Cavity Ring-Down spectroscopy (CRDS) is a newer IR absorption-based technique made possible by the use of tunable pulsed lasers. Rather than using a broadband (blackbody) emitter as is done with traditional IR techniques, a pulsed laser is tuned across wavelengths into an optical cavity.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has conducted a successful flight test of its advanced airborne navigation solution, Embedded Global Positioning System (GPS) / Inertial Navigation System (INS) Modernization, known as EGI-M.
Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation is a unique surface coating technology that specializes in light metals, aluminum, magnesium and titanium specifically. It enables the lightweighting of components that face extreme environments from a reliable and effective coating process.
As RF device needs become more sophisticated and complex, new simulation software technologies must be ready to enable design teams to achieve higher performance, with greater confidence, and in a timelier manner.
With the rise of additive manufacturing for metallic materials, concerted efforts are underway to integrate the technology into present and future aerospace systems to enhance performance capability, reduce cost, and minimize production lead-times.
Aurora Flight Sciences is developing and testing machine learning-based introspection technologies aimed to enable physical systems, in this case ships, to adapt their control laws as they encounter uncertainties or unexpected events.