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Turkey's KAAN Combat Aircraft Completes First Flight

The first combat aircraft to be domestically developed in Turkey, the fifth generation KAAN, completed its first flight on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024. Several executives and partners of...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Mistakes to Avoid When Integrating a Battery Test System

It’s not easy to configure a battery cycle test system for EV batteries and similar high-power batteries. This article covers the mistakes that engineers sometimes make when integrating a battery test system.

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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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Test & Measurement

Hermeus Quarterhorse Joins Hypersonic High Cadence Testing Program

Prompted by recent investments and advancement from the commercial and non-traditional sector, DIU started the Hypersonic and High-Cadence Airborne Testing Capabilities...

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Energy

Freudenberg Battery Lab Design Considered Human, Environmental Safety

As more OEMs and suppliers begin developing and manufacturing batteries for EVs, many are discovering the specific needs of a testing program. Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has answered that need by adding such a facility to existing R&D space at its headquarters in Plymouth, Mich.

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Test & Measurement

Spaceflight Operators Seek Learning Period Extension, More Flight Testing

Commercial spaceflight operations need an extension of the Federal Aviation Administration's moratorium on new regulations for space travel that expires at the...

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Test & Measurement

Moonlighter Satellite to Host First On-Orbit Cybersecurity Challenge

Moonlighter reached low earth orbit July 5 after a short visit at the International Space Station (ISS) and is on track for its inaugural mission: to host an on-orbit...

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Design

NASA Tests Artemis II Crew Seat and Flight Suit

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and NASA worked together over the last two weeks of April 2023 along with other industry partners, such as Lockheed Martin, to test the most current...

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Test & Measurement

MQ-25, H-1 Test Next-Gen Satellite Communications

The Marine Corps' UH-1Y helicopter completed an initial flight to test the data transmission of the new Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) Satellite Communications (SATCOM) capability...

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Manned Systems

NASA Seeks Space Technologies for Suborbital and Orbital Flight Tests

NASA’s 2023 TechFlights solicitation is now open! Through TechFlights, researchers from U.S.-based industry, academia, and private research institutions can test...

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Data Acquisition

Lockheed Martin CubeSats Demonstrate Essential Maneuvers for On-Orbit Servicing

Lockheed Martin’s In-space Upgrade Satellite System (LM LINUSS™) accomplished a successful on-orbit demonstration, proving how small satellites can serve...

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Weapons Systems

Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Test Completed from Vandenberg

A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle at...

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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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Aerospace

The Distributed Extreme Environment Drive System (DEEDS)

DEEDS is made up of a highly capable avionic motion control system that is integrated with a modular mechanical drive system.

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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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Test & Measurement

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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Sensors/Data Acquisition

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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Research Lab

Oscillating Heat Pipes Tested for Use in Space

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has released the results from its Advanced Structurally Embedded Thermal Spreader Two (ASETS-II). The AFRL experiment was 100% effective in testing...

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Power

New Products

New products in September 2022.

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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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Power

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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Electronics & Computers

Virtual Flight-Test Campaign Paving Way for A321XLR’s First Flight

The construction and equipment installation phases for the three A321XLR flight-test aircraft are rapidly nearing completion in the FAL in Hamburg before the first of...

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Test & Measurement

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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Unmanned Systems

An Holistic Approach to Verifying Cybersecurity in Design

A powerful new generation of test and sim solutions aims to address specific security concerns associated with automotive designs.

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Government

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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Products
Test & Measurement

New Products

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

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Aerospace

Kauai Test Facility Launches Its Largest Missile

The largest missile ever to launch from Sandia’s Kauai Test Facility in Hawaii has shown the storied test range is still growing to meet the testing needs of advanced weapons systems....

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

New Weapons Testing System Produces Richer Data, Saves Time and Money

A team of Sandia National Laboratories engineers developed a new testing capability in support of its nuclear weapons mission. The team completed their first...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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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