Keyword: Landing gear

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new robot developed by Caltech researchers LEO carves out a new type of locomotion somewhere between walking and flying.
Briefs: Aerospace

Landing is stressful on a rocket’s legs because they must handle the force from the impact with the landing pad. One way to combat this is to build legs out of materials that absorb some of...

Briefs: Aerospace
Supporting Test Aircraft with Lift Airbags

Innovators at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center have developed a method of using aircraft lift airbags to support test aircraft during wing strain gage load calibration. In calibration testing, a set of known loads is applied to the wing, and the loads and strain gage responses are then...

Briefs: Aerospace

Airframe noise, produced by unsteady flow around aircraft structures, is an important source of aircraft noise during approach and landing. Sound radiating from the undercarriage is a major...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

An advanced docking system is undergoing development to enable softer, safer docking than was possible when using prior docking systems. This system is intended for original use in...