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Test & Measurement

Ensure Aerospace Composite Quality with Force Measurement, Material Testing

Force measurement and material testing is an essential process for product designers and manufacturers to ensure part integrity, and to gain insightful data for creating the highest quality composite components.

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Data Acquisition

Navy Deploys Automated Energy Assessment Tools to the Fleet

Engineers at the Naval Sea Systems Command have achieved an important milestone with the installation of the Global Energy Information System (GENISYS) suite onboard DDG 51...

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Test & Measurement

Collins Opens $14 Million Aerospace Additive Manufacturing Facility in Iowa

Collins Aerospace celebrated the opening of a $14 million expansion to its additive manufacturing facility in West Des Moines, Iowa last week. The 9,000 square...

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Test & Measurement

Air Force to Inspect KC-135 Fleet for Non-Conforming Tail Pins

The Air Force is directing inspections of KC-135 tanker aircraft for a non-conforming part in the vertical tail assembly. The Time Compliance Technical Order (TCTO) restricts...

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Software

US Air Force Test Center Invests $287 Million in Flight Test Instrumentation

Curtiss-Wright has been awarded a 10-year, $287 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) – Air Force...

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Power

BMW Reapproaches Hydrogen

Automakers have raised and dashed hopes for using hydrogen to power cars and trucks, including General Motors’ notorious 2007 promise that it would sell 1 million fuel-cell vehicles annually (actual number:...

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Energy

Proposed Standards and Methods for Leak Testing Lithium-Ion Battery Packs

Battery packs, whether made of prismatic, cylindrical, or pouch cells, are cooled by common automotive thermal management systems.

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Power

New Products

The new products for December 2022, including self-encrypting drives, ruggedized computing modules, a 25-hour flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder, and more.

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Aerospace

Laboratory Test Requirements for Marine Shock Isolation Seats

This research provides preliminary guidance for laboratory testing of marine shock isolation seats.

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Weapons Systems

Air Force Conducts Aircrew Chemical Weapon Protection Test

The Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing and the 28th Test and Evaluation Squadron recently executed an in-flight vapor purge test in a F-15E Strike...

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AR/AI

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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Test & Measurement

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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Test & Measurement

Evaluation and Test Requirements for Liquid Rocket Engines

This Standard establishes test and evaluation requirements related to the development, qualification (or certification), and acceptance (flight production unit) of liquid propellant rocket engines and associated propulsion systems.

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Test & Measurement

Aerospace Vehicle Survivability Facility Helps Reduce Aircraft Losses

The new National Defense Strategy will focus on the building of a more lethal military force, the strengthening of U.S. alliances while establishing new partnerships,...

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Materials

NASA to Increase Sustainable Aircraft Manufacturing with HiCAM

One of the aeronautical challenges of the 21st century is finding a way to quickly construct new, sustainable aircraft. Hi-Rate Composite Aircraft Manufacturing (HiCAM), one...

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Unmanned Systems

Advancing Metrology at Mach Speed

Drone-mounted inspection tools are breaking barriers for the F-35.

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Test & Measurement

New Products

Single-board systems, self-encrypting drives, custom capacitor assemblies, and more.

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Test & Measurement

Testing EMI Materials for Battlefield Applications

The testing of EMI materials must be rigorous and designed to predict performance over the lifetime of a material.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Quality Management Experts Provide Guidance on AS9100 Standard, Equipment Calibration

Quality management professionals across the global aerospace and defense community discuss the AS9100 international standard, audits, and equipment...

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Design

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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Test & Measurement

Mapping Performance Variations to See How Lithium-Metal Batteries Fail

Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have identified the primary cause of failure in a state-of-the-art lithium-metal battery.

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Photonics/Optics

Facing 5G New Radio (NR) Test Challenges

The use of CA, MIMO, and beamforming technologies will lead to more antennas and radio ports that need to be tested.

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Test & Measurement

An Immersive Solution for Thermally Safer EV Batteries

An R&D project indirectly leads to potentially greater power density, EV range, and battery life.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

The Purpose of Mixed-Effects Models in Test and Evaluation

While Defense Test and Evaluation (T&E) is different from agriculture, data attributes can be surprisingly similar.

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Test & Measurement

MIL-DTL-32628/01-X Reusable EMI Shield Termination Band on MIL-DTL-38999 Electrical Connector Accessory Braid Termination/Tensile Qualification Test

A series of reusable bands were evaluated for tensile strength performance.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

From AUVSI 2021: Man’s Next-Best Friend

One of the most interesting — and definitely the most entertaining — technologies on display at this year’s AUVSI XPONENTIAL trade show was Boston Dynamics’s aptly named Spot robot.

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Unmanned Systems

Portable Engine Test Stand

Sky Power’s SRE180 test stand provides a test solution for the Wankel engine SP-180 SRE hybrid.

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Weapons Systems

New Products

A folded zoom lens, miniature rotary encoders, starter generator control, and more.

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Aerospace

Advanced CT Inspection and Data Analysis

Learn about the ways to ensure that your composite designs are structurally sound.

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