of the U.S. light-vehicle market, the transportation sector is bursting with established companies and startup enterprises...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

New Heat Conduction Method for More Efficient Aircraft

An engineer at Virginia Tech has developed an aircraft thermal management technology that stands ready for adaptation into other areas. The planar bridging-droplet thermal diodes...

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Manned Systems

The Electric, Autonomous Revolution Lifts Off

Nearly a quarter-century ago, the Vertical Flight Society, a helicopter-industry group founded in 1943 as the American Helicopter Society, published a graphic dubbed “V/STOL Aircraft and...

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Aerospace

Preventing Ice Buildup on Electric Aircraft

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

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Hydraulic Thermal Bypass Valve

ThermOmegaTech
Warminster, PA
877-379-8258
www.thermomegatech-adg.com

A system supplier to the U.S. Department of Defense recently approached ThermOmegaTech® to obtain a custom...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Modular Biosensor Patch

Researchers are identifying new biomarkers to help monitor cognition and stress in the human body and enhance human performance. Traditional biomarkers like heart rate, temperature, oxygen partial pressure, blood...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Thermostatic Solutions for Temperature Control Applications

The wax-filled thermostatic element was invented in 1936 by Sergius Vernet (1899-1968). Its principal application was in automotive thermostats used in the engine cooling system....

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Aerospace

Unmanned Aerial Refueling Aircraft

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
Poway, CA
858-312-2810
www.ga-asi.com

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is using an integrated fuel tank structure to maximize...

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Weapons Systems

NASA Selects Frontier Aerospace to Continue Development of New Deep Space Thruster

NASA’s Space Technology and Mission Directorate (STMD) awarded Simi Valley, Calif.’s Frontier Aerospace Corporation with “Tipping Point” funding to...

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Software

Designing a High-Speed Decoy Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Drone aircraft and their uses have been evolving quickly, supported by a great deal of ongoing research. One area of increasing interest is the decoy drone, designed to mimic the...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Using Turbine Flow Meters for Aerospace Test and Measurement Applications

Turbine flow meters have long been a preferred technology for obtaining precise measurements of fluid flow in the aerospace industry. In addition to their high...

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Propulsion

Measuring Propellant Stress Relaxation Modulus Using Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer

Structural analysis of solid rocket motors is challenging for several reasons, but the most important of these is the complex behavior of the propellant. The...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Flow Switch

The Model 1100 from Thomas Products (Southington, CT) is an inline flow sensor that monitors insufficient or excessive flow rates of liquids. A magnet-equipped shuttle is displaced at the proper calibrated flow of liquid to...