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Air Caster Technology

If there is a prime example of the need for friction-free, precise and delicate equipment movement in the aerospace and defense industries, satellite positioning during the testing cycle should be at the top of the...

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Photonics/Optics

3D Meta-Optics for High-Energy Lasers

The scope of this research radically changed the way novel components are designed and fabricated for high-energy applications. This 3D Meta-Optics platform was, and is, essentially engineering the...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Collins Aerospace Provides Avionics for C-130H Modernization Program

The Lockheed C-130H Hercules fleet operated by the Air National Guard and U.S. Air Force Reserve is getting new Collins Aerospace Systems avionics that will help...

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Software

Rolls-Royce Optimizes Maintenance, Service, Product Development with IFS Maintenix, Real-Time Data

Rolls-Royce officials in London are optimizing maintenance, service, and product development using data gleaned from its Trent aircraft...

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Defense

Boeing's Latest Contract Secures New Wings for Remaining A-10 Fleet

After wrapping up a wing swap on 173 Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II close air support attack aircraft, the Boeing Company was awarded with another Indefinite...

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Aerospace

AirMap and Skyguide Deploy Swiss National Flight Information Management System for Drones

Swiss air navigation service provider, skyguide, AirMap, Inc. – the leading global airspace intelligence platform for drones, and the Swiss...

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Defense

Bell Incorporates Bird-Deterring Lights as Standard Equipment on Bell 407 Helicopters

Helicopter manufacturer and Textron Inc. subsidiary, Bell Flight, is adding a new piece of standard equipment to its Bell 407GXi single-engine, civil...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

New Products

Temperature Elements for Flight-Critical Equipment

FCI Aerospace’s (San Marcos, CA) AS-TE Temperature Element Series sensors utilize precision resistance temperature detectors (RTDs) to provide superior accuracy,...

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Aerospace

Peridynamic Modeling: An Alternative Approach to Analyzing Material Failure

A critical technology challenge for structural material applications is to have a means for the reliable analysis of material damage and failure.

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Defense

Feasibility Study of Portable Water Desalination Systems for Water Contingencies at Remote Navy Installations

The Navy is exploring ways to ensure an uninterrupted supply of potable water at remote installations.

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Aerospace

Thermal Conductivities of Some Polymers and Composites

Thermoset polymers are good electrical insulators that are used in applications ranging from electronics to composite armor. They are rather poor thermal conductors, however.

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Test & Measurement

Nominal High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) Waveforms

Predictions of these signals were difficult to make due to the complexity of the physics unleashed by the detonation.

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Aerospace

How Has Automation Transformed Aviation?

Over the past year, the aviation industry has consistently been in the news over unfortunate circumstances. One topic that has been highlighted as a potential failure point is automated systems in...

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Unmanned Systems

The F-35 Is Getting Life-Saving Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance Systems from the F-16

The fifth-generation Lockheed Martin F-35 Lighting II stealth multirole fighter is now a safer aircraft to fly thanks to collision avoidance...

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Unmanned Systems

Like a Good Neighbor, Impossible Aerospace Flew over to a Nearby Construction Fire to Help Locate Hotspots for First Responders

When a four-alarm fire started burning at a Santa Clara, California construction site down the street from...

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Test & Measurement

NASA Tests Electric Aircraft Power Systems

NASA Glenn has repurposed its Hypersonic Tunnel Facility to create the NASA Electric Aircraft Testbed (NEAT), a reconfigurable facility that can accommodate power systems for large passenger...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Boeing’s Next EcoDemonstrator Test Bed Will Be a 777

The Boeing Company is kicking off a new round of flight-testing to research approximately 50 technology projects related to safety, environmental sustainability, and passenger...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Inside Story: The Role of the SFFs in Rugged HPEC Computing

See how the shrinking of systems is impacting embedded computing design principles.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

LASER World of PHOTONICS, Day 3 — Unusual Exhibits

Editor Bruce A. Bennett takes us through the unusual — and completely unexpected —at this year's LASER World of Photonics.

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Defense

New Zealand and LeoLabs Establish the First Low-Earth Orbit Regulatory Platform

LeoLabs, Inc. of Menlo Park, California has deployed the world's first dedicated regulatory platform for low-Earth orbit (LEO): the Space Regulatory and...

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Test & Measurement

LASER World of PHOTONICS 2019

The bi-annual Laser World of Photonics exhibition begins today.

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Automotive

NASA Crash Landing Is a Complete Success

NASA just crash landed a Fokker F28 Mark 1000 Fellowship short-range, narrow-body airliner. The event, an experiment to gather crash-safety data, occurred at NASA Langley Research Center’s...

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Defense

MTSI’s Latest Project Gives Fixed-Wing Aircraft Vertical Cargo Lift Capabilities

Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI), an engineering services and technology company based in Alexandria, Virginia, has developed an unconventional...

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Test & Measurement

Lockheed Martin Announces Latest Hypersonic Progress at Le Bourget

Lockheed Martin Corporation successfully flight tested the AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) on a U.S. Air Force Boeing B-52 Stratofortress. The captive...

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Test & Measurement

Deloitte Issues Report on Viability of EVTOL UAM Transportation

In a new report, New York City-based consulting and advisory firm, Deloitte Global suggests while that there has been progress in the development of electric vertical take-off...

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Data Acquisition

Cepton Technology’s Newest Highspeed Lidar Sensor Can Spot a Tow Hitch on a Vehicle Traveling 50 Miles per Hour

Cepton Technologies, Inc., a San Jose, California-based 3D lidar developer, has added a line scanning lidar (light...

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Regulations/Standards

Boeing Reports on Its Environmental Efforts

In its 2019 Global Environment report, the Boeing Company provides an update on the environmental strategy the company unveiled last year. The strategy identifies 2025 as a target year to...

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Products
Test & Measurement

New Products

Lange Couplers

The construction and port orientation of the Lange Coupler from SemiGen (Londonderry, NH) makes it useful as both a power combiner and splitter for RF and microwave applications. It is a specific type of...

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Articles
Test & Measurement

Getting the Most Out of Industrial CT Scanning

Quality assurance and flight certification of critical aerospace parts and assemblies have reached new levels of sophistication in recent years. Leading aerospace and defense manufacturers...

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