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RF & Microwave Electronics

Army Begins Satcom as a Service Evaluation

The U.S. Army has started fielding commercial satellite communications equipment, bandwidth and services to several units around the globe, under a new pilot that will inform leadership on a...

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Defense

Marines Select Prototypes for Light Armored Vehicle Replacement

The U.S. Marine Corps has selected two companies to design prototype Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle 30mm Autocannon (ARV-30) vehicles. Under a new two-year award, General...

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Test & Measurement

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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Electronics & Computers

New Method to Measure Wind Speed Could Unlock Drones’ Potential

Dr. Marc Compere, associate professor of Mechanical Engineering at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus, recently described a new approach to measuring wind effects.

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Electronics & Computers

DARPA-Funded Research Leads to Quantum Computing Breakthrough

A team of researchers working on the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s (DARPA’s) Optimization with Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum devices (ONISQ) program has...

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Photonics/Optics

Quantum Sensing Atomic Gyroscope

The Defense Science Board identified three areas of quantum technology that will be most relevant to the DoD's technological superiority: sensing, encryption, and communications.

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Materials

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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Weapons Systems

The B-21 Raider Starts Flight Testing

The U.S. Air Force has begun flight testing Northrop Grumman's sixth generation B-21 stealth bomber. Matt Hartman, a freelance photojournalist captured the first flight of the B-21 on Nov. 10 with...

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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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Test & Measurement

Archer Achieves First Untethered Flight with Midnight eVTOL

On Oct. 24, Santa Clara, California-based electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) manufacturer Archer Aviation completed the first flight of its five-seat Midnight...

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Design

RAMFIRE Project Develops, Tests 3D-Printed Aluminum Rocket Engine Nozzle

NASA recently built and tested an additively-manufactured – or 3D printed – rocket engine nozzle made of aluminum, making it lighter than conventional nozzles...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

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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RF & Microwave Electronics

Airbus Tests Single Stick Electric Flight Control System for Prototype eVTOL

Airbus Helicopters has completed a test flight using its FlightLab demonstrator helicopter to evaluate a new single stick electric flight control system...

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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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Manufacturing & Prototyping

New Transatlantic Partnership Targets Hall Thrusters for Spacecraft Electric Propulsion

Pulsar Fusion has announced a new trans-Atlantic partnership funded by the U.K. Space Agency (UKSA) between the space propulsion system manufacturer...

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Test & Measurement

New Synthetic Quantum Nanostructures Program Targets Synthetic Metamaterial Development

Current approaches for quantum computing, sensing, communications, and signal-processing rely on superconducting electronic devices that can...

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Articles
Test & Measurement

Advances in Military Avionics Technologies Create New Challenges for RF Test and Measurement

One of the common features of modern military avionics systems is the adoption of high-frequency and millimeter-wave (mmWave) communications to achieve higher data rates and enhanced resistance to interference.

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Test & Measurement

Bullet Impact Testing of Ammunition and Explosives at Picatinny Arsenal

Bullet impact (BI) is a standard test used to assess ordnance during insensitive munitions (IM) testing, for hazard classification, and for safety evaluations.

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Aerospace

Update on Machine-Learned Correctness Properties

Despite the potential advantages to be derived from employing autonomous systems, evidence-based assurance of dependability is a key to obtaining users’ trust in these systems.

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Test & Measurement

Test Methods for Measuring High Temperature Tensile Properties of Subscale Specimen Geometries for Additively Manufactured Metallic Materials

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.

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Materials

Methodologies and Equipment for Measuring High Temperature Tensile Properties of Subscale Specimen Geometries for Additively Manufactured Metallic Materials (Continued)

Despite the existence of standards, the issue persists where, in general, equipment is unavailable to measure maximum bending strains at elevated test temperatures.

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Test & Measurement

Repeatability and Reproducibility of a Standard Test Method for Measuring Head-Supported Mass Properties

During development of military helmets and HMDs, materiel developers need a valid and repeatable test methodology for measuring their mass properties.

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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

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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Manned Systems

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

AIM-120D-3 Air-to-Air Missile

The U.S. Air Force has completed the functional configuration audit (FCA) of the latest variant of Raytheon Technologies' Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM).

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Data Acquisition

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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