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As the aerospace industry continues to evolve toward more energy-efficient systems, new technologies are emerging. An example is the need for very large...

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...

White Papers: Defense
Understanding Key Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer Specifications

Spectrum analyzers are the fundamental instrument used by RF engineers to measure individual signals across a defined frequency band. They capture and display wanted and unwanted...

The Perseverance rover has an almost human-like way of keeping its lenses clean.

O-rings are a ubiquitous, uncomplicated sealing solution for virtually millions of products. They seal out moisture and environmental contaminants, separate surfaces to...

Question of the Week: Materials
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?

The Mars rover Perseverance has a helicopter. Will the rover have to carry it around?
On-Demand Webinars: Defense
On-Demand Web Seminar: Preparing for the Future of Aerospace and Defense

How can the aerospace and defense industry adapt to today’s challenges to enable a more connected universe?

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.
Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Even NASA Needs Effective Parts Sourcing

You can design the best product in the world but what if the parts, assemblies, and sub-components for your idea aren’t there?

A reader asks our NASA expert: "What kind of redundancy is built into the Mars 2020 rover?"
White Papers: Materials
AGM's Environmental Control Hardware Protects Military and Industrial Equipment!

Since 1970, AGM Container Controls, Inc. (Tucson, AZ) has led in the design and fabrication of environmental control hardware for the military, defense,...

Technology Leaders: Aerospace
ZERODUR: The Highly Technical Glass-Ceramic
Highly technical glass-ceramic delivers optical precision at nanometer scale.
This method creates a thin-film electrode for a bio-nanobattery.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
SMART Solar Sail
The miniaturized, autonomous, reconfigurable solar sail is capable of very fine maneuvering by small surface deformation.
Automated systems developed for NASA now serve as office conference bridges.
NASA needed help accurately measuring Earth-reflected sunlight.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Biohybrid Can Turn Carbon Dioxide into New Products
Applications exist both on Mars and on Earth.
Aircraft may have a huge amount of data available, but this doesn’t mean it’s the right data to troubleshoot a problem.
A reader asks NASA experts: How much hardware from the Curiosity rover is being used on the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover?
White Papers: Defense
Bundled White Papers: Strategies to Manage Obsolescence in Aerospace and Defense Test

Test engineers spend as much as 50 percent of their time (or even more in some cases) actively dealing with obsolescence in their test program sets. Read...

White Papers: Motion Control
Recoma®HT: Rare Earth Magnets for High Temperatures

Arnold Magnetic Technologies has developed Samarium Cobalt magnets for a wide range of applications. The RECOMA®HT grade magnets were developed specifically for applications operating at...

In this episode of Here's an Idea, we learn how researcher Roger Wiens went from sketching Mars and making homemade telescopes to bringing science instruments to Mars itself.
White Papers: Defense
Empowering Future-Proof Test Organizations Through Standardization

Aerospace and defense organizations find themselves in a continual juggling act of integrating cutting-edge technology while maintaining legacy testers, providing...

This program provides a relative navigation capability for spacecraft, remotely operated terrestrial vehicles, and machine vision.
Briefs: Motion Control
Solenoid Valve Health Monitor

The Solenoid Valve Health Monitor System (SVHMS) was developed to remotely monitor the health of solenoid valves, lowering operational costs and increasing reliability by predicting valve failures before they...

The process provides a cost-effective solution for applications in space-based imaging systems, military reconnaissance, and satellite and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
Articles: Test & Measurement
Mars 2020 – The Anatomy of Perseverance
NASA's Mars 2020 rover looks virtually the same as Curiosity but there are a number of differences.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Mars 2020 – Building Perseverance
Tech Briefs spoke with NASA’s Keith Comeaux, Deputy Project Chief Engineer, to learn more about the helicopter heading to Mars.

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