Keyword: Unmanned Air Vehicles/​Systems (UAV/​UAS)

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Podcasts: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Ronnie Tao, Vice President of Business Development for Amprius Technologies, joins the Aerospace & Defense Technology podcast to discuss the AIBOT battery selection and what to expect in the future development of eVTOL battery technology. He also explains how far most eVTOLs can fly on Amprius and other comparable aircraft batteries today.
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Videos of the Month: Medical
See the videos of the month, including one on the techniques and current targets for sustainable crosslinked thermoset polymer materials, one on medical materials innovation pioneers, one on making hydrogen the next major fuel source for our warfighters, and one on the Department of Defense exploring options to protect our warfighters further.
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Briefs: Energy
Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are taking cleaner transportation to the skies by creating and evaluating new batteries for airborne electric vehicles that take off and land vertically. Read on to learn more.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Professor Angela Schoellig from the Technical University of Munich uses ChatGPT to develop choreographies for swarms of drones to perform along to music. An additional safety filter prevents mid-air collisions. Read on to learn more.
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Special Reports: RF & Microwave Electronics
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RF & Microwave Electronics - May 2024

RF and microwave technologies are critical in a range of mil/aero applications including electronic warfare, space communications, and counter‐UAS measures. Read about the latest innovations in this...

Articles: Design
Both generative design and topology optimization can be leveraged with the COMSOL® software, which also provides features for customizing automated designs so that they are suitable for specific manufacturing methods.
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Products: Imaging
See the new products, including TRIOPTICS’ ATS alignment turning stations, VIAVI Solutions' expanded fiber optic test solutions portfolio, LumeDEL's fiberoptic collimating lenses, Teledyne FLIR's Neutrino LC OGI optical gas imaging camera module, and IDS' Sony sensor.
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Technology & Society: Unmanned Systems
The detection would start on the ground via internet-connected sensors placed in CalFire-determined areas of danger. For reconnaissance missions, the team is building a rotorcraft equipped with navigation systems, sensors, and cameras.
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Quiz: Unmanned Systems
Development of new Counter UAS technologies is expanding across the global Aerospace and Defense industry. Test your knowledge of counter UAS technology with this quiz.
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Briefs: AR/AI
By using artificial intelligence, researchers are developing a system that can automatically identify buildings after disasters and make an initial determination of whether they are damaged and how serious that damage might be.
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Briefs: Software
Innovators at NASA’s Johnson Space Center have designed a circumferential scissor spring mechanism, that when incorporated into a hand controller, improves the restorative force to a control stick’s neutral position. The design also provides for operation on a more linear portion of the spring’s force deflection curve, yielding better feedback to the user.
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Podcasts: Defense
Jeffrey Starr, Chief Marketing Officer, D-Fend Solutions, is the guest on this episode of Season 1 of the Aerospace & Defense Technology podcast.
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Podcasts: Aerospace
Tom Driscoll, CTO and Founder, Echodyne, is the guest on this episode of Season 1 of the Aerospace & Defense Technology podcast.
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Podcasts: Defense
This is the second half of our two-part podcast interview with Michael O’Hara, C-UAS Mission Manager, Northrop Grumman on the Aerospace & Defense Technology podcast.
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Special Reports: Materials
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Test & Measurement - February 2024

From advanced fighter aircraft to future fleets of driverless cars, innovative test technologies are enabling major performance, quality, and cost improvements. Read about these and other applications in a...

Podcasts: Aerospace
Michael O’Hara, CUAS Mission Manager, Northrop Grumman, is the guest on this episode of the Aerospace & Defense Technology podcast.
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Podcasts: Defense
The guest on this first episode of the new A&DT podcast is Shaan Shaikh, a fellow with the Missile Defense Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
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Articles: AR/AI
See the products of tomorrow, including battery-free force stickers, 3D holographic displays, an AI co-pilot.
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INSIDER: Unmanned Systems

Researchers at University of Rochester are developing photonic chips that could replace the gyroscopes currently used in unmanned aerial vehicles or drones, enabling them to fly where GPS...

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5 Ws: Unmanned Systems
A two-passenger hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) passenger multicopter aircraft with NASA-proven thrusters for advanced air mobility.
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Videos of the Month: AR/AI
See the videos of the month, including one on data connectivity, one on democratizing analytics, one on self-driving cars, and more.
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Briefs: Unmanned Systems
Researchers from MIT and Stanford University have devised a new machine-learning approach that could be used to control a robot, such as a drone or autonomous vehicle, more effectively and efficiently in dynamic environments where conditions can change rapidly.
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Quiz: Unmanned Systems
Since they arrived on the scene around the turn of the century, drones have enhanced the applications of many different industries. So, how much do you know about drones and their technology? Find out with this quiz.
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Videos of the Month: Design
See the videos of the month, including one on Amphenol Sine’s A Series™ family of sealed heavy-duty, multipin plastic and metal connectors; one on RoboSAR – an autonomous search and rescue of victims; and more.
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Podcasts: Unmanned Systems
Kraus Hamdani Aerospace is working with the U.S. military on applications for its electric drone, the K1000ULE.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have introduced a method for robust flight navigation agents to master vision-based fly-to-target tasks in intricate, unfamiliar environments.
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Briefs: Imaging
Advanced technology plays a vital role in search and rescue operations after natural disasters such as earthquakes. Thermal imaging equipment and sensitive listening devices are deployed to seek out signs of life.
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INSIDER: Software

It’s a long-held notion, proven in fact, that robots are the perfect instrument to free humans from jobs that are dull, dirty, and dangerous — the “3 Ds” in industry speak — with...

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INSIDER: AR/AI

In the film “Top Gun: Maverick,” Maverick, played by Tom Cruise, is charged with training young pilots to complete a seemingly impossible mission — to fly their jets deep into a rocky...

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