Keyword: Aviation

Aerospace

Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Professor Francois Barthelat wants to incorporate the fish fin's strong, flexible characteristics into robotic and aerospace designs.
Technology Leaders: Aerospace
Learn different strategies for addressing outdated avionics, like adding in commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products.
Briefs: Materials
The reaction converts 90% of plastic to jet fuel and other valuable hydrocarbon products within an hour at moderate temperatures.
Briefs: Aerospace
This fuel cell could power a variety of transportation modes such as unmanned underwater vehicles, drones, and eventually electric aircraft.
Special Reports: Aerospace
Aerospace Manufacturing - August 2021

Demanding applications in the aerospace industry require products and systems that are manufactured using the latest technologies – from design and simulation, to fabrication and final testing. To help...

Briefs: Aerospace
SMA tube elements drive rotary and ring gear motion in compact, powerful actuators.
Briefs: Materials
Applications include anti-fouling and anti-contamination, aerodynamic and hydrodynamic drag reduction, and adhesive joining of composite parts.
Briefs: Aerospace
Early flutter detection will help in the development of safer and more eco-friendly aircraft turbines.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Dangerous “butterfly” landmines can be detected using low-cost drones and infrared cameras.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The open-architecture flight software package provides solutions for onboard orbit determination.
Briefs: Aerospace
Injection of air at the trailing edge of a winglet further reduces drag.
Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Duke Engineering supports clinical ultrasound imaging, restoration of hearing by cochlear implant, megapixel photography, and metamaterials.
Question of the Week: Propulsion
Will 'Zero-Impact' Planes Take Off?

Our May issue of Tech Briefs highlighted a hybrid-electric aircraft design from MIT that, according to its creators, could reduce global nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by 95 percent.

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This method increases burn rate of solid propellants.
Briefs: Energy
The proposed design could reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 95 percent.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
These 6 advancements are leading us to cleaner, faster aircraft.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
This model can be used to design better aircraft without having to wait months for supercomputer calculations.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Potential applications include parachutes, hot air balloons, weather balloons, blimps, sails, and parasails.
Special Reports: Materials
Advanced Materials & Coatings - May 2021

New diamond super-material enhances military aircraft survivability…a gold film gives robots “chameleon skin”…shape-shifting nanomaterial offers exciting biotech...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The tiny device accurately measures acceleration in smaller navigation systems and other devices.
Articles: Materials
Highly purified, low-outgassing silicones prevent material degradation in satellites and space vehicles.
Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Aerospace & Defense Sensing - April 2021

A microwave radiation sensor offers 100,000 times greater sensitivity...Nature-inspired sensors help autonomous machines to see better...New accelerometers aid the development of Electric Vertical...

Question of the Week: Aerospace
Will Turboelectric Aircraft Take Off?

A recent video on Tech Briefs TV highlighted NASA’s new idea for aircraft: the STARC-ABL. The concept under development aims to bridge the gap between current jet fuel-powered aircraft and future all-electric vehicles.

Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Unmanned Systems - March 2021

Drones that swarm and change shape mid-flight... autonomous combat vehicles on the battlefield...the latest in counter-UAS technology. Read about new advances in air and ground unmanned systems in this report...

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.
NASA Spinoff: Communications
Pilots and air traffic controllers no longer will rely solely on voice communications.
Facility Focus: RF & Microwave Electronics
See how NASA Langley tests a variety of advanced aircraft concepts. including ways to make flying both cleaner and quieter.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The algorithms enable drones to quickly switch between hover and forward flight.
Special Reports: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Rugged Computing - March 2021

From the battlefield to the oceans to the extremes of space, electronics and computing advances enable missions in the harshest conditions. To help you keep pace with the latest developments, we present this...