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Aerospace

5G Cellular to 5G.MIL® Pilot Network Data Transfer Demonstrated

Lockheed Martin and AT&T securely and rapidly transferred UH-60M Black Hawk health and usage data through an AT&T 5G private cellular network and Lockheed...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Flight-Testing of New Airbus A321XLR Gathers Momentum

Following the maiden flight of A321XLR development aircraft MSN11000, two more prototypes, currently in advanced stages of manufacture, will join the certification flight-test...

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Aerospace

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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Power

New Products: September 2022 Aerospace & Defense Technology

New products in September 2022.

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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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Propulsion

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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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Engineers Assess Flow Quality in Wind Tunnel Test Facility

Engineers at the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex don’t always go with the flow. They realize that flow must be examined from time to time, as good flow quality is...

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Defense

New Technology Demonstrated During Arctic Exercise

During a multi-service exercise, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) successfully demonstrated a...

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Data Acquisition

B-21 Raider Passes First Loads Calibration Test

In early May, Northrop Grumman successfully completed the first — and most critical — loads calibration test of the first B-21 aircraft. The recent test is one of three major conditions...

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Test & Measurement

Scientists Work to Enhance Faster-Than-Sound Jet Engines

Almost 75 years ago, U.S. Air Force pilot Chuck Yeager became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound. Engineers have been pushing the boundaries of ultrafast flight...

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Test & Measurement

Optical Flow Visualization Applied to Jet Engine Testing

Working together with a local business and academic professionals at the University of Tennessee Space Institute, Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) team members at...

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Photonics/Optics

Multimode Optical Fiber Sensing

Although a vast majority of fiber optic strain sensors use single mode fiber, multimode fiber has a higher nonlinear threshold that enables higher light levels and lower noise.

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Test & Measurement

ERDC Begins Testing with World’s Largest Heavy Vehicle Simulator

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) completed assembly on the world’s largest heavy vehicle simulator (HVS), the “Titan,” at the end of...

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Imaging

Research Could Lead to Noise Reduction in Aircraft Engines

Through a Small Business Innovative Research contract awarded to MetroLaser, Inc., by the U.S. Navy, a system is being developed to measure the gas velocity of engine exhaust to...

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Test & Measurement

Space Industry Test Challenges

Avionics engineering teams should minimize testing time to accelerate the pace of innovation required for the next era of space exploration.

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Electronics & Computers

New Products: February 2022 Aerospace & Defense Technology

CAD software, torque sensors, HD lenses, and more.

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Photonics/Optics

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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Imaging

Coastal Lidar and Radar Imaging System (CLARIS) Lidar Data Report

The Army analyzed shoreline change, dune volume, beach volume, beach slope, and cumulative elevation change along the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina.

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Aerospace

Satellite Paves the Way for Improved Storm Tracking

Microwave radiometers on current satellites are about the size of a washing machine. On TROPICS’ small satellites, the radiometers are about the size of a coffee mug.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

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.

Briefs
Data Acquisition

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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Electronics & Computers

Space-Qualified Crystal Oscillators

Learn the performance parameters that must be considered when choosing the optimum quartz crystal oscillator for a space application.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Software Enables New-Age, Flexible Test Solution for Analog and Digital Radios

Radios are a staple of naval operations but their standards must change to keep up with the times.

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Test & Measurement

Ka-Band Front-End Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs) and Transmit/Receive (T/R) Modules Testing

Gallium nitride monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) technology has superior performance in power amplifier applications.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

New Products: June 2021 Aerospace & Defense Technology

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

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Aerospace

Open System Software for Critical Applications

Make sure that you have a fully integrated, automated approach to test and requirements traceability.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Navigation Unit

This contract paves the way for the mass production of navigation units for subsequent launches of VEGA-C and other space missions.

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Test & Measurement

Improving Transmit/Receive Module Test Accuracy and Throughput

A vector network analyzer (VNA) extension unit can support a wide range of measurements in a compact, individually configurable design.

Products
Robotics, Automation & Control

New Products: April 2021 Aerospace & Defense Technology

Conductive gaskets, an explosive atmosphere test branch, and hydraulic aircraft sealing systems.