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Robotics, Automation & Control

Drift Improvement with Reinforcement Training of Inertial Sensors

The main objective of the DIRT-I project is to extend the holdover time of inertial sensors in the absence of a Global Navigation Satellite System.

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Research Lab

University of Rochester Lab Creates New 'Reddmatter' Superconductivity Material

In a historic achievement, University of Rochester researchers have created a superconducting material at both a temperature and pressure low enough for...

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Regulations/Standards

New Consortium to Develop Thermal Protection Materials for Hypersonic Vehicles

Several countries are competing to develop the most advanced hypersonic vehicles, and a team of researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology...

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Test & Measurement

Air Force to Inspect KC-135 Fleet for Non-Conforming Tail Pins

The Air Force is directing inspections of KC-135 tanker aircraft for a non-conforming part in the vertical tail assembly. The Time Compliance Technical Order (TCTO) restricts...

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Weapons Systems

Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Test Completed from Vandenberg

A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle at...

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Test & Measurement

US Air Force Test Center Invests $287 Million in Flight Test Instrumentation

Curtiss-Wright has been awarded a 10-year, $287 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) – Air Force...

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Test & Measurement

Report Finds Navy Super Hornet Fighter Jets Aging Worse Than Predecessors

Introduced in the mid-to-late 1990s, the Department of the Navy’s (DON’s) F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is a multirole, fixed-wing aircraft capable of attacking other...

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Products
RF & Microwave Electronics

New Products

See the new products for February 2023, including nanocomposite material, a V8 microprocessor, machining software, and more.

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News
Test & Measurement

Ensuring Aircraft Safety by Optimizing Ice Protection Systems

By Boris Marovic and Thierry Olbrechts, Siemens Digital Industries Software

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Test & Measurement

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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Products
Electronics & Computers

New Products

The new products for December 2022, including self-encrypting drives, ruggedized computing modules, a 25-hour flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder, and more.

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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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Application Briefs
Design

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.

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News
Data Acquisition

Machine Learning Software Monolith Cuts Development Time for BMW’s Test Engineers

BMW faced a problem. Because leg injuries can be common in vehicle crashes, the effect of all manner of deformation must be measured in order to...

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Articles
Test & Measurement

The Distributed Extreme Environment Drive System (DEEDS)

DEEDS is made up of a highly capable avionic motion control system that is integrated with a modular mechanical drive system.

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Briefs
Test & Measurement

Laboratory Test Requirements for Marine Shock Isolation Seats

This research provides preliminary guidance for laboratory testing of marine shock isolation seats.

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Communications

5G Cellular to 5G.MIL® Pilot Network Data Transfer Demonstrated

Lockheed Martin and AT&T securely and rapidly transferred UH-60M Black Hawk health and usage data through an AT&T 5G private cellular network and Lockheed...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Flight-Testing of New Airbus A321XLR Gathers Momentum

Following the maiden flight of A321XLR development aircraft MSN11000, two more prototypes, currently in advanced stages of manufacture, will join the certification flight-test...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Air Force Conducts Aircrew Chemical Weapon Protection Test

The Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing and the 28th Test and Evaluation Squadron recently executed an in-flight vapor purge test in a F-15E Strike...

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Energy

Oscillating Heat Pipes Tested for Use in Space

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has released the results from its Advanced Structurally Embedded Thermal Spreader Two (ASETS-II). The AFRL experiment was 100% effective in testing...

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Products
Test & Measurement

New Products

New products in September 2022.

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News
Power

Chattanooga Power Haus

Volkswagen is rapidly gaining on General Motors, Ford and Tesla in terms of overall EV development and production assets in North America, industry analysts tell SAE Media. With the recent launch of its $22...

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News
Manned Systems

SAE International Extends Call for Abstracts, Seeks Submissions for AeroTech Conference

Engineering Events staff at SAE International in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, have extended the call for abstracts through September 21 for the...

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Briefs
Design

Pulsed Exposure Toxicity Testing: Method Development and Initial Evaluation for Stormwater Compliance

Preliminary research into modifying whole effluent toxicity testing protocols designed for continuous flow discharges as applied to episodic and/or ephemeral discharges such as those associated with storm water runoff.

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Briefs
Aerospace

Evaluation and Test Requirements for Liquid Rocket Engines

This Standard establishes test and evaluation requirements related to the development, qualification (or certification), and acceptance (flight production unit) of liquid propellant rocket engines and associated propulsion systems.

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Briefs
Aerospace

GPS Radio Occultation and Ultraviolet Photometry-Colocated (GROUP-C) Early Orbit Testing Results

After routine flight, capture, and installation, GROUP-C underwent Early Orbit Testing to verify its performance prior to science operations.

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Defense

Air Force Expands Missile Signature Characterization Capabilities

The Advanced Missile Signature Center of the 718th Test Squadron, 804th Test Group, Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), has been helping the Department of...

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Aerospace

Aerospace Vehicle Survivability Facility Helps Reduce Aircraft Losses

The new National Defense Strategy will focus on the building of a more lethal military force, the strengthening of U.S. alliances while establishing new partnerships,...

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Materials

NASA to Increase Sustainable Aircraft Manufacturing with HiCAM

One of the aeronautical challenges of the 21st century is finding a way to quickly construct new, sustainable aircraft. Hi-Rate Composite Aircraft Manufacturing (HiCAM), one...

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