Keyword: Aircraft

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The process predicts when and where microscopic cracks will occur before they become catastrophic.
Briefs: Aerospace
Acoustic optimization for anti-phase asymmetric rotor.
Briefs: Manned Systems
New design removes the need for mechanisms to perform active tilting of the wings or rotors, reducing system mass.
Briefs: Motion Control
Gust load alleviation is an increasing concern for the design of fixed-wing aircraft with ultra-high aspect wings.
Briefs: Materials

Engineers have created a highly effective way to paint complex 3D-printed objects, such as lightweight frames for aircraft and biomedical stents, that could save manufacturers time and money and provide new...

Articles: Design

We've made some impressive strides from both a societal and industry perspective in the face of this unrelenting pandemic. And while the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry has been hit...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

Hypersonic weapons, unlike ballistic missiles, take unpredictable paths and can evade missile defense systems. To counter hypersonic technologies, radar engineers must build systems that have no...

Facility Focus: Unmanned Systems

Founded in 1876, the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Bolder) is a public research university in Boulder, CO. The College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU Boulder was founded in 1893. With an...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Substances such as plastics, metals, and wax are used in 3D printers to make products and parts for larger items. Products created through the 3D printing of plastics include every-thing from...

Briefs: Power

Electrification of the transportation sector is critical to future energy and environmental resilience and will require high-power fuel cells (either standalone or in conjunction with batteries) to...

Briefs: Manned Systems
The system could allow for flight speeds of Mach 6 to 17 and would have applications in air and space travel.
Application Briefs: Energy
Hybrid-electric propulsion systems hold clear potential to reduce aircraft carbon dioxide emissions and support the goal of greater sustainability in aviation.
Facility Focus: RF & Microwave Electronics
Learn about the aviation, space, cybersecurity, and engineering achievements happening at Embry-Riddle.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A new fabrication technique helps improve the performance of flying micro-robots.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A new robot developed by Caltech researchers LEO carves out a new type of locomotion somewhere between walking and flying.
5 Ws: Unmanned Systems
About the size of a grain of sand, the flying microchip (or microflier) does not have a motor or engine.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Applications include avionics, data storage, process control, reconfigurable manufacturing lines, and civil and structural engineering.
Briefs: Propulsion
The low-density, graphene-based aerogel could make aircraft as quiet as a hairdryer.
Briefs: Communications
The film monitors how well aircraft and spacecraft withstand the mechanical stresses of flight.
Briefs: Unmanned Systems
UAVs can land on moving unmanned ground vehicles without GPS.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A silicon chip provides a low-cost solution to help machines see the world clearly.
Briefs: Aerospace
The new algorithm could enable fast, nimble drones for time-critical operations such as search and rescue.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The algorithm calculates time-optimal trajectories that fully consider the drones’ limitations.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Unmanned aircraft present a range of optics challenges.
Articles: Aerospace
A vision-based control algorithm saves a quadrotor after the complete loss of a single motor.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The instrument identifies, quantifies, and characterizes contamination, even on irregularly shaped surfaces.
Briefs: Aerospace
This evaluation tool for low-altitude air traffic operations can be used by the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry.
Technology Leaders: Aerospace
Learn different strategies for addressing outdated avionics, like adding in commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products.
Briefs: Energy
This fuel cell could power a variety of transportation modes such as unmanned underwater vehicles, drones, and eventually electric aircraft.