Mechanical/​Mechatronics

Propulsion

Explore the key advances impacting propulsion technologies and applications involved in aircraft propulsion, turbo-electric distributed propulsion, and hybrid electric aircraft propulsion systems.

Briefs: Software
This method provides a fast way to assess rocket engine performance in a variety of operating conditions.
Briefs: Motion Control
Bio-Inspired Propulsion
Frequencies and passive dynamics of vehicles moving in air or water help enhance propulsion performance.
Briefs: Propulsion
This diffuser provides double the pumping efficiency in one-quarter the space.
Blog: Software
To speed up the design process, researchers from the University of Texas are finding more efficient ways to predict, or "learn," a rocket's behavior.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Altering the traditional intensity distribution of fiber lasers improves weld quality.
Application Briefs: Propulsion
Beta Technologies is putting their Electrical Vertical Takeoff and Landing aircraft (eVTOL) prototype through the wringer.
Briefs: Energy
The additive creates fuel from biomass while improving engine performance.
Articles: Transportation
Your preview of one of the largest technical mobility events of the year.
Blog: Aerospace
University of Washington engineer James Koch observed patterns in a promising, but often-unpredictable rocket part: The rotating detonation engine.
Briefs: Transportation
Electric motors and gas-alcohol engines could slash pollution levels and greenhouse gases from long-haul trucks.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
These louvers provide passive thermal cooling for CubeSats.
Special Reports: Motion Control
CONEXPO/IFPE - January 2020

Coming to Las Vegas in March, CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE are North America's largest events for the construction/commercial vehicle, fluid power, power transmission, and motion control industries. In this Special...

Special Reports: Design
Vehicle Electrification - January 2020

Demand for electric vehicles is accelerating, presenting new design, manufacturing, and infrastructure challenges. To help you keep pace with the rapid changes in vehicle electrification technology, we...

Briefs: Propulsion
Made with “Jenga chemistry,” the material could help in understanding how high-temperature superconductors work.
Briefs: Automotive
This technology provides simultaneous ohmic contacts and the process to make them.
Facility Focus: Motion Control
Glenn's research facilities have contributed to decades of technology advances.
Briefs: Imaging
This retractable de-orbit device facilitates targeted re-entry, attitude and orbital control, and collision avoidance.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The Foldable Drone: a Morphing Quadrotor that can Squeeze and Fly Davide Falanga, Kevin Kleber, Stefano Mintchev, Dario Floreano, and Davide...
NASA Spinoff: Test & Measurement
The material used on a shuttle's rocket boosters has several terrestrial applications.
Articles: Transportation
A prototype of the AC 'Biode' battery has been developed at 20W.
Facility Focus: Aerospace
NASA Armstrong flight-tests some of the nation’s most unique aircraft and aeronautical systems.
Briefs: Aerospace

A numerical modeling tool allows for a better understanding of rotating detonation engines (RDEs).

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A lake is usually a picture of serenity, perhaps the last place you’d expect to find a flying-fish robot launching itself 85 feet in the air.

INSIDER: Propulsion

NASA’s crawler-transporter 2 will carry the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39B for the launch of Artemis 1. One of the few women to...

Blog: Aerospace
NASA is set to return to the Moon in 2024. But why the lunar south pole?
Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Microrobots that can deliver drugs to specific spots inside the body while being monitored and controlled from outside the body have been developed that also can treat tumors in the...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
We interviewed an industry expert about the role of inductive position sensors in the IIoT.
Briefs: Materials

Landing is stressful on a rocket’s legs because they must handle the force from the impact with the landing pad. One way to combat this is to build legs out of materials that absorb some of...

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