Keyword: Aviation

Aerospace

Special Reports: RF & Microwave Electronics
Unmanned Systems - March 2022

Powering better battlefield drones...autonomous quadcopters that fly aerobatic maneuvers...a breakthrough in compact UAV satellite communications technology. Read about these and other advances in air, ground,...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
What began as a research tool to collect aerodynamic data from research aircraft is now solving technical challenges for NASA.
INSIDER: Aerospace

In the fifteenth century, artist and engineer Leonardo da Vinci envisioned a craft that flew using a single helix-shaped propeller — the aerial screw — viewed by many...

Facility Focus: Electronics & Computers
Learn about the aviation, space, cybersecurity, and engineering achievements happening at Embry-Riddle.
INSIDER: Motion Control

It might be tiny, but Peter Ryseck’s Mini QBIT offers hobbyists some serious fun — and could help foster new innovations in the field of unmanned aviation.

NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
Satellite scheduling software helps consolidate data acquisition and improve weather forecasting.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The technique controls rather than combats ice formation.
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.
Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A mobile robot will go to the South Pole of the Moon — with help from radiation-hardened avionics.
Articles: Materials
Thanos Yiagopoulos, Chief Technology Officer of Momentive Performance Materials, discusses how engineers can determine the best product for their application.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
See this year's product designs from engineers, students, and entrepreneurs worldwide.
Special Reports: RF & Microwave Electronics
Space Technology - October 2021

A new era of space exploration is set to begin with Artemis 1, the first in a series of increasingly complex NASA missions that will take humans back to the moon and then on to Mars. Read all about it in this...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Metamaterial printing, high-efficiency solar cells, and a noise-reduction material.
Briefs: Aerospace
Vibration-absorbing resonators could better soundproof walls and make vehicles more streamlined.
Briefs: Aerospace
This evaluation tool for low-altitude air traffic operations can be used by the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry.
Blog: Aerospace
Professor Francois Barthelat wants to incorporate the fish fin's strong, flexible characteristics into robotic and aerospace designs.
Technology Leaders: Data Acquisition
Learn different strategies for addressing outdated avionics, like adding in commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products.
Briefs: Aerospace
The reaction converts 90% of plastic to jet fuel and other valuable hydrocarbon products within an hour at moderate temperatures.
Briefs: Energy
This fuel cell could power a variety of transportation modes such as unmanned underwater vehicles, drones, and eventually electric aircraft.
Special Reports: Imaging
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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
SMA tube elements drive rotary and ring gear motion in compact, powerful actuators.
Briefs: Aerospace
Applications include anti-fouling and anti-contamination, aerodynamic and hydrodynamic drag reduction, and adhesive joining of composite parts.
Facility Focus: Wearables
Duke Engineering supports clinical ultrasound imaging, restoration of hearing by cochlear implant, megapixel photography, and metamaterials.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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: Aerospace
Injection of air at the trailing edge of a winglet further reduces drag.
Briefs: Aerospace
The open-architecture flight software package provides solutions for onboard orbit determination.
Question of the Week: Energy
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.