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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Matrix-Free Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Using Metal-Organic Frameworks

Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) is a soft ionization technique that is widely applied in the characterization of large biomolecules using...

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Defense

Coating Technology Enables Effective Missile Countermeasures

Heat-seeking missiles have been in use against both rotorcraft and fixed wing aircraft since the mid-1950s, and countermeasures to deceive their guidance systems have been employed...

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Power

OmegA Rocket Sustains Explosion During First Static Test, Northrop Grumman Maintains Test Was a Success

Northrop Grumman Corporation completed the first static or “stationary,” full-scale test of its next-generation OmegA space...

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Defense

Lockheed Martin’s “Non-Operational” Space Fence Detects Indian Anti-Satellite Operations While Still in Test Mode

A breakup field from a recent Indian anti-satellite test was detected by the Lockheed Martin-developed U.S. Air Force...

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Software

AGI and ANSYS Partner to Integrate Next-Gen Digital Modeling into Engineering Design

ANSYS – through a new partnership with global mission simulation leader, Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) – has begun integrating mission analysis into...

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Aerospace

Lockheed Martin Validates Heatshield for the Mars 2020 Rover Mission

Lockheed Martin Corporation (Lockheed Martin) successfully completed development and testing for the heatshield that will protect NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)...

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Aerospace

CityAirbus Urban Air Mobility Vehicle Completes First Flight

Airbus SE’s (Airbus’) “CityAirbus” electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) urban air mobility (UAM) vehicle successfully completed its first flight. The brief...

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Manned Systems

GE Aviation’s AiRXOS Launches New Air Mobility Portfolio and Management Tools Purpose Built for the Urban Air Mobility Market

AiRXOS, part of Evendale, Ohio-based GE Aviation, has unveiled an “Air Mobility” portfolio of autonomous...

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Data Acquisition

The Inside Story on Unmanned Vehicle Signal Recorder Technology

Pentek Vice President Rodger Hosking explains how signal recorder technology is being implemented in military unmanned vehicles.

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Products
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

New Products

Ultra-Low Temperature Elastomer

Greene Tweed’s (Kulpsville, PA) Fusion™ FKM 665, a new generation, ultra-low-temperature and chemical-resistant elastomer, was specifically formulated to meet and exceed the...

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Test & Measurement

Sound Attenuation of Neoprene Wetsuit Hoods as a Function of Dive Depth and Acoustic Frequency: Hyperbaric Chamber Trials

The U.S. Navy is interested in strategies that divers could employ to protect them from loud underwater sounds. Sonar...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Underwater Drone Technology

Finding ways to overcome physical limitations so that humans can dive deeper and stay underwater longer has been an ongoing quest. Back in the 15th century, Leonardo Da Vinci drew sketches of a submarine and a...

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Aerospace

Eyes In the Sky

Drones (i.e. quadrotors) are a popular and increasingly widespread product used by consumers as well as in a diversity of industrial, military and other applications. Historically under the control of human operators on the...

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Aerospace

Developing Knowledge and Understanding for Autonomous Systems for Analysis and Assessment Events and Campaigns

There are many challenges in developing complete performance ontologies and test methodologies to define and evaluate the...

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Test & Measurement

Hydraulic Cylinder Position Sensor Technology

As the demand for greater control and functionality increases, position-sensor-instrumented hydraulic cylinders are becoming more important in the heavy industry, mobile equipment, and subsea...

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Imaging

Monitoring a Nearshore Beneficial Use Site: Application of a Benthic Sled and Video Annotation

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Portland Districts (NWP) maintains safe and navigable waterways in Oregon through a variety of dredging...

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Automotive

Maintainers Design a $400 Maintenance Fixture to save the U.S. Air Force $500k per Year

A team of airmen from Robins Air Force Base in Georgia have designed a cowling repair tool for the Northrop Grumman E-8C Joint Surveillance Target...

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Automotive

Dart Aerospace’s Latest Emergency Float System Receives Certification in the U.S. and Europe

The popular single-engine Airbus Helicopters SAS H130 light utility helicopter – originally developed as the EC130 by Eurocopter Group in...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Collins Aerospace Taps Wind River Helix Virtualization Platform to Future-Proof Avionics

Future airspace will be filled with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones, commercial aircraft, helicopters, and more. Several prototypes are...

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Communications

Kepler Communications Will Flight Test a Transmission Optimizing “Smart Radiator Device” on Its Next Satellite Mission

Kepler Communications, Inc.’s (Kepler’s) TARS six-unit cubesat – the company’s third satellite scheduled...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Stratolaunch All-Composite Aircraft Achieves First Flight

Stratolaunch Systems Corp., founded by Paul G. Allen, in Seattle, Washington, has completed the first flight of the Stratolaunch, the world’s largest all-composite aircraft, with a...

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Power

AVIC Subsidiary Continental Aerospace Will Power the Upcoming Diamond DA50, Expands into Electric Propulsion

Continental Aerospace Technologies (Continental) of Mobile Alabama – a subsidiary of Beijing-based Aviation Industry...

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Manned Systems

Bye Aerospace’s Sun Flyer Is Now the “EFlyer”

In an effort to more accurately represent the aircraft – which will no longer feature wing-mounted solar panels as a standard option – Denver-based Bye Aerospace is renaming its...

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Defense

General Atomics Moves Toward Global RPA Flight Certification for MQ-9B SkyGuardian

A General Atomics Aeronautical System, Inc. (GA-ASI) MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) was controlled – from takeoff to landing – by...

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Transportation

WCX 2019: IAMTS Association Will Establish Standardization and Testing for Connected Vehicles

In pursuit of developing and growing an international portfolio of advanced mobility testbeds that meet the highest quality implementation and...

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Data Acquisition

Sensuron Enables Real-Time Structural Health Monitoring Onboard NASA’s X-56 UAV

In contrast to the stiff, rigid wings found on most commercial aircraft, flexible wing technology is considered essential to next generation, fuel...

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Electronics & Computers

Understanding the “Black Art” of RF and Microwave Switching

Understanding RF, especially microwave switching, can be a challenge. In many cases, test systems have been compromised because a test engineer did not consider all the...

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Articles
Data Acquisition

Using Ruggedized Test Equipment to Solve Jet Engine Problems

A jet engine is the very definition of “mission-critical.” A critical failure could cause a serious accident that endangers hundreds of lives. To prevent this from happening,...

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Briefs
Data Acquisition

Characterization of Bore Temperatures and Stresses in Small Caliber Gun Barrels

Currently in the small arms community, with the push for lighter, stronger barrels with improved life, a more complete understanding of the bore's thermal and...

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