Keyword: Aircraft

Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
Learn different strategies for addressing outdated avionics, like adding in commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products.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.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The flexible antenna was designed for active aeronautical satellite communications.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
SMA tube elements drive rotary and ring gear motion in compact, powerful actuators.
Briefs: Aerospace
Early flutter detection will help in the development of safer and more eco-friendly aircraft turbines.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The system uses infrasonic acoustics for weather monitoring and for drone or UAV activity.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Dangerous “butterfly” landmines can be detected using low-cost drones and infrared cameras.
Briefs: Aerospace
These tiny aerial robots can operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.
Briefs: Materials
The coating repels insects on aircraft wing surfaces and motor vehicles and reduces surface imperfections on other low-friction or non-stick surfaces.
Briefs: Aerospace
Injection of air at the trailing edge of a winglet further reduces drag.
Q&A: Data Acquisition
New autonomous robotic devices can survey hazardous or difficult-to-reach sites faster than humans.
NASA Spinoff: Robotics, Automation & Control
The interface enables one person to accomplish tasks that previously required two sets of hands.
Briefs: Aerospace
The new hinge is the key to get loadbearing, large quadrotors to climb a few dozen feet in seconds.
Briefs: Propulsion
The proposed design could reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 95 percent.
Articles: Energy
These 6 advancements are leading us to cleaner, faster aircraft.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Autonomous quadcopters can be trained using simulations to increase their speed, agility, and efficiency.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This model can be used to design better aircraft without having to wait months for supercomputer calculations.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The tiny device accurately measures acceleration in smaller navigation systems and other devices.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The alloy has applications in jet turbine disks and other high-stress and/or high-temperature environments.
Briefs: Aerospace
A mathematical framework can help engineers make informed decisions about which sensors to use and where they must be positioned in aircraft and other machines.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
“Smellicopter” uses a live moth antenna to avoid obstacles and seek out smells.
Briefs: Aerospace
The algorithms enable drones to quickly switch between hover and forward flight.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Onboard cameras can be used to keep damaged quadcopters in the air and flying stably, even without GPS.
Briefs: Software
High-Fidelity Sonic Boom Propagation Tool
The sBOOMTraj software tool predicts and mitigates ground noise generated during supersonic flight.
Briefs: Transportation
This detector could help robots, drones, and self-driving cars avoid collisions.
Briefs: Communications
Wire-connected drones may complement or replace the fixed base stations of cellular communications networks.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The antenna is designed for use in extreme conditions such as outer space.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The thermal management technology could also be used for server farms and spacecraft.
Briefs: Aerospace
NASA's phase-locked rotors reduce noise.