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Aeronautics

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Multi-Objective Flight Control Optimization Framework
This framework can be used by commercial and military aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles.
Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Unmanned Systems - March 2020

The latest advances in aerial, ground, and underwater unmanned systems are covered in this special report, a compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense...

University of Washington engineer James Koch observed patterns in a promising, but often-unpredictable rocket part: The rotating detonation engine.
White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Design FAQ: Understanding the Value of Protective Packaging Standards for Hard Cases

ANSI, ISO, IEEE, NIST, UL … you probably recognize most of the acronyms for these well-known standards organizations. They establish specifications for...

Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Facility Focus: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Explore Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA's first space flight complex.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
3D Printing of Plastics with Electrical Circuits
This innovation could lead to better drones, satellites, and biomedical devices.
This program enhances images and videos for smartphones, tablets, and PCs.
Briefs: Aerospace
CAESAR Plug-in for MagicDraw
Users can maintain the consistency of a flight system design.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Insect-Inspired Motion Sensing
This mechanical gyroscope can advance motion sensing capabilities in consumer-sized applications.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Robots Assemble Large Structures from Little Pieces
Systems of tiny robots could build high-performance structures, from airplanes to space settlements.
Special Reports: Defense
Rugged Computing - February 2020

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

Question of the Week: Aerospace
Would You Ride in a Flying Car?

A flying car, also known as a rotable aircraft, is something that inventors have been dreaming about for a very long time. Stuck in traffic? Just take-off and get out of there.

NASA came to CES with a message: We're going back to the Moon, and we'll need help from industry to do it.
Stuck in traffic? The Pegasus flying car can get you out of there.
A carbon nanotube heat shield can better protect extremely fast aircraft.
This technique lowers airstream noise generated at the side edges of deployed flaps, elevons, or slats.
These advances are useful for transportation, infrastructure, and aerospace.
See how NOAA provides daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, climate monitoring, and more.
This thin film can be used for ground-based and airborne applications in aircraft, balloons, and other flight missions.
Heartbeat-based biometrics, sonic-boom displays, and an artificial leaf.
Load-bearing structures in cars and airplanes could be manufactured from the metal foam.
A new method of estimating the optimal trailing aircraft position in a formation increases fuel savings.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Microrobot Powered by Soft Muscles
This microrobot with soft actuators can crash, fall, and collide without being damaged.
A technology uses a combination of WiFi signals and accelerometer technology to track devices in near-real-time.
With the rise in electrification and design complexity, aerospace original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) need to look for new methodologies to mitigate compliance risk.
This lightweight material brings strength and durability to complex shapes.
Glenn's research facilities have contributed to decades of technology advances.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Products of Tomorrow: December 2019
Products include an aerosol scattering sensor; metal foam; and a new coated drug capsule.
Top prizes in the 2019 contest were awarded on November 8 in New York City.

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COVID-19: The New Design Paradigm and Emerging Technologies

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