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Scientists Work to Enhance Faster-Than-Sound Jet Engines

Almost 75 years ago, U.S. Air Force pilot Chuck Yeager became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound. Engineers have been pushing the boundaries of ultrafast flight...

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Test & Measurement

Abort Motor for NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Successfully Tested

Northrop Grumman Corporation and Lockheed Martin successfully performed the final full-scale ground test of the abort motor for NASA’s Orion spacecraft Launch Abort System...

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Photonics/Optics

Optical Flow Visualization Applied to Jet Engine Testing

Working together with a local business and academic professionals at the University of Tennessee Space Institute, Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) team members at...

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New Products

Uninterruptible power supplies, single board computers, FPGA platforms, and more.

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Test & Measurement

Evaluation of Environmental Sensors in Training: Performance Outcomes and Symptoms during Airborne and Combatives Training

Investigating the feasibility and potential validity of using biomechanical environmental sensor technologies to improve the detection of potentially concussive events that could lead to mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).

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Photonics/Optics

Multimode Optical Fiber Sensing

Although a vast majority of fiber optic strain sensors use single mode fiber, multimode fiber has a higher nonlinear threshold that enables higher light levels and lower noise.

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Manned Systems

ERDC Begins Testing with World’s Largest Heavy Vehicle Simulator

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) completed assembly on the world’s largest heavy vehicle simulator (HVS), the “Titan,” at the end of...

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Defense

Sandia-Led Team Helps Extend Life of B61 Nuclear Deterrent

Sandia National Laboratories marked a major milestone when the Nuclear Security Enterprise successfully produced the first completely refurbished bomb for the B61-12 life...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Research Could Lead to Noise Reduction in Aircraft Engines

Through a Small Business Innovative Research contract awarded to MetroLaser, Inc., by the U.S. Navy, a system is being developed to measure the gas velocity of engine exhaust to...

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Aerospace

Space Industry Test Challenges

Avionics engineering teams should minimize testing time to accelerate the pace of innovation required for the next era of space exploration.

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Test & Measurement

Advancing Metrology at Mach Speed

Drone-mounted inspection tools are breaking barriers for the F-35.

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Materials

Using Open-Cavity Plastic Packages in Avionics Applications

See which methods can help semiconductors meet very tight time-to-market windows.

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Photonics/Optics

New Products

CAD software, torque sensors, HD lenses, and more.

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Aerospace

Development of a 94 GHz Radar System for Dedicated Bird Detection at Airports and Airfields

BIRDAR™ detected small birds at distances of 1.2 to 1.3 km and large birds.

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Semiconductors & ICs

FPGAs and HPC

A study determined the value of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) for high-performance computing (HPC) applications.

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Automotive

Addressing Electromagnetic Compatibility in the Context of Aircraft Electrification

In the current context of aircraft electrification, the aerospace industry needs to address increased design complexity and higher levels of integration,...

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New Products

Single-board systems, self-encrypting drives, custom capacitor assemblies, and more.

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Test & Measurement

Testing EMI Materials for Battlefield Applications

The testing of EMI materials must be rigorous and designed to predict performance over the lifetime of a material.

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Test & Measurement

Monitor Your Spectrum for Signs of Threats

Spectrum monitoring can detect signs of threats and provide insight into mitigating them.

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Test & Measurement

Quality Management Experts Provide Guidance on AS9100 Standard, Equipment Calibration

Quality management professionals across the global aerospace and defense community discuss the AS9100 international standard, audits, and equipment...

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Test & Measurement

Kauai Test Facility Launches Its Largest Missile

The largest missile ever to launch from Sandia’s Kauai Test Facility in Hawaii has shown the storied test range is still growing to meet the testing needs of advanced weapons systems....

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Aerospace

Coastal Lidar and Radar Imaging System (CLARIS) Lidar Data Report

The Army analyzed shoreline change, dune volume, beach volume, beach slope, and cumulative elevation change along the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina.

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Aerospace

Fabrication and Testing of High-Speed Single-Rotor and Compound-Rotor Systems

The X2 Technology Demonstrator recently achieved a level flight speed over 250 knots, proving the basic concept of the coaxial compound configuration.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Satellite Paves the Way for Improved Storm Tracking

Microwave radiometers on current satellites are about the size of a washing machine. On TROPICS’ small satellites, the radiometers are about the size of a coffee mug.

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Defense

New Weapons Testing System Produces Richer Data, Saves Time and Money

A team of Sandia National Laboratories engineers developed a new testing capability in support of its nuclear weapons mission. The team completed their first...

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Energy

Industry Invited to Participate in AeroTech Aerospace and Defense Technical Program

SAE International is inviting global participation in its AeroTech® aerospace and defense technology conference and exhibition, which is for the first...

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Test & Measurement

Radar Recording Proves Next-Level System Performance

As radar and electronic warfare systems contend with an increasingly crowded environment, recording tests, interactions, and conflicts provide valuable insight.

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Photonics/Optics

Facing 5G New Radio (NR) Test Challenges

The use of CA, MIMO, and beamforming technologies will lead to more antennas and radio ports that need to be tested.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

New Products

Mezzanine modules, voltage-controlled oscillators, cold-weather servo motors, and more.