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Aerospace

Airbus Starts Testing Autonomous Landing, Taxi Assistance on A350 DragonFly Demonstrator

Airbus UpNext, a wholly owned subsidiary of Airbus, has started testing new, on ground and in-flight, pilot assistance technologies on an A350-1000...

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Data Acquisition

F-35 Completes First Flight with Technology Refresh 3 Upgrades

A developmental test team from the 461st Flight Test Squadron conducted the first flight of an F-35 in the Technology Refresh 3 (TR-3) configuration at Edwards Air Force...

Application Briefs
Imaging

Rapidly Adaptable Standards-Compliant Radio

RASOR™, L3Harris’ new Modular Open System Approach (MOSA) solution, delivers next-generation JADC2-enabling capability to the U.S. military.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Ensuring Aircraft Safety by Optimizing Ice Protection Systems

By Boris Marovic and Thierry Olbrechts, Siemens Digital Industries Software

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Communications

InSight Mission Retired by NASA After Four Years on Mars

NASA has officially declared an end to the InSight mission, after recent attempts to communicate with the Mars lander were unsuccessful. The agency made the declaration on Dec. 15,...

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Defense

US Air Force Targets First Flight of B-21 Raider This Year

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air Force are targeting a first flight of the recently unveiled B-21 Raider stealth bomber this year, although the timeline is dependent upon ground...

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Weapons Systems

SDPE’s Rapid Dragon Capability Demonstrated in Norway

The Air Force Rapid Dragon Experimentation Program, led and developed by the Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation (SDPE) office, part of the Air Force...

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Unmanned Systems

Airbus Defence and Space Produces 2,000th Target Drone

For more than 20 years, air defenders around the world have been training with Airbus Defence and Space target drones, ensuring that their countries' air defenses work when it...

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Weapons Systems

PAC-3 Missile Successfully Intercepts Cruise Missile Target

For the first time, the U.S. Army used a newly developed Lockheed Martin communication technology to help a PAC-3 missile intercept a cruise missile target.

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Manned Systems

Orion Spacecraft Launched to Moon on Historic Artemis I Mission

With the backdrop of a Florida starlit sky, NASA's Artemis I mission, with the Lockheed Martin-built Orion spacecraft on top, launched to the Moon and propelled the world...

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Aerospace

AFTC Gains New Test Capability

As weapon system designers continue to innovate for the defense of the nation, the Air Force Test Center must advance the test capabilities available to develop and prove the superiority of those systems...

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Manned Systems

Air Force Pioneers the Future of Synthetic Jet Fuel

Jet fuel relies on a complex network of drillers, refiners, and shippers, but those who were near the Hsu STEM Range in Laurel Hill, Florida recently heard the sound of a small jet...

Articles
Electronics & Computers

The Role of DevSecOps in Modern Edge Systems

DevSecOps in the IT domain implies that any infrastructure can be created with a set of scripts and all the testing and integration can be automated.

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AR/AI

Making Machines Curious

Remote and autonomous vehicles are now helping us make discoveries in places where humans cannot easily go.

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Aerospace

From the Editor: Time to Ride

Bruce Bennett on retirement.

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Photonics/Optics

Designing Multi-Channel Microwave Radio Systems Using Optical Interconnects

Imagine if it was possible to build multi-channel microwave radio systems leveraging optical rather than copper interconnects.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Solving Military Satellite, Radar and 5G Communications Challenges with GaN-on-SiC MMIC Power Amplifiers

Systems need to meet higher gain targets but not if it comes with any increases in cost and complexity, or size and weight.

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Weapons Systems

Advanced Airborne Defensive Laser for Incorporation on Strike Fighter Aircraft

Short-range missiles pose a significant threat to U.S. strike fighters.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Additive Manufacturing Utilizing a Novel In-Line Mixing System for Design of Functionally Graded Ceramic Composites

Exploring the development of a direct ink writing system with multimaterial and in-line mixing capabilities for printing inks composed of high solids-loaded ceramic particulate suspensions.

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Aerospace

Hierarchical Diamond-Based Ceramic Composites

This research developed and utilized advanced processing, modeling, and micromechanical tools.

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Biobased Carbon Fibers and Thermosetting Resins for Use in DOD Composites Applications

The aim was to use renewable resources derived from plants and other sources to prepare high-performance carbon fiber and thermosetting matrix resins with high strength and high thermal resistance.

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Defense

MOVPE Growth of LWIR AlInAs/GaInAs/InP Quantum Cascade Lasers: Impact of Growth and Material Quality on Laser Performance

Quantum cascade lasers are compact coherent optical sources that emit over a wide wavelength range in the mid- to long-infrared as well as into part of the terahertz spectrum.

Application Briefs
Imaging

Real-Time Signal Analyzer

Jamming and spoofing, two types of intentional disruption of communications, are ever-increasing threats, and getting ever more difficult to combat.

Application Briefs
Defense

Through-Wall Imaging System

Camero-Tech has launched the Xaver™ 1000, a new generation of the Camero Xaver™ product line.

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Power

Main Propulsion Electric Motor

DRS announced that it has completed factory acceptance testing and shipment of the first production unit of the main propulsion motor for the U.S. Navy’s new Columbia Class submarine.

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Weapons Systems

B-2 Spirit Modernization

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air Force are continuing enhancements to the B-2 Spirit Stealth bomber fleet.

Products
Electronics & Computers

New Products

The new products for December 2022.

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Aerospace

Why are Aerospace & Defense Companies Embracing Additive Manufacturing?

It’s no longer a question of when metal additive manufacturing will become an accepted, reliable production technology, particularly in aerospace and defense.

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Electronics & Computers

Simplifying Power Design with Modular Architectures

The design of complex, high-power DC-to-DC converter architectures poses some challenges to engineers developing aerospace and military-grade power systems.