Keyword: Aviation

Aerospace

Briefs: Imaging
Tiny aircraft that weigh as much as a fruit fly could serve as Martian atmospheric probes.
Briefs: Energy
Taking a cue from birds and insects, the wing design helps drones fly more efficiently and makes them more robust to atmospheric turbulence.
Special Reports: Communications
RF & Microwave Electronics - October 2020

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Aerospace & Defense Technology and Tech Briefs, read about how advances in RF electronics are enabling new applications in space and...

Podcasts: Aerospace

Before delivery drones start carrying packages (and passenger drones start delivering ourselves), engineers will need to keep refining an unmanned aircraft's ability...

Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Stennis now is testing RS-25 rocket engines for the Space Launch System (SLS) that will carry humans back to the Moon.
Special Reports: Energy
Power Electronics - September 2020

This compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology looks at the latest advances in power electronics and energy storage for a range of applications...

Special Reports: Test & Measurement
Aerospace & Defense - September 2020

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology, you'll learn about the technology driving the Mars 2020 rover, how NASA will use GPS to...

Briefs: Energy
The robots could fly silently for covert operations and stay steady through turbulence.
NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
In 2019, NASA engineers test-fired a 3D-printed rocket engine combustion chamber.
NASA Spinoff: Materials
The NASA-funded nanoparticle lubricant also works in satellites and space vehicles.
Briefs: Aerospace
Multiple commercial applications include defense, search and rescue, and disaster relief.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This method detects power line faults using a drone.
Question of the Week: Aerospace
Will Electric Aircraft Take-Off in Everyday Aviation?

In May of 2020, the “eCaravan” aircraft, powered by a 750-horsepower electric motor and more than 2000 pounds of lithium-ion batteries, flew to a height of over 2500 feet, at over 100 miles per hour. The all-electric airplane was built by magniX, Seattle-based electric propulsion...

Blog: Aerospace

Watch NASA experts review this week's preparations, as the Perseverance rover launches and begins its journey to Mars.

Blog: Imaging
The Perseverance rover has an almost human-like way of keeping its lenses clean.
Question of the Week: Aerospace
Will Morphing Wings Take Off?

Our lead INSIDER story today showcased a morphing MADCAT aircraft wing.

“From a first glance, it literally doesn’t look like anything that anyone’s ever seen before,” said MIT researcher Ben Jennet in our Here's an Idea episode.

How about you? Will Morphing Wings Take Off?

Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
The Mars rover Perseverance has a helicopter. Will the rover have to carry it around?
Podcasts: Aerospace
Ben Jennet is a PhD student at MIT and a former space research fellow at NASA. He is working with NASA to develop a new kind of aircraft wing that's flexible and changes mid-flight.
Technology Leaders: Nanotechnology
Highly technical glass-ceramic delivers optical precision at nanometer scale.
Technology Leaders: AR/AI
Aircraft may have a huge amount of data available, but this doesn’t mean it’s the right data to troubleshoot a problem.
Briefs: Energy
This method creates a thin-film electrode for a bio-nanobattery.
NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
Automated systems developed for NASA now serve as office conference bridges.
Blog: Aerospace
A reader asks NASA experts: How much hardware from the Curiosity rover is being used on the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover?
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Tech Briefs spoke with NASA’s Keith Comeaux, Deputy Project Chief Engineer, to learn more about the helicopter heading to Mars.
Facility Focus: Aerospace
Rensselaer Engineering focuses on solving the “grand challenges” facing humanity.
Facility Focus: Software
This NASA center hosts the world’s greatest collection of wind tunnels and flight simulation facilities
Articles: Aerospace

The last thing you probably do when a fly buzzes toward you is marvel at its graceful wing and body kinematics. But that’s exactly what researchers at Cornell University’s Itai Cohen Group...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A ceramic sensor could be embedded into structures such as bridges and aircraft to monitor their health.
Briefs: Energy
This new design could conserve energy used for defrosting airplanes, appliances, and more.

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