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Digital technologies applied to military electronics are fueling the rapid transformation of integrated communication systems. By...

White Papers: Defense
Thunderbolt 3: A Path forward for Avionics Data Bus Interfaces and Abaco’s ARINC 615-3 Data Loader

Engineers using avionics data bus interfaces and data loaders are facing a growing problem: the demise of the PCMCIA and ExpressCard...

White Papers: Aerospace
Why These Five Mathcad® Users Switched to Maple

Switching from one math tool to another is difficult, and these difficulties may be prohibitive even if a need for change has been identified. The challenge is to determine when the benefits...

White Papers: Aerospace
Custom Built Machines Increase Employee Safety, Speed Up Production, and Save You Money

A lot of companies shy away from custom machine builds because they believe them to be more expensive than simply selecting a pre-built off-the-shelf...

Question of the Week: Aerospace
Will Turboelectric Aircraft Take Off?

A recent video on Tech Briefs TV highlighted NASA’s new idea for aircraft: the STARC-ABL. The concept under development aims to bridge the gap between current jet fuel-powered aircraft and future all-electric vehicles.

White Papers: Design
Thermal Management Techniques in Avionics Cooling

As modern-day UAV’s are becoming more and more complex and compact in their design, requiring cooling, and possibly heating, design engineers typically favor liquid cooling solutions to...

“Smellicopter” uses a live moth antenna to avoid obstacles and seek out smells.
The coatings can be deposited on substrates such as glass, polymers, metals, and aerogels.
Pilots and air traffic controllers no longer will rely solely on voice communications.
The material is designed for high-temperature applications in aircraft, building insulation, personal protective clothing, industrial, and automotive.
This technology has potential across many industries including water reclamation and treatment, and waste destruction in liquid waste streams.
Hundreds of drones can recharge autonomously on unmanned ground vehicles.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
Perseverance on Mars: The Journey Begins
Perseverance is the first leg of a round trip to Mars.
Facility Focus: Robotics, Automation & Control
Facility Focus: NASA Langley Research Center
See how NASA Langley tests a variety of advanced aircraft concepts. including ways to make flying both cleaner and quieter.
The algorithms enable drones to quickly switch between hover and forward flight.
Onboard cameras can be used to keep damaged quadcopters in the air and flying stably, even without GPS.
Special Reports: Aerospace
Rugged Computing - March 2021

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

When SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule splashed down off the Florida coast in August following its first crewed mission, the two astronauts inside could not exit the capsule...

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) and NASA’s Solar Orbiter Heliospheric Imager (SoloHI) recently recorded an image showing three of the four inner rocky planets. The...

Darin Skelly spoke with Tech Briefs about how he felt during the landing of the Perseverance rover, and what he's most looking forward to finding out about Mars.
Watch as the Perseverance rover lands on Mars.
Tech Talks: Aerospace
Carbon Fiber Rotor Encapsulation

As the aerospace and other high-tech industries continue to evolve toward more energy-efficient, power-dense systems, new technologies are emerging that place greater demands on motors in terms of...

On-Demand Webinars: Aerospace
6 Ways to Reduce Aerospace and Defense Program Risk

This presentation describes how a development environment employing a complete digital twin of the platform electrical system reduces program risk. It discusses the importance of employing a mature and fully functional, multi-domain digital thread to enrich the digital twin throughout...

The method could be key to designing more efficient batteries for specific uses such as electric cars and airplanes.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Multipurpose Batteries Make it Easier to Get Around on Mars
NASA-funded research by Clemson University scientists could lead to the creation of lighter, faster-charging batteries suitable for powering a spacesuit or even a Mars rover.
Briefs: Aerospace
High-Fidelity Sonic Boom Propagation Tool
The sBOOMTraj software tool predicts and mitigates ground noise generated during supersonic flight.
Briefs: Software
Space Weather Database
The DONKI application provides daily interpretations of space weather observations, analysis, and models.
The polyimide composites have uses in aerospace, automotive, construction, electronics, mechanical systems, and industrial machinery.
Applications include terahertz medical imaging and communications.

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